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Astronauts (ITV 1981 with Chris Godwin and Carmen Du Sautoy)

UK / ITV – ATV – Witzend / 12×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 2 November 1981 – 23 August 1983

Writer: Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie / Script Editors: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais / Executive Producer: Allan McKeown / Producer: Tony Charles, Douglas Argent / Director: Douglas Argent

Scifi Sitcom. The story of the first British space mission with the astronauts chosen being decidedly not the ideal material or the kind who you’d choose to spend time in space with.

The first episode episode was supposed to air the 26 October 1981 but was pushed back a week.

cast
CHRIS GODWIN as Cmdr Malcolm Mattocks
CARMEN DU SAUTOY as Dr Gentian Foster
BARRIE RUTTER as David Ackroyd
BRUCE BOA as Colonel Beadle

THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE 2 November – 7 December 1981
1. ONE IN FOUR GOES
2. WHY ARE WE HERE
3. ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART
4. WE ARE NOT ALONE
5. ONE WEEK TO GO
6. GOING HOME

SEASON TWO 19 July – 23 August 1983
1. EPISODE ONE
2. EPISODE TWO
3. EPISODE THREE
4. EPISODE FOUR
5. EPISODE FIVE
6. EPISODE SIX