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Come Back Mrs. Noah
Genre Sitcom
Created by Jeremy Lloyd
David Croft
Written by Jeremy Lloyd
David Croft
Starring Mollie Sugden
Ian Lavender
Donald Hewlett
Michael Knowles
Gorden Kaye
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 6
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel BBC1
Original run 13 December 1977 – 14 August 1978

Come Back Mrs. Noah is a British sitcom that aired on BBC1 from 1977 to 1978. Starring Mollie Sugden and Ian Lavender, it was written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft, who had also written Are You Being Served?, which had also starred Mollie Sugden. Come Back Mrs Noah was not a success, with some regarding it as one of the worst British sitcoms ever made.[1]




In 2050, a British housewife called Gertrude Noah wins a cookery competition, and the prize is a tour of Britannia Seven, the UK's new Space Exploration Vehicle. In the pilot episode, the craft is accidentally sent blasting off into space with Mrs Noah and a small crew on it. The series then centres on efforts to bring Mrs Noah back down to Earth. The news bulletins on Earth, read by Gorden Kaye, revealed countries like the USA and Germany had to turn to Britain, the most successful nation on Earth, for help.



Pilot (1977)

# Title Original airdate
1 "Pilot" 13 December 1977 (1977-12-13)

Series One (1978)

# Title Original airdate
2 "In Orbit" 17 July 1978 (1978-07-17)
It is 23 June 2050, and Far and Wide reports on a debate in the Commons about the accidental launch of "Britannia Seven". Carstairs wife Rowena (Diana King) and Mrs. Noah's husband (Norman Mitchell) send messages to the space ship via Far and Wide. Shortly after, they make themselves scrambled eggs. The crew down on Earth fail to take off in their first rescue attempt. Clive and Mrs. Noah then go to the sleeping quarters, and find the toilet is on the wall and have to use magnetic shoes to use it. A time lock causes them to be stuck in the bedroom on their own for eight hours. 
3 "To the Rescue" 24 July 1978 (1978-07-24)
4 "Who Goes Home?" 31 July 1978 (1978-07-31)
5 "The Housing Problem" 7 August 1978 (1978-08-07)
6 "The Last Chance" 14 August 1978 (1978-08-14)

Other countries

Come Back Mrs Noah was also shown in the Netherlands, starting on 30 June 1979. It was also aired in Australia and on several Public television stations in the United States.



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