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UFO: A Question of Priorities

Straker must choose between the life of his critically ill son and stopping a sighted UFO, as the SHADO. plane taking his son to “time critical” medical help is the only plane in position to be diverted in time to destroy the UFO.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 108
Airdate: Wednesday October 14th, 1970

Director: David Lane (1)
Teleplay: Tony Barwick

Alternate Airdates:

Germany Aug 03, 1971

Starring Roles
Barnaby ShawBarnaby Shaw
As John Rutland (as Guest Artist)
Suzanne NeveSuzanne Neve
As Mary Rutland (as Guest Artist)
Mary MerrallMary Merrall
As Mrs. O'Connor (as Guest Artist)

Guest Stars
Andrea AllanAndrea Allan
As Nurse
Ayshea BroughAyshea Brough
As Shado Operative (as Ayshea)
Dolores MantezDolores Mantez
As Nina Barry
Georgina MoonGeorgina Moon
As Skydiver Operative
Jeremy WilkinJeremy Wilkin
As Skydiver Navigator
Jon KelleyJon Kelley
As Skydiver Engineer
Keith AlexanderKeith Alexander
As Shado Radio Operator
Norma RonaldNorma Ronald
As Miss Ealand
Penny SpencerPenny Spencer
As SHADO Operative
Peter HallidayPeter Halliday
As Doctor Segal
Philip MadocPhilip Madoc
As Rutland
David CargillDavid Cargill
As Car Driver
Russell NapierRussell Napier
As Doctor Green
Main Cast
Ed BishopEd Bishop
As Cmdr. Straker / Comdr. Straker
George SewellGeorge Sewell
As Col. Freeman
Peter GordenoPeter Gordeno
As Capt. Carlin
Gabrielle DrakeGabrielle Drake
As Lt. Ellis
Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerGerry Anderson (1)
ProducerReg Hill
EditorHarry MacDonald
Music EditorGeorge Randall
Make-upBasil Newall
Camera OperatorDerek Black
OtherDon Fagan (Instrumentation)
Production SupervisorNorman Foster
Art DirectorBob Bell (2)
Sound EditorPeter Pennell  |  John Peverill
Special EffectsMike Rainer  |  Derek Meddings  |  Shaun Whittacker-Cook  |  Mike Trim  |  Harry Oakes
Script EditorTony Barwick
Dubbing MixerJ.B. Smith
Sound RecordistKen Rawkins
WardrobeKim Martin (1)
Music ComposerBarry Gray (1)
Assistant DirectorRon Appleton
Lighting CameramanBrendan J. Stafford
Music DirectorBarry Gray (1)
ContinuityDoreen Soan
Casting DirectorRose Tobias Shaw
Construction ManagerFred Gunning
Assistant To ProducerDes Saunders
HairdressingHenry Montsash
Century 21 FashionsSylvia Anderson
FormatReg Hill  |  Sylvia Anderson  |  Gerry Anderson (1)
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