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Episode Guide
Project Zero
 
Screenplay by
TONY WILLIAMSON
 
Directed by
DON SHARP
 
 
The Champions become boffins when a leading scientist is murdered and many others disappear—victims of a remarkable series of kidnappings.
 
 
The murder of a scientist named Travis (JOHN MOORE) is the culmination of a series of strange disappearances from among top scientific brains. The Nemesis organisation has a certain amount of information to go on—but not enough. The information is that these scientists, of various nationalities, have left their jobs to join a top secret research programme called “Project Zero”, all in the belief that they are working for the British Government. But Britain has no such project on hand. Nemesis now has the task of locating these scientists, with the added danger that their captors will be even more on the alert since the death of Travis: he must have discovered the truth.
 
Richard (WILLIAM GAUNT) is chosen to spring the trap. It is “leaked” that he is a boffin—a micro cell computer expert—who has resigned. The ruse works. It is not long before he is approached by a man named Forster (GOEFFREY CHATER), who introduces himself as a member of the Ministry of Science and Technology. He asks Richard if he would be interested in going before one of his Ministry Selection Boards.
 
Everything appears to be extraordinarily above-board. The place of the interview is to be the Ministry itself, and Richard is taken there. But the Selection Board interview itself is held in a nearby building—“for security reasons.” It’s now clear how the scientists have been fooled.
 
Richard is accepted and taken to the Project Zero secret establishment by ’plane. His contact with his co-Champions, Sharron (ALEXANDRA BASTEDO) and Craig (STUART DAMON), is broken. All he knows is that he has been told that the establishment is somewhere in Scotland.
 
The myth that the project is on behalf of the British Government is skilfully kept up: the other scientists already there have no suspicions. They are working on a fission gun that can wipe out the world’s atomic stockpiles—and the man who sees himself as a world dictator as a result is named Voss (RUPERT DAVIES). His associates are a Miss Davies (JAN HOLDEN) and Forster.
 
Becoming suspicious of Richard, Voss clamps an apparatus around his head which could blow him sky high. He thus has complete control over Richard’s movements, and it looks as though Voss will be able to complete his plans. But by now, Craig and Sharron have sprung the same trap and, masquerading as top scientists, are brought by Forster into the net. They arrive on the scene. Voss has three Champions to contend with...
 
 
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
 
 
Craig Stirling
 
Sharron Macready
 
Richard Barrett
 
Tremayne
 
 
Rupert Davies
 
Peter Copley
 
Geoffrey Chater
 
Reginald Jessup
 
Jan Holden
 
Nicholas Smith
 
 
Voss
 
Antrobus
 
Forster
 
Grayson
 
Miss Davies
 
Postmaster
 
 
Donald Morley
 
John Moore
 
Maurice Browning
 
John Horsley
 
Eric Lander
 
Jill Curzon
 
Bruce Beeby
 
 
Sloane
 
Travis
 
Wittering
 
Chairman
 
Hedges
 
Stewardess
 
Pilot
 
 
Associate Producer
 
Director of photography
 
Art director
 
Editor
 
 
Johnny Goodman
 
Frank Watts
 
Charles Bishop
 
Inman Hunter
 
 
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
Claude Hitchcock
 
Deveril Goodman
 
John Graysmark
 
Brian Rider
 
Bill Greene
 
 
Second unit director
 
Second unit cameraman
 
Camera operator
 
Assistant director
 
Continuity
 
Special effects
 
 
Ray Austin
 
Jimmy Harvey
 
John Winbolt
 
Ernie Morris
 
Lillian Lee
 
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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