UFO
EPISODE GUIDE

Episodes listed in production order with production number in brackets

Regular Cast

Commander Ed Straker Ed Bishop
Lt./Captain Lew Waterman Gary Myers
Colonel Alec Freeman George Sewell
General James Henderson Grant Taylor
Colonel Paul Foster Michael Billington
Dr. Doug Jackson Vladek Sheybal
Captain Peter Carlin Peter Gordeno
Miss Ealand Norma Ronald
Lt. Gay Ellis Gabrielle Drake
Lt. Mark Bradley Harry Baird
Colonel Virginia Lake Wanda Ventham
Lt. John Masters Jon Kelley
Lt. Nina Barry Dolores Mantez
Lt. Gordon Maxwell Jeremy Wilkin
Lt. Joan Harrington Antonia Ellis
Lt. Ayshea Johnson Ayshea Brough
Lt. Keith Ford Keith Alexander
Lt. Sylvia Howell Georgina Moon

Regular Voice Cast

Voice of Space Intruder Detector Mel Oxley


Episode List

  1. Identified
  2. Computer Affair
  3. Flight Path
  4. Survival
  5. Exposed
  6. Conflict
  7. The Dalotek Affair
  8. A Question Of Priorities
  9. Ordeal
  10. The Responsibility Seat
  11. The Square Triangle
  12. Court Martial
  13. Close Up
  14. Confetti Check A-O.K.
  15. E.S.P.
  16. Kill Straker!
  17. Sub-Smash
  18. The Sound Of Silence
  19. The Cat With Ten Lives
  20. Destruction
  21. The Man Who Came Back
  22. The Psychobombs
  23. Reflections In The Water
  24. Timelash
  25. Mindbender
  26. The Long Sleep


Identified (#1)

Written by Gerry & Sylvia Anderson and Tony Barwick
Directed by Gerry Anderson

"These clouds give about as much cover as a G-string on a belly dancer."
1980: After ten years of setbacks and sabotage, SHADO - Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation - is finally ready to defend the Earth from Alien invasion. Following a fire at Westbrook Electronics, Colonel Freeman is assigned to safeguard important Utronic equipment on a flight from Los Angeles. But SID detects an approaching UFO - its target: Freeman's aircraft!

Filming Schedule: Monday, April 28th - Monday, May 12th, 1969
Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, September 16th, 1970 (ATV Midlands)

On Location:
Black Park, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
Burnham Beeches, Burnham, Buckinghamshire
Handley Page Ltd., Radlett Aerodrome, Frogmore, Hertfordshire
Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Regular Cast:
Straker, Freeman, Carlin, Ellis, Lake, Barry, Harrington, Ford, Waterman, Henderson, Miss Ealand, Bradley, Masters, Maxwell, Johnson, Howell

Additional Cast:
Dr. Shroeder Maxwell Shaw
Lt. Ken Matthews Michael Mundell
Cabinet Minister Basil Dignam
Lt. Bill Johnson Shane Rimmer
Dr. Harris Matthew Robertson
Kurt Mahler Paul Gillard
Phil Wade Gary Files
Nurse Annette Kerr
Leila Carlin Edwina Carroll
Alien Gito Santana
SHADO Operative Louisa Rabaiotti
Janis Penny Spencer
Lt. David Worth Dennis Plenty
Motorcyclist Jack Silk

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Computer Affair (#2)

Written by Tony Barwick
Directed by David Lane

"You people were selected because of your outstanding character as well as intellect. What went wrong?"
An astronaut is killed during a UFO alert and the UFO gets through SHADO's outer defences. Straker wants to know why it happened and suspects human error. Is the relationship between Gay Ellis and Mark Bradley to blame?

Filming Schedule: Tuesday, May 13th - Friday, May 23rd, 1969
Original UK Airdate: Saturday, May 15th, 1971 (ATV Midlands)
Original Title: "The Computer Affair"

On Location:
Black Park, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Regular Cast:
Straker, Freeman, Carlin, Ellis, Barry, Harrington, Ford, Waterman, Miss Ealand, Bradley, Masters, Maxwell, Howell

Additional Cast:
Dr. Shroeder Maxwell Shaw
Lt. Ken Matthews Michael Mundell
Dr. Murray Peter Burton
Operative Chris Granger Nigel Lambert
Lt. Bill Johnson Shane Rimmer
SHADO Mobile 1 Personnel Hein Viljoen and Dennis Plenty
SHADO Mobile 3 Officer Hugh Armstrong
SHADO Operative Rosemary Donnelly
Captured Alien Hugo Panczak
Aliens in Woods Gito Santana and Shane Rimmer

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Flight Path (#3)

Written by Ian Scott Stewart
Directed by Ken Turner

"He's an out and out risk, Alec, and we can't afford to take chances."
Straker learns that technician Paul Roper is passing computer coordinates to the Aliens. Under interrogation, Roper explains that his wife is being threatened, but is unable to reveal the identity of his contact. The significance of the coordinates remains a mystery until Straker realises that the Aliens are planning to attack Moonbase!

Filming Schedule: Monday, May 26th - Thursday, June 5th, 1969
Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, January 20th, 1971 (ATV Midlands)
Original Title: "The Sun Always Rises"

On Location:
Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Greensleeves, Windsor Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire

Regular Cast:
Straker, Freeman, Carlin, Ellis, Barry, Harrington, Ford, Masters, Maxwell, Johnson, Howell

Additional Cast:
Dr. Shroeder Maxwell Shaw
Paul Roper George Cole
Carol Roper Sonia Cox
Medic Dawson Keith Grenville
SHADO Guard David Daker

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Survival (#4)

Written by Tony Barwick
Directed by Alan Perry

"Look, I'm not offering you some easy number, and I don't care if you're polka dot with red stripes. You're the best man for the job - now do you want it?"
Foster proves that the sudden decompression of the Leisure Sphere, which killed astronaut Bill Grant, was caused by an Alien bullet - fired by a lone Alien at large on the lunar surface. Leading a team to track down the Alien's UFO, Foster's investigations lead to disaster when he is cut off from Moonbase, believed dead!

Filming Schedule: Friday, June 6th - Wednesday, June 18th, 1969
Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, January 6th, 1971 (ATV Midlands)

On Location:
Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Windermere Hall, Stone Grove, Edgware, Greater London

Regular Cast:
Straker, Freeman, Foster, Barry, Harrington, Bradley

Additional Cast:
Tina Duval Suzan Farmer
Bill Grant Robert Swann
Alien Gito Santana
Rescuers Ray Armstrong and David Weston

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Exposed (#5)

Written by Tony Barwick
Directed by David Lane

"You look surprised. I think we've got a few more surprises for you."
An XV-104 test plane wanders into a UFO target area and the pilot, Paul Foster, makes sightings of both the UFO and Sky One. Angry and frustrated that no one believes his story, Foster suspects a cover-up and decides to conduct his own investigation into the activities of ex-USAF Colonel Ed Straker.

Filming Schedule: Thursday, June 19th - Tuesday, July 1st, 1969 plus Thursday, July 3rd, 1969 (second unit)
Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, September 23rd, 1970 (ATV Midlands)

Notes:

Exposed introduces the character of Paul Foster and was intended to be screened as Episode 2.


On Location:
Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
M.G.M. Borehamwood Studios, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Dorney, Fellows Road, Swiss Cottage, London NW3

Regular Cast:
Straker, Freeman, Foster, Carlin, Barry, Harrington, Ford, Waterman, Jackson, Miss Ealand, Bradley, Johnson

Additional Cast:
Dr. Frazer Basil Moss
Janna Wade Jean Marsh
William Kofax Robin Bailey
Tsi Chan Paula Li Schiu
Louis Graham Arthur Cox
Co-Pilot Jim Matt Zimmerman
Nurse Sue Gerrard

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Conflict (#6)

Written by Ruric Powell
Directed by Ken Turner

"I don't buy it, Straker. I just hope you've guessed wrong. Because if you're right, we're about to be killed!"
When an Alien Limpet UFO causes the destruction of Lunar Module 32, Straker demands a clean-up programme by the International Astrophysical Commission to remove hazardous space debris from Earth orbit. But Straker finds himself butting heads with I.A.C. chairman James Henderson, who wants a complete shut-down of SHADO operations...

Filming Schedule: Wednesday, July 2nd - Monday, July 14th, 1969
Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, October 7th, 1970 (ATV Midlands)
Original Title: "Ambush"

On Location:
Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Sudbury House, 15 Newgate Street, London EC1

Regular Cast:
Straker, Freeman, Foster, Carlin, Barry, Harrington, Ford, Waterman, Henderson, Miss Ealand, Johnson

Additional Cast:
Captain Steve Maddox Drewe Henley
Pilot - Space Ship Gerald Norman
Navigator - Space Ship Alan Tucker
Lunar Module Crewman Stevens David Courtland
Joe Steiner Michael Kilgarriff
SHADO Operative Louisa Rabaiotti

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The Dalotek Affair (#7)

Written by Ruric Powell
Directed by Alan Perry

"My team will be on the Moon for a period of ten days. What can happen in that time?"
When Moonbase experiences a radio and video blackout, Foster suspects that a geo-scanner, operated by a team of surveyors at the Dalotek installation, is to blame. Then a second blackout causes the deaths of two astronauts when their lunar module crashes near Moonbase. But are the Dalotek team to blame?

Filming Schedule: Tuesday, July 15th - Friday, July 25th, 1969
Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, February 10th, 1971 (ATV Midlands)
Original Title: "Crater 236"

On Location:
Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Regular Cast:
Straker, Freeman, Foster, Barry, Harrington, Ford, Waterman, Johnson

Additional Cast:
Dr. Frazer Basil Moss
Jane Carson Tracy Reed
Mark Tanner Clinton Greyn
Phil Mitchell David Weston
Blake Philip Latham
Dr. Charles Reed John Breslin
Lunar Module Pilot Alan Tucker
Moonmobile Captain John Cobner
Moonmobile Lt. Richard Poore
Dr. Frank E. Stranges Himself

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A Question Of Priorities (#8)

Written by Tony Barwick
Directed by David Lane

"Important? What can be more important than your own son's life?"
Straker faces the toughest decision of his career when his son is critically injured in an accident. The drug that can save his life can only be ferried from New York in time aboard a SHADO Transporter - the same Transporter that is in the prime position to track an Alien defector on the West Coast of Ireland.

Filming Schedule: Monday, July 28th - Thursday, August 7th, 1969
Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, October 14th, 1970 (ATV Midlands)

On Location:
Marlyn Cottage, Ley Hill, near Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Ashridge Farm, Ley Hill, near Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Aragon, Elstree Road, Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire
Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
M.G.M. Borehamwood Studios, Elstree Way, Borehamwood

Regular Cast:
Straker, Freeman, Carlin, Ellis, Barry, Ford, Waterman, Miss Ealand, Masters, Maxwell, Johnson, Howell

Additional Cast:
Mary Rutland Suzanne Neve
Mrs. O'Connor Mary Merrall
John Rutland Barnaby Shaw
Steven Rutland Philip Madoc
Dr. Segal Peter Halliday
Dr. Green Russell Napier
Alien Richard Aylen
Nurse Andrea Allen
Car Driver David Cargill
SHADO Operative Penny Spencer

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Ordeal (#9)

Written by Tony Barwick
Directed by Ken Turner

"You just better hope I'm never in a position to press the button on you."
Tired and hung-over after an all night party, Foster takes part in a mandatory fitness programme at the SHADO Research Centre. After passing out in the sauna, he wakes to find the Centre under attack by the Aliens, who beat him senseless and drag him to their UFO!

Filming Schedule: Friday, August 8th - Wednesday, August 20th, 1969
Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, April 14th, 1971 (ATV Midlands)

On Location:
Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
York House School, Redheath, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Regular Cast:
Straker, Freeman, Foster, Ellis, Barry, Harrington, Ford, Waterman, Jackson, Masters, Maxwell, Johnson, Howell

Additional Cast:
Dr. Frazer Basil Moss
Sylvia Graham Quinn O'Hara
Joe Franklin David Healy
Medic Joseph Morris
Perry Peter Burton
Lt. Gary North Mark Hawkins

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