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THREE ASTRONAUTS live in first-ever all-British space station, interrupted in their musings by US ground control boss called Beadle. Much muted humour concerning boredom, irritation and sexual tension (one woman, two men). Co-starred a dog called Bimbo. Scripted by Goodies GRAEME GARDEN and BILL ODDIE in uncharacteristically sedate mode.



  1. Lee James Turnock

    April 30, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    To quote Graeme Garden, “We should have hung on a few years and done Red Dwarf instead”!

  2. Damon

    September 19, 2015 at 5:16 am

    There was a characterOne of the ground staff was called Oscar if I recall correctly, and had an American accent. In one episode they managed to create some alcohol on board the spaceship though it was strictly forbidden. Who were the actors (two men, one woman on board ship)? I recall one looked remarkably like Bill Oddie, but was it him?

    • Joanne Gray

      November 14, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Damon, the female actress I recall as Carmen du Sautoy (spelling?) and I think the American was Bruce Boa (the gruff American from the Waldorf Salad ep of Fawlty Towers) if that’s any help? Can’t recall any of the rest of the cast.

  3. Damon

    September 19, 2015 at 5:18 am

    The title sequence was very space-launch like and had some lovely 1980s digital data text animating its way onto the screen. I think it went out on a Monday night at 8pm on ITV.

  4. Droogie

    November 16, 2017 at 10:33 am

    The Oddie-type astronaut was Barrie Rutter. The posh snooty one was Christopher Godwin.

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