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Screenplay by
BRIAN CLEMENS
 
Directed by
CYRIL FRANKEL
 
 
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 guess—but I think I’ve 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 “Joe’s Place.” He is joined by a man named Banner (JACK McGOWRAN), a swagman prospector of the old school and very much of an eccentric—the one man to slip the cordon when everyone else was told to leave the area. A new-fangled contraption just outside Joe’s Place is the reason, but Banner doesn’t believe it’s 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...
 
 
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
 
 
Jack MacGowran
 
Grant Taylor
 
Michael Gough
 
Bill Cummings
 
 
Banner
 
General Winters
 
Joss
 
Aston
 
 
Director of photography
 
Art director
 
Editor
 
Post-production supervisor
 
 
Frank Watts
 
Charles Bishop
 
Derek Hyde-Chambers
 
Philip Aizlewood
 
 
Production manager
 
Musical director
 
Theme composed by
 
Casting
 
Stunt Arranger
 
 
Malcolm Chistopher
 
Edwin Astley
 
Tony Hatch
 
Anthony Arnell
 
Frank Maher
 
 
Sound editor
 
Sound recordists
 
 
Music editor
 
Associate art director
 
Set dresser
 
Construction manager
 
 
Roy Lafbery
 
Len Abbott
Claude Hitchcock
 
Alan Willis
 
John Graysmark
 
Brian Rider
 
Bill Greene
 
 
Second unit director
 
Second unit cameraman
 
Camera operator
 
Assistant director
 
Continuity
 
Special effects
 
 
Ray Austin
 
Harry Gillam
 
John Winbolt
 
Colin Lord
 
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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