UFO

The operatives of the secret S.H.A.D.O. organisation defend the Earth from Aliens who are abducting humans to obtain organs which can be transplanted into their own bodies.

Century 21 Television/ITC

Produced: 1969-1970

First UK broadcast: 16th September 1970

26 episodes x 50 minutes

Executive Producer: Gerry Anderson

Producer: Reg Hill

Production Supervisor: Norman Foster

Century 21 Fashions by Sylvia Anderson

Director of Photography: Brendan J. Stafford BSC

Art Director: Bob Bell

Script Editor: Tony Barwick

Special Effects Supervisor: Derek Meddings

Senior Special Effects Director: Jim Elliott

Special Effects Directors: Bill Camp, Shaun Whittacker-Cook and Derek Meddings

Music Composed and Directed by Barry Gray

Episodes List
1 Identified

“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!

Written by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and Tony Barwick

Directed by Gerry Anderson

Filming Schedule: Monday, 28th April – Monday, 12th May 1969

Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, 16th September 1970 (ATV)

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

Additional Cast:

  • Shroeder Maxwell Shaw
  • Ken Matthews Michael Mundell
  • Cabinet Minister Basil Dignam
  • Bill Johnson Shane Rimmer
  • 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
  • David Worth Dennis Plenty
  • Motorcyclist Jack Silk
2 Computer Affair

“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?

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by David Lane

Filming Schedule: Tuesday, 13th – Friday, 23rd May 1969

Original UK Airdate: Saturday, 15th May 1971 (ATV)

Original Title: “The Computer Affair”

On Location:

  • Black Park, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
  • Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Additional Cast:

  • Shroeder Maxwell Shaw
  • Ken Matthews Michael Mundell
  • Murray Peter Burton
  • Operative Chris Granger Nigel Lambert
  • 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
3 Flight Path

“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!

Written by Ian Scott Stewart

Directed by Ken Turner

Filming Schedule: Monday, 26th May – Thursday, 5th June 1969

Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, 20th January 1971 (ATV)

Original Title: “The Sun Always Rises”

On Location:

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

Additional Cast:

  • Shroeder Maxwell Shaw
  • Paul Roper George Cole
  • Carol Roper Sonia Cox
  • Medic Dawson Keith Grenville
  • SHADO Guard David Daker
4 Survival

“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!

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Alan Perry

Filming Schedule: Friday, 6th – Wednesday, 18th June 1969

Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, 6th January 1971 (ATV)

On Location:

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

Additional Cast:

  • Tina Duval Suzan Farmer
  • Bill Grant Robert Swann
  • Alien Gito Santana
  • Rescuers Ray Armstrong and David Weston
5 Exposed

“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.

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by David Lane

Filming Schedule: Thursday, 19th June – Tuesday, 1st July 1969 plus Thursday, 3rd July 1969 (second unit)

Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, 23rd September 1970 (ATV)

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
  • MGM Borehamwood Studios, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
  • Dorney, Fellows Road, Swiss Cottage, London NW3

Additional Cast:

  • 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
6 Conflict

“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…

Written by Ruric Powell

Directed by Ken Turner

Filming Schedule: Wednesday, 2nd July – Monday, 14th July 1969

Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, 7th October 1970 (ATV)

Original Title: “Ambush”

On Location:

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

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
7 The Dalotek Affair

“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?

Written by Ruric Powell

Directed by Alan Perry

Filming Schedule: Tuesday, 15th – Friday, 25th July 1969

Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, 10th February 1971 (ATV)

Original Title: “Crater 236”

On Location:

  • Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Additional Cast:

  • Frazer Basil Moss
  • Jane Carson Tracy Reed
  • Mark Tanner Clinton Greyn
  • Phil Mitchell David Weston
  • Blake Philip Latham
  • Charles Reed John Breslin
  • Lunar Module Pilot Alan Tucker
  • Moonmobile Captain John Cobner
  • Moonmobile Lt. Richard Poore
  • Frank E. Stranges Himself
8 A Question Of Priorities

“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.

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by David Lane

Filming Schedule: Monday, 28th July – Thursday, 7th August 1969

Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, 14th October 1970 (ATV)

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
  • MGM Borehamwood Studios, Elstree Way, Borehamwood

Additional Cast:

  • Mary Rutland Suzanne Neve
  • O’Connor Mary Merrall
  • John Rutland Barnaby Shaw
  • Steven Rutland Philip Madoc
  • Segal Peter Halliday
  • Green Russell Napier
  • Alien Richard Aylen
  • Nurse Andrea Allen
  • Car Driver David Cargill
  • SHADO Operative Penny Spencer
9 Ordeal

“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!

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Ken Turner

Filming Schedule: Friday, 8th – Wednesday, 20th August 1969

Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, 14th April 1971 (ATV)

On Location:

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

Additional Cast:

  • Frazer Basil Moss
  • Sylvia Graham Quinn O’Hara
  • Joe Franklin David Healy
  • Medic Joseph Morris
  • Perry Peter Burton
  • Gary North Mark Hawkins
10 The Responsibility Seat

“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…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Alan Perry

Filming Schedule: Thursday, 21st August – Tuesday, 2nd September 1969

Original UK Airdate: Thursday, 8th March 1973 (ATV)

On Location:

  • Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
  • MGM Borehamwood Studios, Elstree Way, Borehamwood
  • Windermere Hall, Stone Grove, Edgware, Greater London
  • Aragon, Elstree Road, Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire

Additional Cast:

  • Josephine Fraser Jane Merrow
  • Commander Dudzinski Patrick Jordan
  • Russian Astronauts Janos Kurucz and Paul Tamarin
  • Film Director Ralph Bell
  • Stuntman Royston Rowe
  • Gary North Mark Hawkins
  • SHADO Operatives Penny Spencer and Shakira Baksh
11 The Square Triangle

“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!

Written by Alan Pattillo

Directed by David Lane

Filming Schedule: Wednesday, 3rd – Monday, 15th September 1969

Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, 9th December 1970 (ATV)

On Location:

  • Black Park, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
  • Black Park Cottage, Queen’s Drive, Black Park, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire

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
12 Court Martial

“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.

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Ron Appleton

Filming Schedule: Tuesday, 16th – Friday, 26th September 1969

Original UK Airdate: Saturday, 1st May 1971 (ATV)

Original Title: “Shoot To Kill”

On Location:

  • Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
  • MGM 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

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
  • G. Singleton Tutte Lemkow
  • Miss Scott Louise Pajo
  • Diana Pippa Steel (incorrectly captioned “Diane” on end credits)
13 Close Up

“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.

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Alan Perry

Filming Schedule: Monday, 29th September – Thursday, 9th October 1969

Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, 16th December 1970 (ATV)

On Location:

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

Additional Cast:

  • Joseph Kelly Neil Hallett
  • Young James Beckett
  • Tracking Station Operator Alan Tucker
  • 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
14 Confetti Check A-O.K.

“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…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by David Lane

Filming Schedule: Friday, 10th – Wednesday, 22nd October 1969

Original UK Airdate: Saturday, 10th July 1971 (ATV)

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
  • MGM 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

Additional Cast:

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

“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!

Written by Alan Fennell

Directed by Ken Turner

Filming Schedule: Thursday, 23rd October – Tuesday, 4th November 1969

Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, 21st October 1970 (ATV)

On Location:

  • Sara Lee Factory, 225 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire
  • Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
  • MGM Borehamwood Studios, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Additional Cast:

  • John Croxley John Stratton
  • Dr Brünner (incorrectly captioned “Dr. Ward” on credits) Douglas Wilmer
  • Stella Croxley Deborah Stanford
  • Shroeder Maxwell Shaw
  • SHADO Security Man Stanley McGeogh
  • Gate-Man Donald Tandy
16 Kill Straker!

“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…

Written by Donald James

Directed by Alan Perry

Filming Schedule: Wednesday, 5th – Monday, 17th November 1969

Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, 4th November 1970 (ATV)

Original Title: “The Inside Man”

On Location:

  • Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Additional Cast:

  • Captain Frank Craig David Sumner
  • Moonbase Guard Steve Cory
  • Nurse Louise Pajo
17 Sub-Smash

“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…

Written by Alan Fennell

Directed by David Lane

Filming Schedule: Tuesday, 18th – Friday, 28th November 1969

Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, 11th November 1970 (ATV)

On Location:

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

Additional Cast:

  • Jim Lewis Paul Maxwell
  • 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
18 The Sound Of Silence

“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…

Written by David Lane and Bob Bell

Directed by David Lane

Filming Schedule: Monday, 11th – Thursday, 21st May 1970

Original UK Airdate: Saturday, 17th July 1971 (ATV)

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

Additional Cast:

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

“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!

Written by David Tomblin

Directed by David Tomblin

Filming Schedule: Friday, 22nd May – Wednesday, 3rd June 1970

Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, 30th September 1970 (ATV)

On Location:

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

Additional Cast:

  • 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
  • Andy Conroy Al Mancini
20 Destruction

“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…

Written by Dennis Spooner

Directed by Ken Turner

Filming Schedule: Thursday, 4th – Tuesday, 16th June 1970

Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, 2nd December 1970 (ATV)

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

Additional Cast:

  • Sarah Bosanquet Stephanie Beacham
  • Admiral Sheringham Edwin Richfield
  • Ship’s Captain 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
21 The Man Who Came Back

“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…

Written by Terence Feely

Directed by David Lane

Filming Schedule: Wednesday, 17th – Monday, 29th June 1970

Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, 3rd February 1971 (ATV)

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
  • MGM Borehamwood Studios, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

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
22 The Psychobombs

“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.

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Jeremy Summers

Filming Schedule: Tuesday, 30th June – Friday, 10th July 1970

Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, 30th December 1970 (ATV)

On Location:

  • Heatherden Hall Gardens, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
  • Albion, Common Road, Langley, Slough, Berkshire
  • Alphage House, Fore Street, The Barbican, London EC2

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
23 Reflections In The Water

“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.

Written by David Tomblin

Directed by David Tomblin

Filming Schedule: Monday, 13th – Thursday, 23rd July 1970

Original UK Airdate: Saturday, July 24th 1971 (ATV)

On Location:

  • Black Park Lake, Black Park, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
  • Studio Lot, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire

Additional Cast:

  • 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
24 Timelash

“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!

Written by Terence Feely

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Filming Schedule: Friday, 24th July – Thursday, 6th August 1970

Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, 17th February 1971 (ATV)

On Location:

  • Double Lodge, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
  • Studio Lot, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire

Additional Cast:

  • Turner Patrick Allen
  • Casting Agent Ron Pember (mis-spelled “Bember” on end credits)
  • Actor Jean Vladon
  • Actress Kirsten Lindholm
  • SHADO Maintenance Engineer Douglas Nottage
  • Studio Guard John Lyons
  • Studio Security Man John C. Carney
25 Mindbender

“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!

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Ken Turner

Filming Schedule: Friday, 7th – Thursday 20th August 1970

Original UK Airdate: Wednesday, 13th January 1971 (ATV)

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

Additional Cast:

  • Howard Byrne Stuart Damon
  • Captain Beaver James Charles Tingwell
  • Andy Conroy Al Mancini
  • 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
  • Segal Peter Halliday
  • Motorcyclist Jack Silk
26 The Long Sleep

“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.

Written by David Tomblin

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Filming Schedule: Friday, 21st August – Thursday, 3rd September 1970

Original UK Airdate: Thursday, 15th March 1973 (ATV)

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

Additional Cast:

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