Three men find themselves alone in an atom test area, with the bomb due to go off at any moment. And if it does, it will devastate much of Australia. One of the men there is Richard Barrett, of Nemesis...
Call it a hunch if you like. A guess, a wild crazy guessbut I think Ive stumbled on to something...something huge...and quite mad!
This is the message received at Nemesis H.Q. from Richard Barrett (WILLIAM GAUNT), and the only guess is that it may have something to do with an atom bomb test which is to be carried out in Australia. Tremayne (ANTHONY NICHOLLS), the Nemesis boss, takes Craig Stirling (STUART DAMON) and Sharron Macready (ALEXANDRA BASTEDO) with him to Australia to observe the test.
Richard, meanwhile, has lost his memory after cracking his head against a rock while trying to detain two men, Joss (MICHAEL GOUGH) and Aston (BILL CUMMINGS). They escape in a helicopter, and Richard wanders around dazedly until he comes to a deserted building proclaiming that it is Joes Place. He is joined by a man named Banner (JACK McGOWRAN), a swagman prospector of the old school and very much of an eccentricthe one man to slip the cordon when everyone else was told to leave the area. A new-fangled contraption just outside Joes Place is the reason, but Banner doesnt believe its true that this is an atom bomb.
They are right in the detonation area, but they are not entirely alone. The helicopter has crashed and Joss is in the area as well.
Back at base, preparations go ahead for the test. Both Craig and Sharron are worried. Their intuition tells them that Richard is in danger, but a request to postpone the test is rejected.
Suddenly, after an accident in which he nearly loses his life, Richard regains his memory. The full horror of the situation is clear. Now he knows why he is here and what Joss and his companion were planning to do. The bomb to be exploded is clean and the effect of the explosion carefully calculated. But Joss has added a dirty bomb. Both will go up together, and the explosion will devastate vast areas of Australia, including Sydney.
Time is running short, and Richard lacks the technical knowledge to defuse the bomb. To make matters worse, Joss appears on the scene. Only the mysterious powers granted to the Champions can help now, and they come in subliminal flashes from Craig to Richard in a race against time...
Series created by
Monty Berman and Dennis Spooner
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A.J. Van Montagu
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