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Season: 1 Years: 1973 1971 1970

The missions of the Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organization, which defends Earth from extra-terrestrial threats.

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  Cmdr. Ed Straker / ... (26 episodes, 1970-1973)
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  Nina Barry (23 episodes, 1970-1973)
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  Col. Paul Foster / ... (21 episodes, 1970-1973)
Ayshea Brough ...
  SHADO Operative / ... (19 episodes, 1970-1973)
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  Col. Freeman / ... (17 episodes, 1970-1973)
Keith Alexander ...
  Shado Radio Operator / ... (15 episodes, 1970-1973)
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  Joan Harrington (13 episodes, 1970-1973)
Gary Myers ...
  Capt. Waterman / ... (10 episodes, 1970-1973)
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  Lt. Ellis / ... (10 episodes, 1970-1973)
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  Dr. Doug Jackson / ... (10 episodes, 1970-1973)
Jon Kelley ...
  Skydiver Engineer / ... (10 episodes, 1970-1973)
Norma Ronald ...
  Miss Ealand / ... (10 episodes, 1970-1973)
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  Col. Virginia Lake / ... (9 episodes, 1970-1973)
Grant Taylor ...
  Gen. James Henderson / ... (9 episodes, 1970-1971)
Jeremy Wilkin ...
  Skydiver Navigator / ... (8 episodes, 1970-1973)
Georgina Moon ...
  Skydiver Operative / ... (8 episodes, 1970-1973)
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  Mark Bradley / ... (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Peter Gordeno ...
  Capt. Carlin (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
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  SHADO Radio Operator Tamara Paulson / ... (4 episodes, 1971-1973)
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  Captain Steve Minto / ... (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Maxwell Shaw ...
  Dr. Shroeder (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Basil Moss ...
  Dr. Frazer / ... (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
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  Moonbase Operative Carol Miller / ... (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Gito Santana ...
  Alien (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
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  Lunar Module Pilot / ... (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Mark Hawkins ...
  Astronaut / ... (3 episodes, 1970-1973)
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  Alien / ... (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
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  Dr. Murray / ... (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Penny Spencer ...
  SHADO Operative / ... (3 episodes, 1970-1973)
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  Lt. Andy Conroy (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
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  Albatross Pilot Turner / ... (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
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  Ship's Capt. / ... (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
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  G.S.P. 4 Pilot Hudson / ... (2 episodes, 1971)
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  2nd Officer / ... (2 episodes, 1970)
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  Mary Rutland / ... (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Gordon Sterne ...
  German Delegate / ... (2 episodes, 1971)
Michael Mundell ...
  Ken Matthews (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
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  Alien / ... (2 episodes, 1970)
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  Miss Holland (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Louise Pajo ...
  Miss Scott / ... (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
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  Skydiver Captain (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
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  Mitchell / ... (2 episodes, 1971)
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  Skydiver Engineer (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Nigel Gregory ...
  Ben Culley / ... (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Stanley McGeagh ...
  SHADO Guard / ... (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
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  SHADO Guard / ... (2 episodes, 1971)
Tom Oliver ...
  1st Technician / ... (2 episodes, 1971)
Dennis Plenty ...
  Lt. David Worth / ... (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
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  Liz Newton (1 episode, 1970)
Gerald Norman ...
  Pilot - Space Ship (1 episode, 1970)

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Plot Summary

In 1980, the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts. A highly secret military organization is set up in the hope of defending the Earth from this alien threat. This organization is named SHADO (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organization) and operates from a secret location beneath a film studio. They also operate a fleet of submarines and have a base on the moon as well as an early warning satellite that detects inbound UFOs. UFOs can be destroyed in space by Interceptors which are launched from Moonbase. If one gets through it can be attacked in the Earth's atmosphere by a high altitude aircraft launched from one of the submarines. If a UFO also avoids this and manages to land it can be tracked and destroyed by a number of Mobiles (armored vehicles) which are deployed throughout the world. Written by Kevin Steinhauer

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Also Known As
  • Alerte dans l'espace (France)
  • Ovni (Spain)
  • U.F.O. (Spain)
  • Gerry Anderson's UFO (Australia)
  • Н.Л.О. (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 45 min
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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 Although set (and filmed) in England, all the futuristic cars are left-hand drive, and everyone drives on the right-hand side of the road. Several other series by the Andersons featured the same driving system, presumably because England was predicted to switch over sometime before the future events depicted. Flashback scenes showed the "normal" English driving arrangement. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Invasion: UFO (1974). See more »
Crazy Credits Guest stars are credited as "guest artists." See more »
Quotes Ed Straker: Imagine a dying planet in some distant corner of the universe. Its natural resources exhausted. Its inhabitants sterile. Doomed to extinction. A situation we may one day find ourselves in, gentlemen. So they discover earth. Abundant, fertile. Able to satisfy their needs. They look upon us not with animosity, but callousness. As we look upon our animals that we depend on for food. Yes, it appears they are driven by circumstance across a billion miles of space, driven on by the greatest force in the universe - survival.
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