We are introduced to a range of characters across the globe who are leading their lives in their own unconnected way, right up to the point when the American President announces to the world that an extinction level event is due in 34 days time when an asteroid, 8 miles wide, will impact the earth. For some reason, all of these characters will come together in a bunker deep underground in a town in the UK called Slough to watch the end of the world on TV.
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The listing of the end credits differs between the original UK release and the subsequent US airing. Originally, the entire episode cast is listed in alphabetical order in the closing credits. In the subsequent US airing, the eight principal actors (Fischer, Baynton, Fry, Scodellaro, Owen, Quirke, Mullally, Lowe) are only listed in the opening credits. See more
No real nuns wear a rosary around their necks. A rosary is a practical bit of kit like a watch, you cannot use it if it around the neck. This error is characteristic of B-movie nuns of the 1970s which has leaked into the popular consciousness. See more
Let me ask you, do you find the phrase "Christ on a bike" offensive? Because I just used it in a meeting, and you would have thought that I'd performed an abortion on the table or something.
Well, I suppose the image of Christ riding a bicycle could seem a little bit disrepectful.
Really? Because I think he'd be very likely to ride a bike. He seems like that kind of a guy to me. I mean, what else would he show up in, a stretch Hummer?
References The Wizard of Oz
I Can See Clearly Now
Written and performed by Johnny Nash See more