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Episode Guide
Project Zero
Screenplay by
Directed by
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...
Series created by
Monty Berman
and Dennis Spooner
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Stuart Damon
Alexandra Bastedo
William Gaunt
Anthony Nicholls
Craig Stirling
Sharron Macready
Richard Barrett
Rupert Davies
Peter Copley
Geoffrey Chater
Reginald Jessup
Jan Holden
Nicholas Smith
Miss Davies
Donald Morley
John Moore
Maurice Browning
John Horsley
Eric Lander
Jill Curzon
Bruce Beeby
Associate Producer
Director of photography
Art director
Johnny Goodman
Frank Watts
Charles Bishop
Inman Hunter
Musical director
Theme composed by
Post-production supervisor
Production manager
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
Special effects
Ray Austin
Jimmy Harvey
John Winbolt
Ernie Morris
Lillian Lee
Sid Pearson
Scenic artist
Production buyer
Make-up supervisor
Wardrobe supervisor
Supervising electrician
A.J. Van Montagu
Sid Palmer
Gerry Fletcher
Michael Jones
Laura Nightingale
Ted Hallows
The Champions
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