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Screenplay by
PHILIP BROADLEY
 
Directed by
CYRIL FRANKEL
 
 
The Champions probe a Caribbean conundrum. Who wants a parrot that speaks Greek?
 
 
A man is stabbed to death in a Montego Bay hotel. He had been travelling on a French passport, posing as Jean Valentin, a French businessman dealing in plastics. But he has been identified as a formidable and dangerous G.P.U. agent, specialising in all uses of explosives, by the name of Semenkin.
 
What was he doing in the Caribbean? It’s a problem for Nemesis to solve, and Craig (STUART DAMON), Sharron (ALEXANDRA BASTEDO) and Richard (WILLIAM GAUNT) are sent to Jamaica to investigate, with Craig masquerading as Semenkin.
 
The first mystery is a personal add in the dead man’s possession: “Wanted, A parrot that speaks Greek. Reply Box No. 666.” But why has Semenkin inked the figures into eights?
 
Craig’s investigations take him to a gift shop run by a man named Nikko (GEORGE MURCELL), believed to be Semenkin’s contact, and he is right in his guess that the parrot advertisement is a code to identify Semenkin. Craig is accepted as the G.P.U. agent and meets Jules (ANTON RODGERS). One thing becomes clear: they are searching for something in Montego Bay. But what? Craig has to go carefully to avoid revealing his lack of knowledge in this respect as they fly over the bay, piloted by the attractive Corinne (NIKE ARRIGHI). When his masquerade is detected, Craig is shot in the back and dumped overboard.
 
Sharron senses that something has happened to Craig but her intuition tells her that he is, in fact, alive and she and Richard are able to plot his approximate whereabouts. He’s very close to one of the smaller, uninhabited islands.
 
There is, however, one inhabitant on the island, as Craig discovers when he struggles ashore: a native named Clive (LINBERT SPENCER), who treats his wounds and tells him of a ’plane that has crashed on the other side of the island.
 
Is this the object of the intensive search? When Craig reaches the wreck, he realises that it is—and why Semenkin had been sent to blow it up and thus destroy its secrets. But by now, Jules and Corinne have spotted it, and it’s a race between them and Richard and Sharron to get to it first...
 
 
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
 
 
Anton Rogers
 
George Murcell
 
Brian Worth
 
Nike Arrighi
 
Linbert Spencer
 
George Roubicek
 
Imogen Hassall
 
 
Jules
 
Nikko
 
Bourges
 
Corinne
 
Clive
 
Semenkin
 
Cleo
 
 
Production supervisor
 
Director of photography
 
Art director
 
Editor
 
 
Geoffrey Haine
 
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
 
Anthony Arnell
 
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
 
 
Ray Austin
 
James Allen
 
John Winbolt
 
Ken Baker
 
Elizabeth Wilcox
 
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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