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The year is 1980 and Earth is secretly under attack from Aliens who are harvesting human body parts in order to save their own race. To stop this menace, a secret organization known as SHADO, or Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organization, is formed to defend the Earth from the attacks.
SHADO consists of a Moonbase with fighter spacecraft to intercept the aliens before they get to Earth, a SkyDiver submarine with a launchable fighter should they get by the Moonbase, and various ground based assault vehicles should they get by all the other Earth defences.
The SHADO operations are coordinated from a movie studio front, known as Harlington-Straker studios. Underneath the movie studio grounds lies a vast operational complex run by the man in charge of the organization, Commander Ed Straker.

Episode Info

Final: 1x26 -- The Long Sleep (Mar/15/1973)

When a woman awakens from a ten year coma, she gives vital information about a alien encounter she had in an old abandoned farmhouse. Straker must make sense of her memories in order to unearth the terrifying UFO threat that has lain dormant since she lapsed into her coma.
Available Episodes

The Long Sleep
Mar 15, 1973
Season 1 episode 26

The Responsibility S..
Mar 08, 1973
Season 1 episode 25

Reflections in the W..
Jul 24, 1971
Season 1 episode 24

The Sound of Silence
Jul 17, 1971
Season 1 episode 23

Confetti Check A-O.K..
Jul 10, 1971
Season 1 episode 22

Computer Affair
May 15, 1971
Season 1 episode 21

Court Martial
May 01, 1971
Season 1 episode 20

Ed BishopEd Bishop
As Cmdr. Straker / Comdr. Straker
George SewellGeorge Sewell
As Col. Freeman
Michael BillingtonMichael Billington
As Col. Foster
Peter GordenoPeter Gordeno
As Capt. Carlin
Gabrielle DrakeGabrielle Drake
As Lt. Ellis
Wanda VenthamWanda Ventham
As Col. Virginia Lake


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Recurring Guests

Dolores Mantez as Nina Barry (23 eps)
Ayshea Brough as Shado Operative (18 eps)
Keith Alexander as Shado Radio Operator (15 eps)
Antonia Ellis as Joan Harrington (13 eps)
Vladek Sheybal as Dr. Jackson (10 eps)
Gary Myers (2) as Lew Waterman (10 eps)
Jon Kelley as Shado Technician (10 eps)
Grant Taylor as General Henderson (9 eps)
Norma Ronald as Miss Ealand (9 eps)
Jeremy Wilkin as Skydiver Navigator (8 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: itv ( United Kingdom)
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Premiere: September 16, 1970
Ended: July 24, 1971
This guide is currently edited by:
Kandee (Challenge)