Episode 12

AstronautsWith just one week to go before the mission’s end, Mattocks is seized by a sudden profound belief in God, and even confesses that, during the initial launch to the space station, he has no idea how he saved himself and his crewmates from certain doom. He now attributes this – and just about everything else – to the Almighty. Ackroyd, in the meantime, is growing more and more depressed, not wanting to return to Earth at all. And this leaves Foster to worry that neither of her crewmates may be fit for the journey back to Earth at all.

written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
directed by Dick Clement

AstronautsCast: Christopher Godwin (Mattocks), Carmen Du Sautoy (Foster), Barrie Rutter (Ackroyd), Bruce Boa (Beadle), and Bimbo (himself)

Notes: The crew has been in orbit for 5 months, 23 days at the beginning of this episode

LogBook entry by Earl Green