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Episode Guide
Autokill
 
Screenplay by
BRIAN CLEMENS
 
Directed by
ROY WARD BAKER
 
 
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?
 
 
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
 
 
Eric Pohlmann
 
Paul Eddington
 
Harold Innocent
 
Richard Owens
 
Rachel Herbert
 
Conrad Monk
 
Bruce Boa
 
 
Barka
 
Klein
 
Doctor Amis
 
George Brading
 
Loretta Brading
 
Mechanic
 
American Colonel
 
 
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
 
 
Roy Lafbery
 
Len Shilton
Dave Bowen
 
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
 
Dudley Lovell
 
Ernie Morris
 
Sally Ball
 
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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