ARD-alpha

UFO Court Martial

Ordeal - Foster in Sky One	(courtesy ISOSHADO)
| Bild: ITV

Freitag, 01.02.2019
21:55 bis 22:45 Uhr

ARD-alpha
Großbritannien 1970
Folge 20 von 26

Out-of-this-world action and suspense in orbit as Earth's defence organisation comes under threat from aliens. At Moonbase Control, the defence team wages a spectacular battle with alien invaders, explores mysteries of the universe, discovers computer love affairs and encounters dying extra-terrestrials who need human organs for survival. One of the best of its genre, UFO combines the remarkable talents of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson with those of special effects director Derek Meddings. With a stellar cast including Ed Bishop, Michael Billington and George Sewell.

Episode 20, "Court Martial": The worlds of film-making and Security blend in a strange way when Paul Foster is accused of espionage ...

Though he doesn’t realise it at the time, his very life is in jeopardy when Colonel Paul Foster (Michael Billington), in his “cover” capacity as a movie executive, interviews a young actress (Pippa Steel) and her agent (Noel Davies). For it is very soon afterwards that he is accused of espionage. Commander Straker (Ed Bishop) is staggered when everything points to Foster having given away secrets of a skydivers rendezvous with a supply ship. He is court martialled, and the evidence against him is sufficient for him to be found guilty and sentenced to death, pending an appeal.

Still unable to believe that Foster would be capable of committing such a crime, Straker makes further investigations and with Col. Freeman (George Sewell), visits Foster’s apartment. They are intrigued by an indoor garden – and find a bugging device in it. About a mile away from the apartment, a tape recorder, with a built-in radio receiver, is discovered.

To add to the mystery, a film director named Mason (Neil McCallum) tackles Straker with an accusation that Paul Foster has been indulging in industrial espionage, giving away secrets concerning a film Mason is making. Straker is even more worried by damping evidence against Foster that a large sum of money has been paid into his bank, though Foster denies any knowledge of this.

Thanks to finding the man who provided the radio receiver found near Foster’s apartment, Straker is able to trace its owner and identify the real industrial saboteur who has unsuspectingly stepped into the world of Security. But what of the money paid into Foster’s account? An agent’s attempted “backhandler” to help his client win a film contract has nearly cost Paul Foster his life ...

Besetzung

Rolle: Darsteller:
Commander Ed Straker Ed Bishop
Colonel Paul Foster Michael Billington
Colonel Alec Freeman George Sewell
Lieutenant Gay Ellis Gabrielle Drake
Colonel Virginia Lake Wanda Ventham
Captain Peter Carlin Peter Gordeno
Dr. Doug Jackson Vladek Sheybal

Autor: Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson
Redaktion: Gábor Toldy