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Episode Guide
Nutcracker
 
Screenplay by
PHILIP BROADLEY
 
Directed by
ROY WARD BAKER
 
 
The Champions have to work out how to break into a top security vault, and it’s programmed to kill...
 
 
Lord Mauncey (DAVID LANGTON), wealthy and highly placed, is one of the nine people to have access to a top security vault operated by M.7.—a vault which contains vital NATO documents. Why, therefore, should he try to break into the vault? He gets as far as obtaining the secret file, but is caught because he is unaware that type on the file is magnetised and that it operates an alarm system the moment it is moved from the vault.
 
Mauncey’s only explanation is that he took the file on impulse. He cannot explain why. But what worries Duncan (WILLIAM SQUIRE), the head of M.7, is that the vault is not so impregnable as he imagined, and Nemesis is asked to test the security system in case Mauncey has handed the secret to a foreign country.
 
Craig (STUART DAMON), Sharron (ALEXANDRA BASTEDO) and Richard (WILLIAM GAUNT) have the task of testing the system, with the warning that the last safeguard, if any intruder appears to be getting away with the file, is that the system is programmed to kill...
 
It really is a nutcracker to handle, and they decide to break into Duncan’s office to see if they can find details of the electronic code. They find it so easily that it might have been deliberately placed there for them. Is this part of Duncan’s plan and, if so, what lies behind it? Is he, in fact, also a traitor? Evidence mounts up that he is.
 
With the others watching events from the outside, Richard takes the risk of stealing the file. It’s a tense, dangerous experience which meets with complete success—except for one secret he keeps to himself—a secret which may well trap Duncan if he is, indeed, the guilty man.
 
Lord Mauncey, despite Sharron’s efforts to make him talk, refuses to do so or to admit that he is in the pay of a foreign power. But when he is murdered, the case takes on even more sinister implications.
 
The Champions find one link between Mauncey and Duncan. Both have been attending the same dentist, a man named Warre (JOHN FRANKLYN-ROBBINS). But Warre and his colleague, Travers (DAVID KELSEY) and Walcott (JOHN BROWN), are by no means orthodox dentists...
 
 
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
 
 
William Squire
 
David Langton
 
Michael Barrington
 
John Franklyn-Robbins
 
John Brown
 
David Kelsey
 
Dennis Ward
 
Robert Mill
 
 
Duncan
 
Lord Mauncey
 
Manager
 
Warre
 
Walcott
 
Travers
 
Guard
 
Assistant
 
 
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
 
Frank Maher
 
 
Sound editor
 
Sound recordists
 
 
Music editor
 
Associate art director
 
Set dresser
 
Construction manager
 
 
Alan Corder
 
Len Shilton
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
 
Harry Gillam
 
Ernie Morris
 
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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