The Champions: Shadow of the Panther (1969)

UK, 15 January
35mm film, colour, 4:3
mono, English
Series: The Champions (1968-1969) – series 1, episode 16

A British fantasy television episode directed by Freddie Francis.

Plot Summary

The team is sent to Haiti to investigate the death of a scientist who apparently died of fright and find themselves caught up in a cult.


Directed by: Freddie Francis
© Incorporated Television Co. Ltd. MCMLXVII [1967]
An ITC production
Series Created by: Monty Berman, Dennis Spooner
Produced by: Monty Berman
Screenplay by: Tony Williamson
Script Supervision by: Dennis Spooner
Director of Photography: Frank Watts
Editor: Peter Pitt
Musical Director: Edwin Astley
Theme Composed by: Tony Hatch
Sound Recordists: Len Abbott, Claude Hitchcock
RCA Sound Recording
Wardrobe Supervisor: Laura Nightingale
Make-up Supervisor: Gerry Fletcher
Hairdressing: Michael Jones
Special Effects: Sid Pearson
Art Director: Charles Bishop
Made on location and at Associated British Elstree Studios, England

Stuart Damon (Craig Stirling)
Alexandra Bastedo (Sharon Macready)
William Gaunt (Richard Barrett)
Anthony Nicholls (Tremayne)
Zia Mohyeddin (Prengo)
Donald Sutherland (David Crayley)
Tony Wall (Riley)
Hedger Wallace (Charters)
Christopher Carlos (doctor)
Tania (girl in red)
Kenneth Gardnier (waiter)