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Not With A Bang

1 9 9 0 (UK)
7 x 30 minute episodes

This short-lived LWT sitcom was set after an apocalypse that destroyed Earth’s population save for four surviving stragglers holed up together in a country cottage.

Brian Appleyard (Ronald Pickup) is a normal bloke; Colin Garrity (Stephen Rea) is a nerk who is only interested in rugby-league (which no longer exists, of course); and the other two survivors are a married couple – Graham (Mike Grady) and Janet (Josie Lawrence) Wilkins.

As the last woman on Earth, Janet considers it her duty to start having babies to repopulate the planet – but her husband sees no reason to begin a family, given that the world is all but destroyed.

Despite a strong start, the show fizzled out pretty quickly.

Brian Appleyard
Ronald Pickup
Colin Garrity
Stephen Rea
Graham Wilkins
Mike Grady
Janet Wilkins
Josie Lawrence