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Episode Guide
The Fanatics
 
Screenplay by
TERRY NATION
 
Directed by
JOHN GILLING
 
 
Richard Barrett becomes a member of a group of fanatical assassins—and learns that his boss, Tremayne, is an intended victim.
 
 
When world leaders are assassinated in a series of daring killings, Tremayne (ANTHONY NICHOLLS), the head of Nemesis, is convinced that the murderers are a group of dedicated fanatics, each of them willing to kill and be killed.
 
There is every reason to believe that the group are trying to enlist Roger Carson (DAVID BURKE), who is in prison for releasing Top Secret information. They have already tried to help him escape from jail. But they have no idea what he looks like now: after a car crash, plastic surgery has given him completely new features.
 
This is an opportunity for Richard Barrett (WILLIAM GAUNT) to take the traitor’s place in jail and await the next rescue attempt. The plan works. “Carson” is rescued while being moved to another prison, and Richard is taken to a country home and kept under guard in a cellar by the leaders of the group: Croft (GERALD HARPER), Anderson (JULIAN GLOVER) and Krasner (DAVID MORRELL).
 
Richard succeeds in escaping from the cellar and in contacting Nemesis. He then faces up to Croft and is accepted as the real Roger Carson. And he learns that the aim of the fanatical group is to take over world power.
 
Left alone, Richard comes face to face with Roger Carson, who has escaped from jail, but overcomes him in a fight. And when Craig Stirling (STUART DAMON) and Sharron Macready (ALEXANDRA BASTEDO) arrive, the three of them succeed in finding evidence that the next important person to be assassinated is none other than their own boss, Tremayne.
 
Tremayne is now at an official reception in London and this, the Champions guess, is where Croft and his colleagues have gone. Somehow, the Champions have got to get the London before the unsuspecting Tremayne can meet with the same fate as so many of the others on the Fanatics’ list...
 
 
AN
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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
 
Gerald Harper
 
 
Craig Stirling
 
Sharron Macready
 
Richard Barrett
 
Tremayne
 
Croft
 
 
Donald Pickering
 
Julian Glover
 
David Burke
 
David Morell
 
Barry Stanton
 
John Robinson
 
 
Colonel Banks
 
Anderson
 
Carson
 
Krasner
 
Faber
 
Collings
 
 
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
 
Stunt arranger
 
 
Edwin Astley
 
Tony Hatch
 
Philip Aizlewood
 
Malcolm Chistopher
 
Judith Jourd
 
Bill Sawyer
 
 
Sound editor
 
Sound recordists
 
Music editor
 
Associate art director
 
Set dresser
 
Construction manager
 
 
Alan Corder
 
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
 
Pat Kelly
 
Annabel Davis-Goff
 
Sid Pearson
 
 
Scenic artist
 
Production buyer
 
Make-up supervisor
 
Hairdressing
 
Wardrobe supervisor
 
Supervising electrician
 
 
A.J. Van Montagu
 
Sid Palmer
 
Gerry Fletcher
 
Michael Jones
 
Laura Nightingale
 
Ted Hallows
 
 
The Champions
 
Made on location and at
ASSOCIATED BRITISH ELSTREE STUDIOS
ENGLAND.
 
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