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 Sound Of Silence (#18)

Written by David Lane and Bob Bell
Directed by David Lane

"When I came out of the house, I felt... well... kind of strange. It was weird. Like someone watching me all the time."
While SHADO tracks a UFO in heavy woodland, international show-jumper Russell Stone goes missing from his estate. Foster investigates a lake where there is no sign of animal life and discovers a mutilated corpse...

Filming Schedule: Monday, May 11th - Thursday, May 21st, 1970
Original UK Airdate: Saturday, July 17th, 1971 (ATV Midlands)

On Location:
Stone Dean Farm, Potkiln Lane, Jordans, near Chalfont Common, Buckinghamshire
Black Park, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
Black Park Lake, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Regular Cast:
Straker, Foster, Barry, Johnson

Additional Cast:
Dr. Frazer Basil Moss
Russell Stone Michael Jayston
Anne Stone Susan Jameson
Pa Stone Richard Vernon
Ben Culley Nigel Gregory
Alien Gito Santana
G.S.P. 4 Pilot Hudson Craig Hunter
G.S.P. 4 Co-Pilot Scott Burnell Tucker
1st Technician Tom Oliver
2nd Technician Malcolm Reynolds
Moonbase Operative Andrea Allen
Animal Noises Percy Edwards

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The Cat With Ten Lives (#19)

Written by David Tomblin
Directed by David Tomblin

"They may have no physical being at all and therefore need a vehicle, a container - our bodies!"
The body of an Alien, recovered after a UFO attack on Moonbase, reveals some startling new evidence which overturns all SHADO's previous theories about the Aliens. For Interceptor pilot Jim Regan, the news has tragic consequences as he becomes possessed by the mind of an Alien held in the body of a Siamese cat!

Filming Schedule: Friday, May 22nd - Wednesday, June 3rd, 1970
Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, September 30th, 1970 (ATV Midlands)

On Location:
Studio Lot, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Regular Cast:
Straker, Foster, Lake, Barry, Jackson, Johnson

Additional Cast:
Lt. Jim Regan Alexis Kanner
Jean Regan Geraldine Moffatt
Albert Thompson Colin Gordon
Muriel Thompson Eleanor Summerfield
Miss Holland Lois Maxwell
Captain Steve Minto Steven Berkoff
Morgan Windsor Davies
Lt. Andy Conroy Al Mancini

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Destruction (#20)

Written by Dennis Spooner
Directed by Ken Turner

"Whatever you're doing, the Aliens know about it - make no mistake. And if they're interested, so am I."
A Naval vessel shoots down a UFO in the Atlantic, but the Admiralty rejects further investigation into the incident. Straker suspects a cover-up and wants to know why, so Foster courts Admiral Sheringham's secretary, Sarah Bosanquet. What they discover could mean the end of all life on Earth...

Filming Schedule: Thursday, June 4th - Tuesday, June 16th, 1970
Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, December 2nd, 1970 (ATV Midlands)

On Location:
Burnham Beeches, Burnham, Buckinghamshire
Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Horseguards Parade and Horseguards Avenue, London SW1
Admiralty House, Whitehall, London SW1
Trafalgar Square, London SW1

Regular Cast:
Straker, Foster, Lake, Barry, Henderson, Masters, Johnson

Additional Cast:
Sarah Bosanquet Stephanie Beacham
Admiral Sheringham Edwin Richfield
Captain Steven Philip Madoc
2nd Officer Cooper Peter Blythe
Captain Steve Minto Steven Berkoff
Skydiver Captain David Warbeck
Skydiver Engineer Barry Stokes
Rating Jimmy Winston
Radar Technician Michael Ferrand
Radar Officer Robert Lloyd

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The Man Who Came Back (#21)

Written by Terence Feely
Directed by David Lane

"It was just one of those inexplicable moments. Like walking over a grave."
Reported missing, presumed dead, after a UFO incident which has left SID disabled, astronaut Craig Collins turns up alive and well. But as an operation to complete repair work on SID is planned, Colonel Lake and Colonel Grey discover that Collins is not the man he used to be...

Filming Schedule: Wednesday, June 17th - Monday, June 29th, 1970
Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, February 3rd, 1971 (ATV Midlands)

On Location:
Ashridge Farm, Ley Hill, near Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Studio Lot, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
M.G.M. Borehamwood Studios, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Regular Cast:
Straker, Foster, Lake, Barry, Jackson, Johnson

Additional Cast:
Colonel Craig Collins Derren Nesbitt
Colonel John Grey Gary Raymond
Sir Esmond Roland Culver
Miss Holland Lois Maxwell
Moonbase Doctor Robert Grange
SHADO Operative Anouska Hempel
Moonbase Operative Andrea Allen
Hospital Doctor David Savile
Housekeeper Nancy Nevinson
Porter Fred Real
Chauffeur Mike Stevens
Nurse Rona Newton-John

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The Psychobombs (#22)

Written by Tony Barwick
Directed by Jeremy Summers

"Mr. Average threw me across the car like a rubber doll."
Three ordinary people are possessed by the Aliens and given fantastic powers to enable them to carry out acts of sabotage against SHADO installations. After the destruction of the Fairfield Tracker Station and Skydiver 3, Paul Foster makes contact with Linda Simmonds, the last surviving member of the trio. But SHADO HQ is the next target on the Aliens' list.

Filming Schedule: Tuesday, June 30th - Friday, July 10th, 1970
Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, December 30th, 1970 (ATV Midlands)

On Location:
Heatherden Hall Gardens, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
Albion, Common Road, Langley, Slough, Berkshire
St. Alphage House, Fore Street, The Barbican, London EC2

Regular Cast:
Straker, Foster, Lake, Jackson, Johnson

Additional Cast:
Linda Simmonds Deborah Grant
Clem Mason Mike Pratt
Daniel Clark David Collings
Captain Lauritzen Tom Adams
The Executive Alex Davion
Skydiver 3 Captain Robin Hawdon
Skydiver 3 Navigator Christopher Timothy
Lieutenant Blythe Peter Blythe
Plain Clothes Officer Oscar James
Room 22 Guard Aiden Murphy
Fairfield Tracker Station Guards Peter Davies and Derek Steen
Police Motorcyclist Gavin Campbell
Security Men Nigel Gregory and Hans de Vries
Skydiver 3 Engineers Peter Dolphin and Mark York

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Reflections In The Water (#23)

Written by David Tomblin
Directed by David Tomblin

"In an unknown country, I think it's better to travel light."
The freighter 'Kingston' is sunk in mid-Atlantic by "flying fish" missiles and an underwater cameraman dies in mysterious circumstances. Then Deep Probe 87 reports a build-up of UFOs in Area NML 12 and Straker discovers that the Aliens plan to bypass the SHADO defences with an elaborate deception.

Filming Schedule: Monday, July 13th - Thursday, July 23rd, 1970
Original UK Airdate: Saturday, July 24th, 1971 (ATV Midlands)

On Location:
Black Park Lake, Black Park, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
Studio Lot, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire

Regular Cast:
Straker, Foster, Lake, Barry, Jackson, Johnson

Additional Cast:
Lt. Anderson James Cosmo
Skydiver Captain David Warbeck
Skydiver Engineer Barry Stokes
Skydiver Operative Anouska Hempel
Captain Steve Minto Steven Berkoff
Skipper Conrad Phillips
Film Producer Richard Caldicott
Helmsman Ellis Gordon Sterne
Film Director Keith Bell
Insurance Man Gerald Cross
Underwater Cameraman Mark Griffith

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Timelash (#24)

Written by Terence Feely
Directed by Cyril Frankel

"Hiders, seekers, finders, keepers. Where are you going to find me? Where are you going to find me?"
Straker and Colonel Lake return to the Harlington-Straker Studios to find the SHADO personnel inexplicably frozen in time. Realising that the timelock is the result of Alien intervention and heralds an invasion attempt, the pair find themselves racing against time in a duel to the death!

Filming Schedule: Friday, July 24th - Thursday, August 6th, 1970
Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, February 17th, 1971 (ATV Midlands)

On Location:
Double Lodge, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
Studio Lot, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire

Regular Cast:
Straker, Foster, Lake, Barry, Henderson, Jackson, Miss Ealand, Johnson

Additional Cast:
Turner Patrick Allen
Casting Agent Ron Pember*
Actor Jean Vladon
Actress Kirsten Lindholm
SHADO Maintenance Engineer Douglas Nottage
Studio Guard John Lyons
Studio Security Man John C. Carney

*mis-spelled "Bember" on end credits

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Mindbender (#25)

Written by Tony Barwick
Directed by Ken Turner

"You're sending me up there with nothing. What do you expect me to do - stand up and give them a couple of choruses of "Lover Come Back"?"
A UFO destroys itself within three miles of Moonbase and astronaut Conroy returns from the crash site with a rare moon diamond. But the diamond has been planted by the Aliens to exert a hallucinogenic influence over the SHADO personnel - soon there are Mexican bandits in Moonbase Control and Aliens at SHADO HQ!

Filming Schedule: Friday, August 7th - Thursday August 20th, 1970
Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, January 13th, 1971 (ATV Midlands)

On Location:
Heatherden Hall and Gardens, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
Studio Lot, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
Burnham Beeches, Burnham, Buckinghamshire
Marlyn Cottage, Ley Hill, near Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Regular Cast:
Straker, Foster, Lake, Barry, Waterman, Henderson, Miss Ealand, Johnson

Additional Cast:
Howard Byrne Stuart Damon
Captain Beaver James Charles Tingwell
Lt. Andy Conroy Al Mancini
Lt. Dale Craig Hunter
Captain Steve Minto Steven Berkoff
SHADO Operative Anouska Hempel
Film Director Stephan Chase
1st Assistant Director Norton Clarke
2nd Assistant Director Paul Greaves
Mexican Bandits Larry Taylor, Richard Montez and Bill Morgan
SHADO Operative James Marcus
SHADO Guards Stanley McGeagh and John Lyons
Cabinet Minister Basil Dignam
Mary Rutland Suzanne Neve
John Rutland Barnaby Shaw
Steven Rutland Philip Madoc
Dr. Segal Peter Halliday
Motorcyclist Jack Silk

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The Long Sleep (#26)

Written by David Tomblin
Directed by Cyril Frankel

"It's really up to you. You are her only link with the past."
Catherine Frazer awakes from a ten year coma with vital information about a close encounter in a derelict farmhouse. Straker struggles to unravel the mystery locked in Catherine's memories and unearths a terrifying threat that has lain dormant for a decade.

Filming Schedule: Friday, August 21st - Thursday, September 3rd, 1970
Original UK Airdate: Thursday, March 15th, 1973 (ATV Midlands)

On Location:
Heatherden Hall and Gardens, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
Studio Lot, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
Billet Lane and Hollybush Lane, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
Langley Park, Billet Lane, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
The Coach House, Dromenagh Farm, Seven Hills Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
Wexham Park Hospital, Wexham Road, Stoke Green, Slough, Berkshire
Canal Bridge 189, Benbow Waye, Cowley, Greater London
Grand Union Canal Path, London Zoo, Regent's Park, London NW1
Tower Bridge, London EC3
Piccadilly Circus, London NW1
Covent Garden Market and Station, London W2

Regular Cast:
Straker, Foster, Lake, Jackson, Johnson

Additional Cast:
Catherine Frazer Tessa Wyatt
Tim Redman Christian Roberts
Bomb Disposal Expert Christopher Robbie
SHADO Operative Anouska Hempel
Van Driver John Garrie

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