Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organisation based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team; investigate some ... See full summary »
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Stuart Damon ...  Craig Stirling 30 episodes, 1968-1969
Alexandra Bastedo ...  Sharron Macready 30 episodes, 1968-1969
William Gaunt ...  Richard Barrett 30 episodes, 1968-1969
Anthony Nicholls ...  Cmdr. W.L. Tremayne / ... 30 episodes, 1968-1969
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Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organisation based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team; investigate some potentially lethal experiments in Communist China, but as they were escaping, their plane was damaged, and crashed into a remote part of the Himalayas. When they were rescued by members an unknown society, they came away with superhuman powers; telepathy, superior strength, memory, etc. Thet returned to the outside world as "Champions of law, order and justice." Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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They're the Tops. the Best. the Peak. They're the Champions. [DVD Boxset]


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Despite the frequently-mentioned fact that Sharon McReady is a medical doctor, she is always addressed as "Miss McReady." No explanation is ever given. See more »

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Craig Stirling: It's what I've oft times said.
Richard Barrett: What have you oft times said?
Craig Stirling: You're cheap
Richard Barrett: I'm what?
Craig Stirling: Cheap, cheap.
Richard Barrett: You sound like a canary.
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They are the champions!
5 June 2013 | by LejinkSee all my reviews

I don't know what was the more "out-there" ITC fantasy series from the late 60's, this or the equally wonderful "Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)". I think I'll call it a draw and a high-scoring one at that.

As a child of 8, I slavishly watched this series on first release so my warm memories of it are very strong and long-lasting, completely over-powering my critical faculties screaming how improbable and incredulous the concept and plot-lines were.

The three actors in the lead roles gelled together so well, Stuart Damon, the handsome, smooth-talking athletic American, Richard Gaunt the more grounded, thoughtful Britisher second wheel while Alexandra Bastedo provided the glamour and feminine wiles, triggering a major crush in my boyhood self.

The trio's special powers weren't so all-powerful as to make them immune from danger (unlike say Steve Austin's in the next decade) and they invariably relied on teamwork to get the job done, usually to the consternation of their permanently flummoxed boss Anthony Nicholls.

Looking back, I just feel so pleased that I started watching TV as a boy when adventure series like this were airing, including "The Avengers","Mission Impossible", "Department S" and others too numerous to mention. How lucky for us nostalgia-freaks that they are almost all readily available again on DVD or streaming channels.


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10 June 1968 (USA) See more »

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