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Screenplay by
DONALD JAMES
 
Directed by
CYRIL FRANKEL
 
 
Strange noises in Craig’s head reveal the truth about a big bank robbery.
 
 
Plans for a vast bank robbery are discovered when Nemesis receives a tip-off that the money is to be placed in a Swiss bank. But where is it to be stolen from?
 
Inquiries led to Craig Stirling (STUART DAMON) interviewing banker Sir Frederick Howard (BASIL DIGNAM), who is curiously unhelpful and is later stabbed to death in a street.
 
Learning that Sir Frederick recently underwent an operation, Craig visits his doctor, Hallam (PETER WYNGARDE). He is amazed to find that Hallam was present when Sir Frederick was murdered.
 
Craig has good reason to be suspicious of the doctor because, with the aid of another doctor named Sumner (JAMES CULLIFORD), Hallam is planning to rob Sir Frederick’s bank and, in fact, the plan has already been set in operation. The two men overcome Craig with anaesthetic, and Hallam prepares him for a somewhat special operation...
 
Sharron (ALEXANDRA BASTEDO), in Geneva, senses that Craig is in danger. She and Richard (WILLIAM GAUNT) make their way to Hallam’s nursing home, but the doctor has left, taking Craig with him. But there is a clue that they have gone to Holland and there, in Rotterdam, Hallam and Sumner have bribed a port official, Van Velden (AUBREY MORRIS), to help with the importation of their “heavy machinery”. Van Velden is shot when he discovers that the “machinery” is gold, and demands a larger fee.
 
Meanwhile, Craig finds himself sitting by the roadside, recovering but wondering about strange noises in his head which are giving him orders. He telephone Tremayne (ANTHONY NICHOLLS), head of Nemesis, who tells him that Richard and Sharron are already searching the dock area in Rotterdam. Craig makes his way to the dock area, still worried about the vibrating noises in his head but fighting the pain. In trying to avoid detection by Hallam and Sumner, he dives into the water and, with his super-human powers, is able to stay under for so long that the men believe him to be dead.
 
When Craig surfaces, he finds Sharron and Richard waiting for him, and Sharron discovers that he has had a tiny transistor implanted in his ear when operated on by Hallam, who has thus been able to act as an invisible man giving Craig instructions. This, in itself, is a clue to the whole mystery of how Sir Frederick was forced into releasing the gold from his bank, and the final chase is now on...
 
 
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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
 
 
Peter Wyngarde
 
James Culliford
 
Basil Dignam
 
Aubrey Morris
 
Steve Plytas
 
 
Hallam
 
Sumner
 
Sir Frederick
 
Van Velden
 
Boursin
 
 
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
 
 
Albert Elms
 
Tony Hatch
 
Philip Aizlewood
 
Malcolm Chistopher
 
Judith Jourd
 
 
Sound editor
 
Sound recordists
 
 
Music editor
 
Associate art director
 
Set dresser
 
Construction manager
 
 
Bert Rule
 
Len Abbott,
Dave Bowen
 
Deveril Goodman
 
John Graysmark
 
Brian Rider
 
Bill Greene
 
 
Second unit director
 
Second unit cameraman
 
Camera operator
 
Assistant director
 
Continuity
 
Special effects
 
 
John Hough
 
James Allen
 
John Winbolt
 
Ken Softley
 
Valery Norman
 
Sid Pearson
 
 
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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