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Screenplay by
DENNIS SPOONER
 
Directed by
CYRIL FRANKEL
 
 
Three agents of an international security organisation are granted miraculous powers of physique and mental ability when rescued after an air crash in Tibet. They become super humans.
 
 
Craig Stirling (STUART DAMON) and Richard Barrett (WILLIAM GAUNT), both agents of the international security organisation known by the code name of Nemesis, and Sharron Macready (ALEXANDRA BASTEDO), a trained bacteriologist with the organisation, are detected after raiding a secret germ warfare establishment. They get away with a test tube containing the incriminating germs, but their ’plane is so badly damaged that they crash in the desolate mountain regions of Tibet. All three are seriously injured: death seems inevitable.
 
Back at Nemesis, the organisation’s head, Tremayne (ANTHONY NICHOLLS), waits for news and tries to pacify two impatient Military Attaches (KENNETH J. WARREN and JOSEPH FURST), who are convinced that the three operators must be dead. Tremayne urges them to wait a little longer…
 
The three agents return to consciousness to find themselves miraculously unhurt. Their wounds are healed, but marked with gold scars. Only Craig has a vague, dream-like recollection of being operated on by a very old man. He and Sharron decide to trek towards India, but Richard says he must find their unknown rescuers, his decision strengthened by Sharron’s belief that she saw some kind of city below them just before they crashed.
 
They set off in opposite directions, and Richard finds the secret city and meets its aged but ageless Elder (FELIX AYLMER) who admits to having cured them, and also tells him that he and his companions have now been endowed with super-human qualities. Although they are still human and not immortal, they are champions in every field of endeavour, with sharpened mental capacities. Only experience will teach them how to use these improved bodies and minds. But, in return, they must not reveal the existence of the secret city.
 
One of their new powers is a telepathic understanding. They can hear each other over long distances. They will also be aware when the others are in danger. And at that very moment, Craig and Sharron are in danger: they have been captured by the pursuing Chinese.
 
Richard follows them and finds Craig, who has been shot and left for dead. Miraculously, he has again survived. The two men now have to rescue Sharron. Their new powers are put to their first test…
 
 
AN
ITC
PRODUCTION
 
Series created by
Monty Berman
and Dennis Spooner
 
© Copyright Incorporated Television Co. Ltd. MCMLXVII
 
 
Stuart Damon
 
Alexandra Bastedo
 
William Gaunt
 
Anthony Nicholls
 
 
Craig Stirling
 
Sharron Macready
 
Richard Barrett
 
Tremayne
 
 
Felix Aylmer
 
Kenneth J. Warren
 
Joseph Furst
 
Eric Young
 
Burt Kwouk
 
 
The Old Man
 
Whittaker
 
Chislenkan
 
Ho Ling
 
Chinese Major
 
 
Associate Producer
 
Director of photography
 
Art director
 
Editor
 
 
Johnny Goodman
 
Frank Watts
 
Charles Bishop
 
Peter Pitt
 
 
Musical director
 
Theme composed by
 
Post-production supervisor
 
Production manager
 
Casting
 
 
Robert Farnon
 
Tony Hatch
 
Philip Aizlewood
 
Malcolm Chistopher
 
Judith Jourd
 
 
Sound editor
 
Sound recordists
 
 
Music editor
 
Associate art director
 
Set dresser
 
Construction manager
 
 
William Trent
 
Len Abbott,
Dave Bowen
 
Deveril Goodman
 
John Graysmark
 
John Jarvis
 
Bill Greene
 
 
Second unit director
 
Second unit cameraman
 
Camera operator
 
Assistant director
 
Continuity
 
Special effects photography
 
 
John Hough
 
James Allen
 
John Winbolt
 
Pat Kelly
 
Valery Norman
 
John Mackey
 
 
Scenic artist
 
Production buyer
 
Make-up supervisor
 
Hairdressing
 
Wardrobe supervisor
 
Supervising electrician
 
 
A.J. Van Montagu
 
Sid Palmer
 
Gerry Fletcher
 
Pat Grant
 
Laura Nightingale
 
Ted Hallows
 
 
The Champions
 
Made on location and at
ASSOCIATED BRITISH ELSTREE STUDIOS
ENGLAND.
 
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