UFO (1970–1973)
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A Question of Priorities 

Straker's son John lives with Straker's ex-wife Mary, who has re-married. Straker is having a day out with the boy, John, but it ends in an argument with Mary and John is run over and ... See full summary »

Director:

David Lane

Writers:

Gerry Anderson (format), Sylvia Anderson (format) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Barnaby Shaw Barnaby Shaw ... John Rutland
Ed Bishop ... Cmdr. Straker
George Sewell ... Col. Freeman
Keith Alexander Keith Alexander ... Shado Radio Operator
Dolores Mantez ... Nina Barry
Gabrielle Drake ... Lt. Ellis
Suzanne Neve ... Mary Rutland
Philip Madoc ... Steven Rutland
David Cargill ... Car Driver
Andrea Allan ... Nurse
Penny Spencer Penny Spencer ... SHADO Operative
Peter Halliday ... Dr. Segal
Peter Gordeno Peter Gordeno ... Capt. Carlin
Norma Ronald ... Miss Ealand
Ayshea Brough Ayshea Brough ... SHADO Operative (as Ayshea)
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Storyline

Straker's son John lives with Straker's ex-wife Mary, who has re-married. Straker is having a day out with the boy, John, but it ends in an argument with Mary and John is run over and seriously hurt. Drugs can be obtained to save him in America and a SHADO craft is sent to fetch them. However, Straker gets an alert call to say that an alien defector which could do untold damage to Earth is in the range of the SHADO craft. SHADO can destroy the alien but it means diverting the means to save John. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1970 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The aliens hands are flesh coloured but his face is green This is because he breathes a liquid inside his helmet while traveling in space which is green and has the effect of tinting just his face green as a result. As discussed in episode 1. See more »

Goofs

The three Interceptors are ordered to return to base without firing upon an approaching UFO but, as they are shown turning, it's obvious that a standard stock shot showing that all three have fired their nose-cone missiles is used. See more »

Connections

Edited into UFO: Distruggete Base Luna (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

UFO: Theme from the Gerry Anderson Television Series
Written by Barry Gray
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