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Screenplay by
TONY WILLIAMSON
 
Directed by
CYRIL FRANKEL
 
 
The Champions investigate mysterious happenings on a tropical island which threaten world peace.
 
 
When secret agent Withers (BRANDON BRADY) is the third man to disappear while investigating a mysterious tropical island, Nemesis sends the Champions to find out what is happening. Craig (STUART DAMON) and Sharron (ALEXANDRA BASTEDO) pose as husband-and-wife castaways and are taken to the house of the island’s owner, Kellor (VLADEK SHEYBAL), while Richard (WILLIAM GAUNT) lands by parachute.
 
Richard discovers something very like a missile installation, but it is so securely guarded that he has to lie low. Meanwhile Craig and Sharron find themselves near-prisoners in Kellor’s house where Kellor himself seems to be under the influence of two Chinese, Kai Min (ANDY HO) and Tsi Chong (ROBERT LEE).
 
Richard makes another search of the installation and is captured by Kellor’s accomplice Perango (BENITO CARRUTHERS). Half-conscious, he is confronted by Craig and Sharron; Kellor wants to see if he recognises them. But, with their telepathic powers, they are able to warn Richard, who is then locked into a hut with several other prisoners, among them Withers. They have been forced to act as slave labour on the island.
 
Exchanging evidence, Richard and Withers realise that the missiles are intended to breach the Russian and American early-warning systems, thus making both countries think they have been attacked—and thus to start a third World War.
 
With the help of Richard’s super strength, they break their chains and escape from the prison into the jungle. Sharron and Craig also manage to flee from Kellor’s house, but they are captured and taken back, only to find that Kai Min has already set the missile into operation. American radar screens are already showing waves of enemy missiles approaching. On the aircraft carrier that is standing by to evacuate the Champions, even the Admiral (ALAN GIFFORD) is agitated.
 
However, Richard and his party of escaped prisoners are still free and when they attack the missile headquarters and overcome the guards, they have got to “persuade” Tsi Chong to find the button which will destroy the missiles...
 
 
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ITC
PRODUCTION
 
Series created by
Monty Berman
and Dennis Spooner
 
© Copyright Incorporated Television Co. Ltd. MCMLXVII
 
 
Stuart Damon
 
Alexandra Bastedo
 
William Gaunt
 
Anthony Nicholls
 
Vladek Sheybal
 
 
Craig Stirling
 
Sharron Macready
 
Richard Barrett
 
Tremayne
 
Max Kellor
 
 
Brandon Brady
 
Alan Gifford
 
Bill Nagy
 
Benito Caruthers
 
Andy Ho
 
Richard Bond
 
 
Withers
 
Admiral
 
Controller
 
Perango
 
Kai Min
 
Radar Operator
 
 
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
 
 
Edwin Astley
 
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
 
 
John Hough
 
James Allen
 
John Winbolt
 
Pat Kelly
 
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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