In the ninth episode of the first series of UFO, "Destruction", a UFO is shot down by a navy ship. SHADO investigate and find that the ship was going to dump deadly nerve gas into the sea bed, 1,000 fathoms deep. We learn that if the gas gets out, it will kill off all living things on Earth. The aliens plan to strike the ship while they are in the process of dumping the gas.
Since the aliens are coming to Earth to harvest human organs, killing us off makes no sense. While this was aired as number 9 by ATV, according to Wikipedia, it was 20th in production, so the harvesting premise should have been well set by then.