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* FutureImperfect: Music/RingoStarr is mis-identified as the inventor of the telephone.

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* FutureImperfect: Music/RingoStarr is mis-identified misidentified as the inventor of the telephone.

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* AutoKitchen: A "[[FoodPills nutrition pill]]" is inserted into a robot chicken, which after much clucking produces a string of eggs.


-->'''Cunliffe:''' Well then you're done your bit to perpetuate the human race.

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-->'''Cunliffe:''' Well then you're you've done your bit to perpetuate the human race.


* {{Cliffhanger}}: At the end of the final episode, "The Last Change", a mistake by Mission Control has caused Britannia Seven to go shooting out of Earth's orbit. However will the intrepid passengers get back to Earth now? We'll never know; they never got a second series.

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* {{Cliffhanger}}: At the end of the final episode, "The Last Change", Chance", a mistake by Mission Control has caused Britannia Seven to go shooting out of Earth's orbit. However will the intrepid passengers get back to Earth now? We'll never know; they never got a second series.


* IsThisThingStillOn: The characters reassure themselves that the people back home undoubtedly have a plan to get them back down, only to connect to MissionControl as he's saying "I've no idea how we're going to get them back down!" They're then [[YourTelevisionHatesYou switched to a talk show]] where an expert is saying that they'll be stranded in space forever before he's quickly hushed by everyone else.

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* IsThisThingStillOn: The characters reassure themselves that the people back home undoubtedly have a plan to get them back down, only to connect to MissionControl as he's saying "I've no idea how we're going to get them back down!" They're then [[YourTelevisionHatesYou switched to a talk show]] the studio]] for Cunliffe's employers, ''Far and Wide'', where an expert the presenter is saying telling their families that they'll be they're stranded in space forever before he's quickly hushed forever, but that they should pretend everything is all right.
* LastNameBasis: As is often the case in sitcoms co-written
by everyone else. David Croft, most of the characters only refer to each other by their last names, sometimes without "Mr." in the case of the male characters. We never learn Fanshaw or Garstang's first names (though Garstang's first initial is revealed to be E in "The Last Chance"), and Carstairs' first name (Damon) is only mentioned in a brief conversation with his wife in the episode "In Orbit".
* {{Malaproper}}: It wouldn't be a David Croft sitcom without a character who confuses similar-sounding long words. In the first episode, Mrs. Noah, not realising the station really is about to launch by mistake, thanks the crew for "stimulating" an emergency for her benefit.



* ObstructiveBureaucrat:
-->''"In reply the Prime Minister said he had already set up a Royal Commission to look into the whole matter, and this was the strongest measure any government could take, short of doing anything about it."''

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat:
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ObstructiveBureaucrat: It seems the government of 2050 - which is neither Conservative nor Labour, as those two parties have formed an opposition coalition - is just as uninterested in taking real action as the governments of the 1970s.
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reply the Prime Minister said he had already set up a Royal Commission to look into the whole matter, and this was the strongest measure any government could take, short of doing anything about it."''"



* YourTelevisionHatesYou: The protagonists trapped on the SpaceStation reassure themselves that the people back home undoubtedly have a plan to get them back down, only to connect to Mission Control as he's saying "I've no idea how we're going to get them back down!" They're then switched to a talk show where an expert is saying that they'll be stranded in space forever before he's quickly hushed by everyone else.

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* YourCheatingHeart: It seems Mrs. Noah's husband is wasting no time using her absence to get to know his widowed neighbour, the much younger Ivy Bassett, a little better. Mrs. Noah rubbishes Cunliffe's speculation that they might be committing adultery while she's away, citing the age difference as evidence ''against'' it rather than evidence ''for'' it. Meanwhile, Fanshaw's wife has decided to go on their planned holiday to Ibiza - and has taken his brother along so as not to waste the other ticket. "He said he knew you'd understand," Fanshaw is told.
* YourTelevisionHatesYou: The protagonists trapped on the SpaceStation reassure themselves that the people back home undoubtedly have a plan to get them back down, only to connect to Mission Control as he's saying "I've no idea how we're going to get them back down!" They're then switched to a talk show ''Far and Wide'', where an expert the presenter is saying telling their family members that they'll be stranded in space forever before he's quickly hushed by everyone else.
a technician.


In 2050, British housewife 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 to Earth. The news bulletins on Earth revealed countries like the United States and Germany had to turn to Britain, the most successful nation on Earth, for help. After a failed effort to nudge the craft into the Earth's atmosphere, the series concluded with Mrs. Noah, and crew, careering off uncontrollably to the depths of space.

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In 2050, British housewife Gertrude Noah (Sugden) 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. it; said small crew consists of two mathematicians, Carstairs (Donald Hewlett) and Fanshaw (Michael Knowles), and low-level maintenance man Garstang (Joe Black), with roving reporter Clive Cunliffe (Ian Lavender) dragged along for the ride after having been accompanying Mrs Noah on her tour for news programme ''Far and Wide'' (the 2050 equivalent of ''Nationwide'').

The series then centres on efforts to bring Mrs Noah back to Earth. The news bulletins on Earth revealed countries like the United States and Germany had to turn to Britain, the most successful nation on Earth, for help. After a failed effort to nudge the craft into the Earth's atmosphere, the series concluded with Mrs. Noah, and crew, careering off uncontrollably to the depths of space.
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* {{Cliffhanger}}: At the end of the final episode, "The Last Change", a mistake by Mission Control has caused Britannia Seven to go shooting out of Earth's orbit. However will the intrepid passengers get back to Earth now? We'll never know; they never got a second series.



* DistractedByTheSexy: At the end of "The Last Chance", Sir Garfield Hawk has only to press a button to fire a beam that will nudge Britannia Seven into Earth's atmosphere so that the five passengers can jump out without dying of asphyxiation. Unfortunately, at the critical moment, he is too busy gazing amorously at his fellow bridge bunny, Scarth Dare, and when he realises the countdown to firing has already finished, he frantically presses the first button he can - which fires a beam that pushes Britannia Seven ''away'' from the Earth.



* FunWithAcronyms: The Britannia Seven is launched from the Pontefract International Space Centre, or PISC, which sounds a bit rude and is therefore used as a joke.



* MissionControl: Many of the scenes on Earth centred around mission control attempting to find a way to retrieve Britannia Seven.

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* MissionControl: Many of the scenes on Earth centred around mission control (or "mish con" as Carstairs and Fanshaw call them) attempting to find a way to retrieve Britannia Seven.


* TwoBeingsOneBody: A TeleporterAccident winds creating a fused cat-parrot hybrid.

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* TwoBeingsOneBody: A TeleporterAccident winds up creating a fused cat-parrot hybrid.

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* TwoBeingsOneBody: A TeleporterAccident winds creating a fused cat-parrot hybrid.


* YourTelevisionHatesYou: The protagonists trapped on the Space Station reassure themselves that the people back home undoubtedly have a plan to get them back down, only to connect to Mission Control as he's saying "I've no idea how we're going to get them back down!" They're then switched to a talk show where an expert is saying that they'll be stranded in space forever before he's quickly hushed by everyone else.

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* YourTelevisionHatesYou: The protagonists trapped on the Space Station SpaceStation reassure themselves that the people back home undoubtedly have a plan to get them back down, only to connect to Mission Control as he's saying "I've no idea how we're going to get them back down!" They're then switched to a talk show where an expert is saying that they'll be stranded in space forever before he's quickly hushed by everyone else.



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* YourTelevisionHatesYou: The protagonists trapped on the Space Station reassure themselves that the people back home undoubtedly have a plan to get them back down, only to connect to Mission Control as he's saying "I've no idea how we're going to get them back down!" They're then switched to a talk show where an expert is saying that they'll be stranded in space forever before he's quickly hushed by everyone else.


* TeleporterAccident: The characters decide to try an experimental teleporter to escape the space station they're trapped on. Fortunately they test it first by sending down a robot, Mrs. Noah, whilst simultaneously sending up a parrot and a cat, resulting in the inevitable [[TwoBeingsOneBody parrot-cat creature]] (maybe the cat tried to eat the bird mid-transport?) It's not clear what happens to the robot.

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* TeleporterAccident: The characters decide to try an experimental teleporter to escape the space station they're trapped on. Fortunately they test it first by sending down a robot, robot Mrs. Noah, whilst simultaneously sending up a parrot and a cat, resulting in the inevitable [[TwoBeingsOneBody parrot-cat creature]] (maybe the cat tried to eat the bird mid-transport?) It's not clear what happens to the robot.


* IsThisThingStillOn: The characters reassure themselves that the people back home undoubtedly have a plan to get them back down, only to connect to MissionControl as he's saying "I've no idea how we're going to get them back down!" They're then switched to a talk show where an expert is saying that they'll be stranded in space forever before he's quickly hushed by everyone else.

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* IsThisThingStillOn: The characters reassure themselves that the people back home undoubtedly have a plan to get them back down, only to connect to MissionControl as he's saying "I've no idea how we're going to get them back down!" They're then [[YourTelevisionHatesYou switched to a talk show show]] where an expert is saying that they'll be stranded in space forever before he's quickly hushed by everyone else.


* ColdEquation: A rescue ship manages to make it up to the space station, but due to damage sustained it has to leave someone behind. The decision is made on everyone's 'worth' to society, so it's obvious the ButtMonkey (who's only job is to change the lightbulbs) is going to be left behind. Then it turns out the damage is worse than they thought, so [[StatusQuoIsGod only the pilot and co-pilot can return]].

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* ColdEquation: A rescue ship manages to make it up to the space station, but due to damage sustained it has to leave someone behind. The decision is made on everyone's 'worth' to society, so it's obvious the ButtMonkey (who's (whose only job is to change the lightbulbs) is going to be left behind. Then it turns out the damage is worse than they thought, so [[StatusQuoIsGod only the pilot and co-pilot can return]].

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