Twelve Hours
Episode A-13
The Operation from Twelve Hours

The operation [1]

Production Info
Director Paul Dickson
Story by
Screenplay by Donald James
Music Edwin Astley
Cinematography Frank Watts - (Director Of Photography)
Editor Derek Chambers - (As Derek Hyde-Chambers)
Production Code
IMDB Reference tt0538488
Transmission Info
Season 1
Episode 13
Airdate 18 December 1968
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Sharron and Richard are acting as bodyguards to visiting Eastern European president Drobnic and his wife and travel to Holy Loch in Scotland to inspect the submarine HMS Weatherby. A gang of saboteurs have planted a bomb on board, which explodes, killing the captain and injuring the president as well as sending the submarine down to the bed of the loch. Craig senses that his colleagues are in trouble and travels to Scotland to hunt down the saboteurs. Sharron, who is medically qualified, has to save the president's life whilst Richard assumes the responsibilities of the captain. Unless the 'Weatherby' can be refloated, there is only enough oxygen to last for twelve hours so Craig had better work fast. [2]

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The Champions - Season 1
The Beginning : The Invisible Man : Reply Box No. 666 : The Experiment : Happening : Operation Deep-Freeze : The Survivors : To Trap a Rat : The Iron Man : The Ghost Plane : The Dark Island : The Fanatics : Twelve Hours : The Search : The Gilded Cage : Shadow of the Panther : A Case of Lemmings : The Mission : The Interrogation : The Silent Enemy : The Body Snatchers : Get Me Out of Here! : The Night People : Project Zero : Desert Journey : Full Circle : Nutcracker : The Final Countdown : The Gun-Runners : Autokill