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Episode Guide
To Trap a Rat
 
Screenplay by
RALPH SMART
 
Directed by
SAM WANAMAKER
 
 
The Champions follow a tricky trail when tracking down the suppliers of tainted drugs.
 
 
Drug addicts are becoming the victims not only of their vice but the lethal effects of tainted dope which is being distributed in London.
 
But who is handling this poisonous consignment? Scotland Yard are baffled, and the Nemesis organisation is asked for help.
 
It befalls Sharron (ALEXANDRA BASTEDO) to tail an addict, Jane Purcell (KATE O’MARA), who, desperate because her supplies have been cut off, allows Sharron, posing as a fellow addict, to trick her into revealing the name of her “pusher”.
 
Sharron buys some drugs from the man, Edwards (MICHAEL STANDING), planting a tiny transmitter bug on him which allows Craig (STUART DAMON) and Richard (WILLIAM GAUNT) to tail him to the Zoo, where he buys a bag of peanuts from a vendor (TOKE TOWNLEY).
 
A search of Edwards’ flat reveals little—except a bag of peanuts in the kitchen. The peanuts prove to be full of drugs. Now certain that they are on the right trail, Craig and Richard keep watch on the peanut vendor’s house and follow him to a garage where they notice that the petrol attendant, Sandra (EDINA RONAY), looks far too well dressed for her job. Craig makes her acquaintance, deliberately lets her think he is a policeman and is able, with his super-human hearing, to gauge the number she dials when she ’phones to warn her contact.
 
The number is passed on to Richard and Sharron, who get busy on tracing its owner. Meanwhile, Craig takes Sandra to a nightclub where she introduces him to Pelham (GUY ROLFE), who insists on their returning to his house for a drink. Once inside, Craig is led at gunpoint into the basement, which connects with a nearby Eastern Embassy.
 
An Embassy official and several servants are waiting and they attempt to torture Craig into revealing his true identity. But by this time, Richard and Sharron have traced his whereabouts and break into the underground room. The source of the tainted drugs has been traced at last....
 
 
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
 
 
Guy Rolfe
 
Edina Ronay
 
Michael Standing
 
Toke Townley
 
Kate O’Mara
 
John Lee
 
Michael Guest
 
 
Walter Pelham
 
Sandra
 
Edwards
 
Peanut Vendor
 
Jane Purcell
 
Ambulance Doctor
 
Ambulance Man
 
 
Associate Producer
 
Director of photography
 
Art director
 
Editor
 
 
Johnny Goodman
 
Frank Watts
 
Charles Bishop
 
Derek Hyde-Chambers
 
 
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
 
Isabelle Byers
 
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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