The Champions (1968–1969)
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The entire crew of the submarine 'Keppel' are found dead at their posts. All have died of cardiac arrest. The Champions join a fresh crew to re-trace the voyage but in the Atlantic they ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Asher

Writers:

Monty Berman (creator), Donald James | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Stuart Damon ... Craig Stirling
Alexandra Bastedo ... Sharron Macready
William Gaunt ... Richard Barrett
Anthony Nicholls ... Cmdr. W.L. Tremayne
Paul Maxwell ... Capt. Baxter
Warren Stanhope ... Admiral Parker
James Maxwell ... Stanton
Marne Maitland ... Minoes
Esmond Knight ... Minister
David Blake Kelly David Blake Kelly ... Lighthouse Keeper
Rio Fanning Rio Fanning ... Lighthouse Keeper
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The entire crew of the submarine 'Keppel' are found dead at their posts. All have died of cardiac arrest. The Champions join a fresh crew to re-trace the voyage but in the Atlantic they lose radio control.They find an uncharted island which is being used for illegal nuclear tests by a country whom the U.N. denied nuclear weapons. The 'Keppel' crew were killed because they came across it. Richard and Craig join a landing party but they are all gassed, except the two Champions, who are taken to be experimented on by mad scientist Minoes.The lads escape but must flee the island before it is engulfed in poison gas. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1969 (UK) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The sudden appearance of the reef and the island in the middle of the ocean is never explained. There is a little discussion that the island may be volcanic and recent, but in that case how come it has soil deep enough for trees to grow, or that the trees have had time enough to grow so big? Furthermore, as it causes the Keppel to be 400 miles off course, it must be enormous. See more »

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