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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...
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
William Squire
David Langton
Michael Barrington
John Franklyn-Robbins
John Brown
David Kelsey
Dennis Ward
Robert Mill
Lord Mauncey
Production supervisor
Director of photography
Art director
Geoffrey Haine
Frank Watts
Charles Bishop
Derek Hyde-Chambers
Musical director
Theme composed by
Post-production supervisor
Production manager
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
Special effects
Ray Austin
James Allen
Harry Gillam
Ernie Morris
Elizabeth Wilcox
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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