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Screenplay by
DONALD JAMES
 
Directed by
PAUL DICKSON
 
 
An assassination attempt in a submarine provides the Champions with tense under-sea drama.
 
 
Protecting a visiting President from an East European state is always a worrying assignment, but for two of the Champions, Richard (WILLIAM GAUNT) and Sharron (ALEXANDRA BASTEDO), the danger appears to be over, temporarily at least, when the subject of their assignment, President Drobnic (HENRY GILBERT), is safely under-water in the submerging nuclear submarine he is inspecting with his wife (VIOLA KEATS).
 
But an assassination attempt has already been put in hand by the placing, among the ship’s stores, of a remote control explosive device.
 
The explosion causes the ship to sink to the sea-bed, badly damaged and with contact cut off. The captain is killed and the President so severely injured that an immediate operation is necessary. Only one person aboard has the ability to carry out the operation, and that is Sharron, and she can do this only if the submarine remains still. But the only possible way of bringing the vessel to the surface is to pump out the forward hatches and the movement would undoubtedly kill the President. Richard, acutely aware of the international repercussions of his death, orders the pumping to be delayed until the operation can be completed.
 
It’s a gamble with the lives of everyone on board and it meets with violent opposition from Raven (MIKE PRATT), the civilian engineer who is carrying out tests with a skeleton crew, and another civilian worker, Jackson (LAURIE ASPREY).
 
Richard has to take strong action. The operation goes on, and as it does so the supply of oxygen becomes less and less. Men are losing consciousness. Civilians on board begin to panic. But the operation is a success and instructions are given for the pumping to begin.
 
Raven is forced to show his hand when, with the President still alive, he attempts to shoot him but is foiled by Richard. The chances of anyone surviving are becoming increasingly remote, but it is Craig Stirling (STUART DAMON) who, from shore base, is able to use his uncanny telepathic contact with Richard to make the surfacing possible and also to reveal the truth about the assassination plot...
 
 
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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
 
 
Craig Stirling
 
Sharron Macready
 
Richard Barrett
 
Tremayne
 
 
Mike Pratt
 
Peter Howell
 
John Turner
 
John Stone
 
Viola Keats
 
Henry Gilbert
 
Laurie Asprey
 
Rio Fanning
 
 
Raven
 
Admiral Cox
 
Lieut.-Com. Street
 
Naval Captain
 
Madame Drobnic
 
Drobnic
 
Jackson
 
Telegraphist
 
 
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
 
 
Roy Lafbery
 
Len Abbott
Claude Hitchcock
 
Alan Willis
 
John Graysmark
 
Brian Rider
 
Bill Greene
 
 
Camera operator
 
Assistant director
 
Continuity
 
Special effects
 
 
Harry Gillam
 
Denny Lewis
 
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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