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Episode Guide
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Nemesis agents find themselves programmed to kill their own colleagues—and two of the Champions come to blows.
What has happened to George Brading (RICHARD OWENS)? He is a trusted and long-established Nemesis operator. After a two-day disappearance, he returns to the Nemesis building, walks straight up to a senior official and kills him.
There is no explanation except for the discovery that he has been given a powerful drug and, unless it can be identified, there is no way of administering an antidote. His wife Loretta (RACHEL HERBERT) avers that there was nothing unusual about his behaviour when he left home except that he was worried at losing his briefcase.
Craig Stirling (STUART DAMON), Sharron Macready (ALEXANDRA BASTEDO) and Richard Barrett (WILLIAM GAUNT) investigate and learn from a garage mechanic that Brading had received news that his case had been found and went off with the police to recover it.
The next chapter in the strange events is when Nemesis boss Tremayne (ANTHONY NICHOLLS) disappears for a whole afternoon. When he returns he, too, is under the influence of the drug... and he tries to kill the Nemesis doctor, Amis (HAROLD INNOCENT).
Brading dies, and it looks as though Tremayne will do so as well unless the drug can be identified. Craig, Sharron and Richard have only one clue to work on: that Tremayne had also lost his briefcase. Could both he and Brading have been trapped by being told that their cases had been found?
Who will be next? When Richard’s wallet disappears, it looks as though he has been selected as the next victim. He deliberately allows himself to be a bait but, although the others keep in telepathic contact with him, they are outwitted when he is abducted by two men posing as policemen. One is named Klein (PAUL EDDINGTON); the other is Barka (ERIC POHLMANN). Richard realises how it has all been done when he is taken to a phoney police station to reclaim his wallet.
It is another step in the Klein-Barka plot to turn Nemesis into a house of fear and suspicion, wondering where the next blow will come from and who will be the next victim, until the whole organisation is destroyed by its own agents.
Richard, too, finds himself programmed to kill, and his potential victim is... Craig. But what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?
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
Eric Pohlmann
Paul Eddington
Harold Innocent
Richard Owens
Rachel Herbert
Conrad Monk
Bruce Boa
Doctor Amis
George Brading
Loretta Brading
American Colonel
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
Roy Lafbery
Len Shilton
Dave Bowen
Alan Willis
John Graysmark
Brian Rider
Bill Greene
Second unit director
Second unit cameraman
Camera operator
Assistant director
Special effects
Ray Austin
Harry Gillam
Dudley Lovell
Ernie Morris
Sally Ball
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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