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"UFO" (1970) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1970-1973

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Release Date:
16 September 1970 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
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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User Reviews:
Just Great!!!!!! See more (61 total) »

Cast

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Ed Bishop ... Cmdr. Ed Straker (26 episodes, 1970-1973)
Mel Oxley ... Space Intruder Detector SID (25 episodes, 1970-1973)

Dolores Mantez ... Nina Barry (23 episodes, 1970-1973)

Michael Billington ... Col. Paul Foster (21 episodes, 1970-1973)
Ayshea Brough ... SHADO Operative (19 episodes, 1970-1973)
George Sewell ... Col. Alec Freeman (17 episodes, 1970-1973)
Keith Alexander ... Lt. Keith Ford (15 episodes, 1970-1973)

Antonia Ellis ... Joan Harrington (13 episodes, 1970-1973)

Gabrielle Drake ... Lt. Gay Ellis (11 episodes, 1970-1973)
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Series Directed by
David Lane (8 episodes, 1970-1971)
Ken Turner (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Alan Perry (5 episodes, 1970-1973)
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, 1970-1973)
Sylvia Anderson (26 episodes, 1970-1973)
Reg Hill (26 episodes, 1970-1973)
Tony Barwick (12 episodes, 1970-1973)
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 (26 episodes, 1970-1973)
Reg Hill .... producer (26 episodes, 1970-1973)
 
Series Original Music by
Barry Gray (26 episodes, 1970-1973)
 
Series Cinematography by
Brendan J. Stafford (26 episodes, 1970-1973)
 
Series Film Editing by
Harry MacDonald (8 episodes, 1970-1973)
Len Walter (7 episodes, 1970-1971)
Alan Killick (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Mike Campbell (2 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Casting by
Rose Tobias Shaw (17 episodes, 1970-1973)
 
Series Art Direction by
Bob Bell (26 episodes, 1970-1973)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sylvia Anderson (26 episodes, 1970-1973)
 
Series Makeup Department
Basil Newall .... makeup artist (14 episodes, 1970-1973)
Alice Holmes .... chief hair dresser / hair dresser (13 episodes, 1970-1973)
Henry Montsash .... hair dresser (10 episodes, 1970-1973)
Alex Garfath .... chief makeup artist (9 episodes, 1970-1973)
Stephanie Kaye .... hair dresser (3 episodes, 1970)
Cliff Sharpe .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
 
Series Production Management
Norman Foster .... production supervisor (26 episodes, 1970-1973)
Roger Connolly .... unit manager (17 episodes, 1970-1973)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Hollands .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1970-1973)
Leo Eaton .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1970-1971)
Ron Appleton .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1970-1973)
Gino Marotta .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Ken Baker .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Art Department
Don Fagan .... instrumentation (26 episodes, 1970-1973)
Fred Gunning .... construction manager (26 episodes, 1970-1973)
Keith Wilson .... assistant art director (26 episodes, 1970-1973)
Harry Solomons .... production buyer / buyer (17 episodes, 1970-1973)
Bill MacIlraith .... production buyer (9 episodes, 1970-1973)
 
Series Sound Department
John Peverill .... sound editor (26 episodes, 1970-1973)
Peter Pennell .... sound editor (25 episodes, 1970-1973)
J.B. Smith .... sound recordist / dubbing mixer (25 episodes, 1970-1973)
Ken Rawkins .... sound recordist (15 episodes, 1970-1971)
Ted Karnon .... sound recordist (7 episodes, 1970-1973)
Sash Fisher .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1970-1973)
Ken Barker .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1970-1971)

Brian Hickin .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Derek Meddings .... special effects / special effects director (21 episodes, 1970-1973)
Harry Oakes .... special effects lighting cameraman (21 episodes, 1970-1973)
Mike Trim .... special effects designer (21 episodes, 1970-1973)
Ken Holt .... special effects production manager (17 episodes, 1970-1973)
Jimmy Elliott .... special effects senior director (12 episodes, 1970-1973)
Mike Rainer .... special effects camera operator (12 episodes, 1970-1973)
Bill Camp .... special effects director (9 episodes, 1970-1973)
Alan Perry .... special effects camera operator (9 episodes, 1970-1973)
Shaun Whittacker-Cook .... special effects director (5 episodes, 1970-1973)
Frank Hollands .... special effects production manager (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Jimmy Elliott .... visual effects assistant to supervisor (5 episodes, 1970-1971)
Frank Hollands .... visual effects production manager (5 episodes, 1970-1971)
Derek Meddings .... visual effects supervisor (5 episodes, 1970-1971)
Harry Oakes .... visual effects lighting cameraman (5 episodes, 1970-1971)
Mike Rainer .... visual effects camera operator (5 episodes, 1970-1971)
Mike Trim .... visual effects designer (5 episodes, 1970-1971)
Bill Camp .... visual effects director (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Shaun Whittacker-Cook .... visual effects director (2 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Stunts
Jack Silk .... stunt arranger (12 episodes, 1970-1973)
Roy Vincente .... fight arranger / stunt arranger (5 episodes, 1970-1973)
Gerry Crampton .... fight arranger (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John May .... gaffer (25 episodes, 1970-1973)
Derek Black .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1970-1973)
Jack Lowin .... camera operator (9 episodes, 1970-1973)
Brendan J. Stafford .... lighting cameraman (2 episodes, 1970)

Steve Birtles .... supervising electrician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim Martin .... wardrobe (17 episodes, 1970-1973)
Jean Fairlie .... wardrobe supervisor / costume supervisor (9 episodes, 1970-1973)
Iris Richens .... wardrobe (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
 
Series Editorial Department
Desmond Saunders .... post-production executive (9 episodes, 1970-1973)
Lee Doig .... supervising editor (4 episodes, 1970-1973)
 
Series Location Management
Ray Frift .... location manager (9 episodes, 1970-1973)
 
Series Music Department
Barry Gray .... musical director (26 episodes, 1970-1973)
George Randall .... music editor (22 episodes, 1970-1973)
Mike Campbell .... music editor (4 episodes, 1971-1973)
 
Series Other crew
Tony Barwick .... script editor (26 episodes, 1970-1973)
Doreen Soan .... continuity (26 episodes, 1970-1973)
Desmond Saunders .... assistant to producer (17 episodes, 1970-1973)
 

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Runtime:
45 min (26 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | UK:12 (Blu-ray rating) (2016)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the UK, people drive on the left side of the road and steering wheels are on the right side of the vehicle. However, in UFO's version of 1980s Britain, both of these have been reversed. The show's creators were simply going along with what was being predicted at the time, which was that the UK would switch its driving system sometime in the near future. That change never happened.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The exterior shots of the moonbase interceptors clearly show the cockpit canopies extend for another foot or so behind the pilot, yet in the interior shots of the ships, there are switches and dials overhead.See more »
Quotes:
Turner:Hiders, Seekers, Finders, Keepers! Where you going to find me?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Filmed in Supermarionation (2014)See more »

FAQ

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25 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Just Great!!!!!!, 20 April 2004
Author: tomcat-10 from Birmingham United Kingdom

In ones opinion this is the best of the Gerry Anderson productions. The various plot lines go into many different aspects of the personal lives of the characters, marriage break-ups, blackmail, interracial and sexual tensions (very new on TV in 1970), the loneliness of command and the mundane arguing of budgetry cuts. The acting is as good as anything seen today particularly Ed Bishop, Michael Billington and George Sewell. Excellent direction, marvellous sets and special effects on limited TV budgets. The programme stands the test of time and one thinks that young people of today would find it just as exciting as people did in 1970.

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