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"UFO" (1969) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1969-1973

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UFO: Season 1: Episode 26 -- Catherine Frazer awakes from a ten year coma with vital information about a close encounter in a derelict farmhouse.
UFO: Season 1: Episode 24 -- The freighter 'Kingston' is sunk in mid-Atlantic by "flying fish" missiles and an underwater cameraman dies in mysterious circumstances.
UFO: Season 1: Episode 23 -- While SHADO is tracking a UFO in heavy woodland, international show-jumper Russell Stone goes missing from his estate. Foster examines a lake where there is no sign of animal life and discovers a mutilated corpse.
UFO: Season 1: Episode 22 -- After Lt. Grey becomes a father, Straker recalls the early days of SHADO, when in 1970 the United Nations granted Straker the finance to set up his defense organization. The long hours and secrecy had a disastrous effect on his marriage.
UFO: Season 1: Episode 21 -- An astronaut is killed during a UFO alert and the UFO gets through SHADO's outer defenses. Straker  suspects human error and wonders if the relationship between Gay Ellis and Mark Bradley is to blame.


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Release Date:
16 September 1970 (UK) See more »
In the year 1980 the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 54)

Ed Bishop ... Cmdr. Ed Straker (26 episodes, 1969-1973)
Mel Oxley ... Space Intruder Detector SID / ... (25 episodes, 1969-1973)

Dolores Mantez ... Nina Barry (23 episodes, 1969-1971)

Michael Billington ... Col. Paul Foster (21 episodes, 1969-1973)
Ayshea Brough ... SHADO Operative (19 episodes, 1969-1971)
George Sewell ... Col. Alec Freeman (17 episodes, 1969-1971)
Keith Alexander ... Lt. Keith Ford (15 episodes, 1969-1971)
Antonia Ellis ... Joan Harrington (14 episodes, 1969-1971)

Gabrielle Drake ... Lt. Gay Ellis / ... (11 episodes, 1969-1971)
Norma Ronald ... Miss Ealand / ... (11 episodes, 1969-1971)
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Series Directed by
David Lane (8 episodes, 1970-1971)
Ken Turner (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Alan Perry (5 episodes, 1969-1971)
Jeremy Summers (2 episodes, 1970-1973)
David Tomblin (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Cyril Frankel (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Series Writing credits
Gerry Anderson (26 episodes, 1969-1973)
Sylvia Anderson (26 episodes, 1969-1973)
Reg Hill (26 episodes, 1969-1973)
Tony Barwick (12 episodes, 1969-1971)
David Tomblin (3 episodes, 1970-1973)
Ruric Powell (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Alan Fennell (2 episodes, 1970)
Terence Feely (2 episodes, 1971)

Series Produced by
Gerry Anderson .... executive producer / producer (24 episodes, 1969-1973)
Reg Hill .... producer / executive producer (23 episodes, 1969-1973)
Series Original Music by
Barry Gray (12 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Cinematography by
Brendan J. Stafford (11 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Film Editing by
Harry MacDonald (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Len Walter (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Alan Killick (3 episodes, 1970-1971)

Lee Doig (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Rose Tobias Shaw (9 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Art Direction by
Bob Bell (21 episodes, 1970-1973)
Series Costume Design by
Sylvia Anderson (2 episodes, 1970)
Series Makeup Department
Alice Holmes .... hair stylist / chief haidresser / ... (7 episodes, 1970-1973)
Henry Montsash .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1970-1971)
Basil Newall .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1970-1971)
Alex Garfath .... makeup artist / chief make-up artist / ... (4 episodes, 1970-1973)
Cliff Sharpe .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1970-1971)

Stephanie Kaye .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Norman Foster .... production supervisor (12 episodes, 1970-1971)
Roger Connolly .... unit manager (9 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leo Eaton .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Ron Appleton .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Frank Hollands .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1970-1973)

Ken Baker .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Keith Wilson .... assistant art director (13 episodes, 1970-1971)
Fred Gunning .... construction manager (12 episodes, 1970-1971)
Don Fagan .... instrumentation (10 episodes, 1970-1971)
Harry Solomons .... buyer / production buyer (9 episodes, 1970-1971)
Bill MacIlwraith .... buyer / production buyer (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Sound Department
John Peverill .... sound editor (12 episodes, 1970-1971)
Peter Pennell .... sound editor (11 episodes, 1970-1971)
J.B. Smith .... sound recordist / dubbing mixer / ... (11 episodes, 1970-1971)
Ken Rawkins .... sound recordist (9 episodes, 1970-1971)
Ted Karnon .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1970)

Ken Barker .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Brian Hickin .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
John Streeter .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Derek Meddings .... special effects / special effects director (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Harry Oakes .... special effects lighting camera / lighting cameraman: special effects / ... (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Mike Trim .... special effects designer (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Jimmy Elliott .... special effects senior director (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Frank Hollands .... special effects production manager (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Mike Rainer .... special effects camera operator (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Ken Holt .... special effects production manager (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Alan Perry .... special effects camera operator / special effects cameraman (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Shaun Whittacker-Cook .... special effects director (2 episodes, 1970)
Bill Camp .... special effects director (2 episodes, 1971)
Series Visual Effects by
Jimmy Elliott .... visual effects assistant to producer / visual effects assistant to supervisor / ... (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Derek Meddings .... visual effects supervisor / visual effect supervisor (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Harry Oakes .... visual effects lighting cameraman / visual effects lighting camera (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Mike Rainer .... visual effects camera operator (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Mike Trim .... visual effects designer (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Frank Hollands .... visual effects production manager (5 episodes, 1970-1971)
Bill Camp .... visual effects director (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Shaun Whittacker-Cook .... visual effects director (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Stunts
Jack Silk .... stunt arranger / stunt coordinator (8 episodes, 1970-1971)
Roy Vincente .... fight arranger / stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 1970-1971)

Gerry Crampton .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John May .... gaffer (25 episodes, 1969-1973)
Derek Black .... camera operator (10 episodes, 1970-1971)
Jack Lowin .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1970-1973)

Steve Birtles .... supervising electrician (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim Martin .... wardrobe (11 episodes, 1970-1971)
Jean Fairlie .... wardrobe supervisor / costume supervisor (6 episodes, 1970-1973)
Sylvia Anderson .... fashions (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Iris Richens .... wardrobe (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Editorial Department
Desmond Saunders .... post-production executive (5 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Music Department
George Randall .... music editor (12 episodes, 1970-1971)
Barry Gray .... musical director / conductor (11 episodes, 1970-1971)

Mike Campbell .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Doreen Soan .... continuity (16 episodes, 1970-1973)
Tony Barwick .... script editor (10 episodes, 1970-1971)
Desmond Saunders .... assistant to producer (10 episodes, 1970-1971)
Ray Frift .... location manager (6 episodes, 1970-1971)

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45 min (26 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

On December 31, 1994 the video game company Microprose released a game called "UFO: Enemy Unknown" based on this TV series.See more »
Continuity: When the alien is being taken down the corridor to the operating room, his eyes are open. Then, while on the operating table, the doctor removes the white plastic protective shells covering them.See more »
Col. Paul Foster:We can't just sit around!
Ed Straker:I've solved quite a few problems by just "sitting around", as you call it, Colonel. You should try it yourself sometime.
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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Sublime, 22 March 2002
Author: ( from London

Really, nobody did it better than the Andersons. But when that thing you do is so delieriously unique, that's understandable. In 1970, the "UFO" series was end of an era. It was the last production to carry the legend A GERRY ANDERSON CENTURY 21 PRODUCTION. With the passing of his studio operation, a little of the magic fell away from the Anderson production line. Certainly the loss of Derek Meddings was noticeable on "Space:1999" which has some wonderfil model work (courtesy of Martin Bower) but found the talents of Brian Johnson (SPX) lacking the elan and sophistication of Meddings. You only have to see a UFO exploding and compare that to an Eagle doing likewise to see that, when it came to the big pyrotechnic display, Meddings really was the master. "UFO" was the greatest work the Century 21 team ever produced. By the end of the 26 epsode run it had progressed from a slightly plodding live action take on "Captain Scarlet" to become one of the best science fiction series over produced in the UK, period. Check out the deranged final 9 episodes for proof of this. They are almost as good as "The Prisoner" in their way. If you haven't discovered the series yet, or haven't seen it for many years, now is most certainly the time. The new DVDs from Carlton show "UFO" in a shimmering new light. It was quite simply one of the best looking series ever made. So, welcome back "UFO" and thank you Gerry and Sylvia making our childhoods that little bit sweeter.

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