A Conversation for The Champions - The TV Series

Good to see The Champions in the Guide

Post 1

LL Waz

I caught a rerun of this series a few years back - I loved the style of them. Real class.


Good to see The Champions in the Guide

Post 2

Kerr_Avon - hunting stray apostrophes and gutting poorly parsed sentences

Fist fights, freezing and drowning- all in Saville-row suits smiley - winkeye

Having written this entry, I've realised there's a gap of class ITC series, I may well be writting more.

smiley - ale


Good to see The Champions in the Guide

Post 3

LL Waz

The sets, the costumes, even the characters had a simple elegance. Pure escapism but I loved watching them. Wit too. Like the original Avengers.

ITC?


Good to see The Champions in the Guide

Post 4

Kerr_Avon - hunting stray apostrophes and gutting poorly parsed sentences

In terms of wit, the verbal sparring between Craig and Richard was one of the highlights of the series.

smiley - ale


Good to see The Champions in the Guide

Post 5

LL Waz

Yes, Richard's pan faced sarkiness I liked.

What's ITC, KerrAvon?


Good to see The Champions in the Guide

Post 6

Kerr_Avon - hunting stray apostrophes and gutting poorly parsed sentences

Sorry, missed the question first time smiley - doh

Incorporated Television Company. Lew Grade's outfit. Was responsible for much of the classic 60s output- The Champions, Robinm Hood, The Saint, Man in a Suitcase, Randall and Hopkirk, UFO, Space: 1999, Gerry Anderson's stuff.., Name a cult classic from the time, and there's a good chance it came from them.

smiley - ale


Good to see The Champions in the Guide

Post 7

Memnon

Does anyone remember the opening scenes, like a little skit. I always remember the one where Sharron is driving the car and pick up the unruly hitch-hikers and in the tunnel she beat the c*** out of them.
These series used to be the staple of Sunday afternoon and used to include Man in a Suitcase, The Baron, Department S, etc.
Oh for the bygone age.


Good to see The Champions in the Guide

Post 8

Kerr_Avon - hunting stray apostrophes and gutting poorly parsed sentences

Certainly do:

"After the credits, a sequence featuring one or more of the trio would showcase one of their 'powers', accompanied by a voice-over explaining the show's premise." smiley - winkeye

I enjoyed the sequence when Richard and Craig really pissed off the body builder by playing catch with the weights.

smiley - ale


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