The BEST episodes of The Champions

Every episode of The Champions ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Champions!

Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate some potentially lethal experiments in Communist China, but when they were escaping, their plane was damaged. They crashed into a remote part of the Himalayas where they were rescued by members an unknown civilization. They came away from the encounter with superhuman powers--telepathy, superior strength, memory, etc.--and returned to the outside world as "Champions of law, order and justice", to quote the series' opening.

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Twelve Hours
star
8.50
8 votes

#1 - Twelve Hours

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/18/1968

Richard and Sharron accompany a visiting President and his wife on a submarine journey, but an assassination attempt means that they will require all of their powers to save the President.

Directors: Paul Dickson
Writer: Donald James
Watch Now:Amazon
Shadow of the Panther
star
8.38
8 votes

#2 - Shadow of the Panther

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/15/1969

Voodoo magic? Or something with a logical explanation? This is what the Champions have to find out when a Nemesis scientist apparently dies of fear ... to the sinister background of throbbing Voodoo drums.

Directors: Freddie Francis
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Dark Island
star
8.30
10 votes

#3 - The Dark Island

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/4/1968

When three agents fail to return from a tropical island, the Champions are sent to investigate.

Directors: Cyril Frankel
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Autokill
star
8.14
7 votes

#4 - Autokill

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 4/30/1969

Using a fake Police Station as a hideout, a doctor programmes Nemesis agents to kill each other. When Richard is brainwashed, the Champions face their deadliest foe - each other.

Directors: Roy Ward Baker
Watch Now:Amazon
The Interrogation
star
8.00
10 votes

#5 - The Interrogation

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/29/1969

Craig Stirling awakes to find himself imprisoned, and brutally questioned..... Why is Tremayne unconcerned?

Directors: Cyril Frankel
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Project Zero
star
8.00
8 votes

#6 - Project Zero

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/12/1969

The Champions, disguised as scientists, investigate the disappearance of several key boffins working on the same top-secret experiment.

Directors: Don Sharp
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Nutcracker
star
8.00
9 votes

#7 - Nutcracker

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired 4/2/1969

To check if a NATO vault is truly impregnable, the agents are assigned to test its security. However, the vault is programmed to kill any intruder.

Directors: Roy Ward Baker
Watch Now:Amazon
Get Me Out Of Here!
star
7.88
8 votes

#8 - Get Me Out Of Here!

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/26/1969

A world-famous doctor is held captive on a Caribbean island and The Champions are sent to the rescue.

Directors: Cyril Frankel
Writer: Ralph Smart
Watch Now:Amazon
The Experiment
star
7.86
14 votes

#9 - The Experiment

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/16/1968

Mad scientist Cranmore tries to recreate super-humans to equal the Nemesis trio. Sharron is tricked into the experiment and Cranmore awaits her rescue, hoping to ensnare Craig and Richard.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Beginning
star
7.81
36 votes

#10 - The Beginning

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/25/1968

Nemesis agents Craig Sterling, Richard Barrett and Sharron Macready crash-land in Tibet after stealing bacteriological material from the Chinese. Rescued by an unknown Tibetan tribe who give them special powers, they must use them to escape the pursuing Chinese.

Directors: Cyril Frankel
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
A Case of Lemmings
star
7.80
10 votes

#11 - A Case of Lemmings

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/22/1969

The Champions are sent to Italy to find out why a number of Interpol agents have committed suicide.

Directors: Paul Dickson
Watch Now:Amazon
The Night People
star
7.71
7 votes

#12 - The Night People

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/5/1969

Sharron takes a few days' holiday in Cornwall and disappears. Craig and Richard's search leads them into an encounter with hooded monks, ghostly woods and the supernatural.

Directors: Robert Asher
Writer: Donald James
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Mission
star
7.70
10 votes

#13 - The Mission

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/5/1969

Craig and Sharron pose as a gangster and his moll in an attempt to block an escape route for criminals.

Directors: Robert Asher
Writer: Donald James
Watch Now:Amazon
The Silent Enemy
star
7.70
10 votes

#14 - The Silent Enemy

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/12/1969

Craig, Richard and Sharron have to follow the path of a nuclear submarine in which all of the crew were found dead.

Directors: Robert Asher
Writer: Donald James
Watch Now:Amazon
Reply Box No. 666
star
7.67
15 votes

#15 - Reply Box No. 666

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/9/1968

Craig masquerades as a dead foreign agent. When he is given away as a spy, he is dropped into the ocean and Richard and Sharron frantically search the Caribbean for him.

Directors: Cyril Frankel
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Operation Deep-Freeze
star
7.64
14 votes

#16 - Operation Deep-Freeze

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/30/1968

A tyrannical Central American leader establishes a nuclear missile base in Antarctica. Craig and Richard get a frosty reception.

Directors: Paul Dickson
Watch Now:iTunes
To Trap A Rat
star
7.64
14 votes

#17 - To Trap A Rat

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/13/1968

Drug addicts are becoming victims not only of their vice but of the lethal effects of tainted dope that is being distributed in London. Scotland Yard cannot track down the dealers and the Nemesis organisation is asked to help.

Directors: Sam Wanamaker
Writer: Ralph Smart
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Search
star
7.57
7 votes

#18 - The Search

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/1/1969

After stealing an atomic submarine, loaded with four nuclear weapons, a neo Nazi regime holds London hostage. The Champions are now in a race against time to stop these villains.

Directors: Leslie Norman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Final Countdown
star
7.57
7 votes

#19 - The Final Countdown

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired 4/16/1969

The Champions, after uncovering the latest plans of a neo-Nazi Group, find that have to trace an unexploded bomb before it detonates.

Directors: John Gilling
Watch Now:Amazon
The Invisible Man
star
7.55
20 votes

#20 - The Invisible Man

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/2/1968

Craig is captured by Dr. Hallam and has a small device implanted into his ear while unconscious. When Craig re-awakens, he hears voices in his head giving him orders. Richard and Sharron must get to Craig before he is killed.

Directors: Cyril Frankel
Writer: Donald James
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Desert Journey
star
7.43
7 votes

#21 - Desert Journey

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/19/1969

The country of El Hammi is close to revolution and can only be restored with the return of the Bey, a young man currently enjoying life in Rome, who is reluctant to return to his strife ridden homeland. Craig, Sharron and Richard abduct him and try to force him to return home but with people who are making money from the turmoil looking to kill him, it might be too late.

Directors: Paul Dickson
Watch Now:Amazon
Full Circle
star
7.43
7 votes

#22 - Full Circle

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 3/26/1969

Craig poses as a prison inmate to find out who is attempting to free another prisoner. His subsequent escape leads him into further danger.

Directors: John Gilling
Writer: Donald James
Watch Now:Amazon
The Survivors
star
7.36
14 votes

#23 - The Survivors

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/6/1968

While investigating the murder of three students in the Austrian Alps, the Champions discover a map that leads them to a mine where a group of German soldiers were buried alive by the SS.

Directors: Cyril Frankel
Writer: Donald James
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Happening
star
7.33
18 votes

#24 - Happening

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/23/1968

Three men find themselves in an atomic test area with a bomb due to go off at any time. If it does, it will devastate much of Australia. One of the men there is Richard Barrett.

Directors: Cyril Frankel
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Gilded Cage
star
7.33
9 votes

#25 - The Gilded Cage

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/8/1969

Richard is kidnapped from his flat and is held prisoner by a mysterious gang. Craig is sent by Tremayne to track down Richard's whereabouts.

Directors: Cyril Frankel
Watch Now:Amazon

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