To Trap a Rat
Episode A-08
To trap a rat 2

Sharron on the trail[1]

Production Info
Director Sam Wanamaker
Story by
Screenplay by Ralph Smart
Producer Monty Berman
Cinematography Frank Watts
Editor Derek Chambers (as Derek Hyde-Chambers)
Production Code
IMDB Ref tt0538487
Transmission Info
Season 1
Episode 8
Airdate 13 November 1968
Previous The Survivors
Next The Iron Man


Junkie Jane Purcell crashes her car and dies after getting a fix, making her the twelfth drug addict in London to shuffle off their mortal coil in the wake of being fed a lethal new drug. Sharron poses as an addict and locates the main dealer, shadowing him to the zoo, where he meets up with a peanut seller. The drugs are actually hidden in the peanuts. Craig, realizing that this is the Mr. Big, gets to meet him but he is walking into a trap, involving a foreign embassy. As ever a Champion must be rescued by colleagues.[2]


The episode "To Trap a Rat" was originally written for the never-produced fourth season of "Danger Man" (1964).

Episode CastEdit


Selected CrewEdit


  • Casting by Judith Jourd
  • Art Direction by Charles Bishop
  • Makeup Department
    • Gerry Fletcher - Makeup supervisor
    • Mike Jones - Hair stylist (as Michael Jones)
  • Production Management
    • Philip Aizlewood - Post-production supervisor
    • Malcolm Christopher - Production manager
  • Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
    • John Hough - Second unit director
    • Pat Kelly - Assistant director
  • Art Department
    • John Graysmark - Associate art director
    • Bill Greene - Construction manager
    • Sid Palmer - Production buyer
    • Brian Rider - Set dresser
    • A.J. Van Montagu - Scenic artist
  • Sound Department
    • Len Abbott - Sound recordist
    • David Bowen - Sound recordist
    • Alan Corder - Sound editor
  • Special Effects by
    • Sydney Pearson - Special effects (as Sid Pearson)
  • Stunts
    • Bill Sawyer - Stunt arranger
  • Camera and Electrical Department
    • James Allen - Camera operator: second unit
    • Ted Hallows - Supervising electrician
    • John Winbolt - Camera operator
  • Costume and Wardrobe Department
    • Laura Nightingale - Wardrobe supervisor
  • Music Department
    • Edwin Astley - Musical director
    • Deveril Goodman - Music editor
    • Tony Hatch - Composer: theme music
  • Other crew
    • Isabelle Byers - Continuity
    • Dennis Spooner - Script supervisor


  1. The Champions Fan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 IMDB entry
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

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