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


The Responsibility Seat (#10)

Written by Tony Barwick
Directed by Alan Perry

"It's a dirty world. Sometimes you have to cut a few corners."
Reporter Jo Fraser bugs Straker's office and records a potentially damaging communique. To maintain security, Straker sets out to recover the tape, leaving Alec Freeman in the hot seat back at SHADO HQ as a Russian mobile rig goes out of control and heads for a collision with Moonbase...

Filming Schedule: Thursday, August 21st - Tuesday, September 2nd, 1969
Original UK Airdate: Thursday, March 8th, 1973 (ATV Midlands)

On Location:
Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
M.G.M. Borehamwood Studios, Elstree Way, Borehamwood
Windermere Hall, Stone Grove, Edgware, Greater London
Aragon, Elstree Road, Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire

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

Additional Cast:
Josephine Fraser Jane Merrow
Commander Dudzinski Patrick Jordan
Russian Astronauts Janos Kurucz and Paul Tamarin
Film Director Ralph Bell
Stuntman Royston Rowe
Lt. Gary North Mark Hawkins
SHADO Operatives Penny Spencer and Shakira Baksh

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The Square Triangle (#11)

Written by Alan Pattillo
Directed by David Lane

"Unfortunately for them, an Alien came through that door instead of her husband."
In the woods between Clare Cross and Lingbury, an injured Alien stumbles into a lonely cottage and is shot down by Liz Newton and her lover Cass Fowler. Liz and Cass are taken to SHADO HQ for questioning, but when Liz's husband arrives at the cottage, Paul Foster realises that the Alien's death was no accident!

Filming Schedule: Wednesday, September 3rd - Monday, September 15th, 1969
Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, December 9th, 1970 (ATV Midlands)

On Location:
Black Park, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
Black Park Cottage, Queen's Drive, Black Park, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire

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

Additional Cast:
Liz Newton Adrienne Corri
Cass Fowler Patrick Mower
Jack Newton Allan Cuthbertson
Alien Anthony Chinn
Game Warden Mitchell Godfrey James
SHADO Mobile Navigator Hugo Panczak

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Court Martial (#12)

Written by Tony Barwick
Directed by Ron Appleton

"Believe it - unless you sign a confession, somebody's going to die."
Classified information about a Skydiver rendezvous with a supply ship has been leaked to the press and Paul Foster is the only suspect. Under SHADO regulations he faces a military court martial - if he is found guilty, the sentence is death! Believing him to be innocent, Straker and Freeman race to find the real culprit.

Filming Schedule: Tuesday, September 16th - Friday, September 26th, 1969
Original UK Airdate: Saturday, May 1st, 1971 (ATV Midlands)
Original Title: "Shoot To Kill"

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
Sudbury House, 15 Newgate Street, London EC1
Aragon, Elstree Road, Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire

Regular Cast:
Straker, Freeman, Foster, Ford, Waterman, Henderson, Jackson, Miss Ealand, Masters

Additional Cast:
Webb Jack Hedley
Jane Grant Georgina Cookson
Carl Mason Neil McCallum
Artist's Agent Noel Davis
Assistant Director Paul Greenhalgh
Guard Michael Glover
A.G. Singleton Tutte Lemkow
Miss Scott Louise Pajo
Diana* Pippa Steel

*incorrectly captioned "Diane" on end credits

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Close Up (#13)

Written by Tony Barwick
Directed by Alan Perry

"I'm sorry to disillusion you, Straker, but I can get you some great shots of Earth with a two dollar camera from a balloon."
Straker gets IAC backing to use a B142 space probe mounted with an electronic telescope to track and follow a UFO to its origin, there to take pictures of the Alien homeworld and transmit them back to Earth. Now comes the difficult part - to manoeuvre a UFO into a position where the probe can be activated into a new flight pattern.

Filming Schedule: Monday, September 29th - Thursday, October 9th, 1969
Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, December 16th, 1970 (ATV Midlands)

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

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

Additional Cast:
Dr. Joseph Kelly Neil Hallett
Dr. Young James Beckett
Tracking Station Operator Alan Tucker
Lt. Gary North Mark Hawkins
Launch Controller Frank Mann
Launch Control 1st Operative Robert Sherman
Launch Control 2nd Operative Robert Howay
Launch Control Harry Clive Endersby
Interceptor Pilot John Levene

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Confetti Check A-O.K. (#14)

Written by Tony Barwick
Directed by David Lane

"I hope you still have a choice, Ed. Perhaps you should decide before it's too late."
After Lt. Grey becomes a father, Straker recalls the early days of SHADO. It is 1970 and the United Nations grants Straker the finance to set up his defence organisation. But the long hours and secrecy have a disastrous effect on his marriage...

Filming Schedule: Friday, October 10th - Wednesday, October 22nd, 1969
Original UK Airdate: Saturday, July 10th, 1971 (ATV Midlands)

On Location:
The Dean Park Hotel, St. Albans Road, Watford, Hertfordshire
Church Car Park, Exchange Road, Watford, Hertfordshire
Lower Hight Street, Watford, Hertfordshire
Oaklands College, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Canterbury House, Canterbury Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
M.G.M. Borehamwood Studios, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Kitt's End Road, Kitt's End, Hertfordshire
Heathrow Airport, Greater London
Sudbury House, 15 Newgate Street, London EC1

Regular Cast:
Straker, Freeman, Barry, Harrington, Ford, Henderson, Masters, Maxwell, Johnson

Additional Cast:
Mary Straker Suzanne Neve
Mary's Father Michael Nightingale
English Delegate Jack May
Monsieur Duval Jeffrey Segal
German Delegate Gordon Sterne
U.S. Delegate Alan Tilvern
Lt. David Grey Julian Grant
C.I.A. Man Shane Rimmer
Hotel Clerk Geoffrey Hinsliff
Estate Agent Donald Pelmear
Porter Frank Tregear
Doctor Tom Oliver
Nurse Penny Jackson

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E.S.P. (#15)

Written by Alan Fennell
Directed by Ken Turner

"Our planet is dying. Our natural resources are exhausted. We must come to Earth - we must come to Earth to survive!"
John Croxley's talent for extra sensory perception is heightened after his wife is killed when a UFO crashes into their house. With his mind under the influence of the Aliens, Croxley learns the secrets of SHADO and lures Straker and Freeman to the remains of his house - to kill them!

Filming Schedule: Thursday, October 23rd - Tuesday, November 4th, 1969
Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, October 21st, 1970 (ATV Midlands)

On Location:
Sara Lee Factory, 225 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire
Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
M.G.M. Borehamwood Studios, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Regular Cast:
Straker, Freeman, Foster, Ellis, Barry, Harrington, Ford, Miss Ealand, Bradley

Additional Cast:
John Croxley John Stratton
Dr. Brünner* Douglas Wilmer
Stella Croxley Deborah Stanford
Dr. Shroeder Maxwell Shaw
SHADO Security Man Stanley McGeogh
Gate-Man Donald Tandy

*incorrectly captioned "Dr. Ward" on credits

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Kill Straker! (#16)

Written by Donald James
Directed by Alan Perry

"I think you're obsessed with SHADO and Ed Straker. I think you're making decisions without any real thought of the consequences."
When a Lunar Module is attacked by a UFO, Straker makes a split-second decision that endangers the astronauts, but ultimately saves them. Later, he is surprised to find his authority being questioned by his most loyal officer, Colonel Paul Foster, who spearheads a campaign against him. Then an attempt is made on Straker's life...

Filming Schedule: Wednesday, November 5th - Monday, November 17th, 1969
Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, November 4th, 1970 (ATV Midlands)
Original Title: "The Inside Man"

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

Regular Cast:
Straker, Freeman, Foster, Ellis, Barry, Harrington, Ford, Henderson, Jackson, Bradley, Johnson

Additional Cast:
Captain Frank Craig David Sumner
Moonbase Guard Steve Cory
Nurse Louise Pajo

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Sub-Smash (#17)

Written by Alan Fennell
Directed by David Lane

"If it had to be anyone, I'm glad you're here. I mean... I'm glad it's you."
Suspecting a UFO to be responsible for the sinking of a freighter, Straker, Foster and Nina Barry investigate in Skydiver. Attacked by an undersea UFO, the submarine is downed on a ledge on the sea bed and the crew are trapped. While Straker fights against his claustrophobia, Nina faces a living nightmare...

Filming Schedule: Tuesday, November 18th - Friday, November 28th, 1969
Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, November 11th, 1970 (ATV Midlands)

On Location:
Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Marlyn Cottage, Ley Hill, near Chesham, Buckinghamshire

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

Additional Cast:
Lt. Jim Lewis Paul Maxwell
Lt. Tony Chin Anthony Chinn
Holden John Golightly
Albatross Pilot Turner Burnell Tucker
SHADO Diver Ross Alan Haywood
Mary Rutland Suzanne Neve
John Rutland Barnaby Shaw

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