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"A Question Of Priorities" is a follow-up to the unfortunate events depicted in "Confetti Check A-OK" that deals with Edward Straker's need to allow nothing to go right for him in certain situations because of his being forced to elevate his duty above any personal considerations.

Plot[]

Straker's son John lives with Straker's ex-wife Mary, who has re-married. Straker is having a day out with the boy, 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 S.H.A.D.O. 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.[2]

Errors and Explanations[]

Internet Movie Database[]

Continuity[]

  1. 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. Maybe they fired wide as a warning.

Regular Cast[]

Guest Cast[]

  • Barnaby Shaw as John Rutland
  • Suzanne Neve as Mary Rutland
  • Philip Madoc as Steven Rutland
  • David Cargill as Car Driver
  • Andrea Allan as Nurse
  • Peter Halliday as Dr. Segal
  • Mary Merrall as Mrs. O'Connor
  • Russell Napier as Dr. Green
  • Richard Aylen as Alien
  • Penny Spencer as SHADO Control Operative
  • Marian Nelson as Blonde Film Crew Member

SHADO Equipment Used[]

Non-SHADO Equipment Used[]

Notes[]

  1. A terrible choice for Straker[1]

Sources[]


Production order
Production Block 1:
Identified I Computer Affair I Flight Path I Survival I Exposed I Conflict I The Dalotek Affair I A Question of Priorities I Ordeal I The Responsibility Seat I The Square Triangle I Court Martial I Close Up I Confetti Check A-OK I E.S.P. I Kill Straker! I Sub-Smash
Production Block 2:
The Sound of Silence I The Cat with Ten Lives I Destruction I The Man Who Came Back I The Psychobombs I Reflections in the Water I Mindbender I Timelash I The Long Sleep


Transmission order
Identified I Exposed I The Cat with Ten Lives I Conflict I A Question of Priorities I E.S.P. I Kill Straker! I Sub-Smash I Destruction I The Square Triangle I Close Up I The Psychobombs I Survival I Mindbender I Flight Path I The Man Who Came Back I The Dalotek Affair I Timelash I Ordeal I Court Martial I Computer Affair I Confetti Check A-OK I The Sound of Silence I Reflections in the Water I The Responsibility Seat I The Long Sleep
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