The Champions

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  • 1968
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (1,007)

The Champions is a spy thriller with elements of superhero comic book stories thrown in that makes this a unique and innovative TV series. Taking the 1960s fashion for espionage TV shows and movies, The Champions tells the story of a group of spies working for the international law enforcement agency Nemesis. The show begins with agents Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett sent on a secret mission, a plane crash leaves them stranded in the Himalayan country of Nepal where they are rescued by mysterious group of local people. Upon their return to Nemesis headquarters the trio discover they have been given a series of secret powers, which include telepathy, speed and strength. Throughout the series the trio of spies are sent on various missions by their commander, Tremayne, who is unaware of their abilities and shocked at their success. Battling the evil within the World, the three spies travel to various countries to fight fascists and super criminals intent on conquering the planet.

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Happening
30. Happening
October 23, 1968
In an atomic test area in the middle of Australia, three men find themselves trapped, knowing that a bomb is due to go off at any minute. One of these men is Richard Barrett. Fellow Nemesis agents Craig and Sharron come to his rescue.
Desert Journey
29. Desert Journey
March 19, 1969
The Bey, a young man currently enjoying life in Rome, is head of the country of El Hammi and only he can restore order to his troubled homeland. Craig, Sharron and Richard kidnap the Bey in an effort to get him to return to his country, but find that his life is being threatened by rebel insurgents who do not want peace in El Hammi while there is money to be made out of the existing situation of unrest.
Autokill
28. Autokill
April 30, 1969
A doctor is programming Nemesis Agents to kill each other, and is operating out of a fake Police Station. Tremayne is kidnapped, brainwashed and left dying in hospital. In an effort to save him, Richard also allows himself to be kidnapped. In turn, he is also brainwashed and ends up believing that Craig is his enemy. Ultimately The Champions find that their deadliest foe is one another.
The Final Countdown
27. The Final Countdown
April 16, 1969
After uncovering the latest plans of a neo Nazi Group led by a former SS Officer called von Splitz, Craig, Sharron and Richard find that they have to trace an unexploded bomb and render it harmless. Craig remembers some timely advice passed on to him by his uncle.
The Mission
26. The Mission
February 5, 1969
Craig and Sharron pose as a gangster and his moll in an attempt to block an escape route for criminals. Richard also goes undercover - as a drunken tramp in need of money.
Twelve Hours
25. Twelve Hours
December 18, 1968
When a visiting President becomes dangerously ill while on a submarine journey with his wife, Richard and Sharron must use all of their powers to save the President in the face of growing hostility from the crew of the submarine.
The Body Snatchers
24. The Body Snatchers
February 19, 1969
Richard goes on his own to Wales in response to a message from a friend of his about a mysterious medical facility in which it appears that the science of cryogenics is being carried out. When Richard vanishes, Craig and Sharron are sent to discover his whereabouts.
Project Zero
23. Project Zero
March 12, 1969
When some of Great Britain's top scientists start to disappear, Richard is sent to investigate. When Richard also disappears Craig and Sharron find that their super telepathic powers do not help. Disguised as scientists they must locate him before he is killed.
The Survivors
22. The Survivors
November 6, 1968
After three students are murdered in the Austrian Alps, the Champions investigate. During the course of their enquiries they discover a map which leads them to a mine where a group of German soldiers were buried alive by the SS.
Reply Box No. 666
21. Reply Box No. 666
October 9, 1968
While Craig is masquerading as a dead foreign agent his cover as a spy is given away. He is dropped into the ocean. Richard and Sharron frantically search the area for him using all of their super powers to no avail..
A Case of Lemmings
20. A Case of Lemmings
January 22, 1969
When a number of Interpol agents start committing suicide, apparently at random, The Champions are sent to investigate. Sharron becomes involved with some extremely shady characters, and Richard finds himself ejected from her hotel very swiftly indeed whilst he is working under cover. Craig finds himself on the verge of jumping to his death.
Get Me Out Of Here!
19. Get Me Out Of Here!
February 26, 1969
When a world-famous doctor is held captive on a Caribbean island Craig, Richard and Sharron are sent to her rescue. They discover that one of their super powers, which enables them to see in the dark, is particularly useful in the subsequent rescue attempt.
Shadow of the Panther
18. Shadow of the Panther
January 15, 1969
When a Nemesis scientist and friend of Sharron's literally dies of fear, Sharron is sent to investigate. Against a sinister background of Voodoo drums, Sharron appears to become hypnotised. Is she dissembling, or is it for real? Craig and Richard are sent to find out.
Full Circle
17. Full Circle
March 26, 1969
In an effort to find out who is attempting to free a politically motivated prisoner, Craig poses as a prison inmate. With Richard's help he eventually escapes, but finds his life in great danger.
The Search
16. The Search
January 1, 1969
A neo Nazi regime steals an atomic submarine loaded with four nuclear weapons, and then proceeds to hold London hostage. The Champions find themselves involved in a race against time to prevent a catastrophe from happening.
The Gun-Runners
15. The Gun-Runners
April 23, 1969
A ruthless gang of gun-runners is operating out of the Burmese jungle. Craig, Sharron and Richard are sent to investigate.
The Ghost Plane
14. The Ghost Plane
November 27, 1968
A man discovers that his plans for a revolutionary aircraft have been shelved, so he decides to offer them to the highest bidder. Unfortunately the bidder is an enemy of Great Britain. The Champions are called in to investigate.
The Night People
13. The Night People
March 5, 1969
Sharron, holidaying in Cornwall, suddenly disappears. Craig and Richard, in their efforts to find her, encounter hooded monks, ghostly woods and the supernatural.
The Gilded Cage
12. The Gilded Cage
January 8, 1969
When Richard is kidnapped from his flat in Zurich, he wakes up in London under extraordinary circumstances which do not entirely displease him. Craig uses his special powers in an effort to find Richard.
The Silent Enemy
11. The Silent Enemy
February 12, 1969
When the crew of a nuclear submarine is found dead, Craig, Richard and Sharron investigate. Both Craig and Richard are nearly killed on this particularly dangerous assignment for Nemesis.
To Trap A Rat
10. To Trap A Rat
November 13, 1968
Tainted dope is being distributed in London. Scotland Yard is having difficulties tracking down the dealers and calls in Nemesis for assistance. Matters become urgent when a large shipment hits the streets and drug addicts start to die. Craig, Sharron and Richard investigate.
The Interrogation
9. The Interrogation
January 29, 1969
When Craig Stirling wakes to find himself imprisoned and being interrogated by a single inquisitor, he is totally bewildered by the whole experience. More baffling still is Tremayne's apparent lack of concern.
The Dark Island
8. The Dark Island
December 4, 1968
Three agents fail to return from a tropical island, and the Champions are sent to investigate the mysterious island. Craig and Sharron infiltrate the island by boat, but Richard uses a parachute.
Nutcracker
7. Nutcracker
April 2, 1969
The Champions are assigned to test the security of a NATO vault to see whether it is truly impregnable. What they are not told is that the vault is programmed to kill any unauthorised personnel. When Richard discovers the secrets of the most important file held in the vault, he is kidnapped by agents who are desperate to find out what the contents are.
Operation Deep-Freeze
6. Operation Deep-Freeze
October 30, 1968
When a psychopathic Central American leader establishes a nuclear missile base in Antarctica, Craig and Richard investigate, and nearly die in the course of their enquiries . Sharron's heightened senses tell her that something is wrong, and it is she who must come to their rescue.
The Iron Man
5. The Iron Man
November 20, 1968
The Champions are enlisted to protect the life of a former dictator. They find that their cover involves them undertaking the roles of domestic servants. Richard finds that his culinary expertise is questioned by the bossy dictator.
The Experiment
4. The Experiment
October 16, 1968
Sharron is tricked into an experiment by insane scientist Cranmore who is trying to recreate superhumans to equal the Nemesis trio. Cranmore waits for her rescue, knowing that it will involve Craig and Richard whom he also hopes to ensnare into his mad experiment.
The Fanatics
3. The Fanatics
December 11, 1968
Richard Barrett impersonates a dangerous fanatic in his attempt to infiltrate a gang of insane assassins. When he is kidnapped by helicopter it seems that Craig and Sharron have lost him. Further complications ensue when it is learned that the gang's next target is the head of Nemesis, Tremayne himself.
The Invisible Man
2. The Invisible Man
October 2, 1968
Dr. Hallam captures Craig and implants a small device into his ear while he is unconscious. When Craig regains consciousness he hears voices in his head giving him orders. Richard and Sharron must get to Craig before he is killed.
The Beginning
1. The Beginning
September 25, 1968
After stealing bacteriological material from the Chinese, Nemesis agents Craig Sterling, Richard Barrett and Sharron Macready's aeroplane crashes inTibet when it is shot at by the pursuing Chinese. They are rescued by a mysteriousTibetan monk who gives them special powers which they must use for the benefit of mankind.
Sharron Macready
Sharron Macready

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The Champions is a spy thriller with elements of superhero comic book stories thrown in that makes this a unique and innovative TV series. Taking the 1960s fashion for espionage TV shows and movies, The Champions tells the story of a group of spies working for the international law enforcement agency Nemesis. The show begins with agents Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett sent on a secret mission, a plane crash leaves them stranded in the Himalayan country of Nepal where they are rescued by mysterious group of local people.

Upon their return to Nemesis headquarters the trio discover they have been given a series of secret powers, which include telepathy, speed and strength. Throughout the series the trio of spies are sent on various missions by their commander, Tremayne, who is unaware of their abilities and shocked at their success. Battling the evil within the World, the three spies travel to various countries to fight fascists and super criminals intent on conquering the planet.

The Champions is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (30 episodes). The series first aired on September 25, 1968.

Where to Watch The Champions

The Champions is available for streaming on the ITV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Champions on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    September 25, 1968
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (1,007)