Astronauts. Image shows from L to R: Dr Gentian Foster (Carmen Du Sautoy), Commander Malcolm Mattocks (Christopher Godwin), Colonel Beadle (Bruce Boa), Technical Officer David Ackroyd (Barrie Rutter). Copyright: Central Independent Television.

Astronauts

ITV sitcom set on a space station. 13 episodes (2 series), 1981 - 1983. Stars Christopher Godwin, Carmen Du Sautoy, Barrie Rutter and Bruce Boa.

Astronauts. Image shows from L to R: Commander Malcolm Mattocks (Christopher Godwin), Dr Gentian Foster (Carmen Du Sautoy), Technical Officer David Ackroyd (Barrie Rutter). Copyright: Central Independent Television.

Astronauts

The first three British astronauts blast off to join up with an orbiting sky lab and have their wits and patience tested by ground controller, Beadle

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1981 - 1983
Channel
ITV
Episodes
13   (2 series)
Starring
Christopher Godwin, Carmen Du Sautoy, Barrie Rutter and Bruce Boa
Writers
Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
Director
Douglas Argent
Producers
Douglas Argent and Tony Charles

Britain's first three astronauts - Malcolm Mattocks, Gentian Foster and David Ackroyd - blast off into outer space to occupy a 'sky lab' for six months. Beadle, an antipathetic American, is the astronauts' contact at Mission Control.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience