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Whoops Apocalypse 

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A light-hearted look at the final week before doomsday. American President Johnny Cyclops is trying to run a re-election campaign while dealing with the Russians, a deposed Shah needing to ... See full summary »
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1982  
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Series cast summary:
Barry Morse ...  President Johnny Cyclops 6 episodes, 1982
John Barron ...  The Deacon 6 episodes, 1982
Ed Bishop ...  Jay Garrick / ... 6 episodes, 1982
Bruce Montague ...  Shah Mashiq Rassim / ... 6 episodes, 1982
Alexei Sayle ...  Commisar Solzhenitsyn 4 episodes, 1982
Geoffrey Palmer ...  Foreign Secretary 4 episodes, 1982
Richard Davies Richard Davies ...  Chancellor of the Exchecquer / ... 4 episodes, 1982
Peter Jones ...  Kevin Pork 4 episodes, 1982
Richard Griffiths ...  Premier Dubienkin 4 episodes, 1982
David Kelly ...  Abdab / ... 4 episodes, 1982
John Cleese ...  Lacrobat 3 episodes, 1982
John Barrard ...  Jonathon Hopper 2 episodes, 1982
George Claydon ...  Admiral Blinsky / ... 2 episodes, 1982
Frank Duncan Frank Duncan ...  Dripfeed, Politburo Member / ... 2 episodes, 1982
Nellie Hanham Nellie Hanham ...  Martha Hopper 2 episodes, 1982
Lou Hirsch Lou Hirsch ...  Jed Grodd 2 episodes, 1982
Glen Murphy Glen Murphy ...  Antonio / ... 2 episodes, 1982
Roger Phillips Roger Phillips ...  Lieutenant Botko 2 episodes, 1982
Olivier Pierre Olivier Pierre ...  Dr. Weinigger 2 episodes, 1982
John Sterland ...  Chaplain 2 episodes, 1982
Gabor Vernon ...  Politburo Member / ... 2 episodes, 1982
Sarah Whitlock Sarah Whitlock ...  Dubienkin's Secretary 2 episodes, 1982
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A light-hearted look at the final week before doomsday. American President Johnny Cyclops is trying to run a re-election campaign while dealing with the Russians, a deposed Shah needing to be hidden, and a new weapon called a 'quark' bomb. Meanwhile, Lacrobat, the infamous terrorist, has stolen one of the quark bombs and is trying to get it into the Middle East. Stopping Lacrobat, getting the Shah to safety, placating the Russians and winning the election will require a brilliantly planned and perfectly executed strategy on the part of President Cyclops... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Wear your mushroom with pride.

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Quotes

President Johnny Cyclops: I don't like the sounds of this.
The Deacon: Sir, if the Lord had meant us to like everything we heard, he wouldn't have given us commercial radio.
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Crazy Credits

Alexei Sayle - Commisar Solzhenitsyn (no relation) See more »

Alternate Versions

The six episodes were edited together into one long (138 minute) chunk by Weekend Video in the early 1980s, effectively turning the series into a feature film with a studio audience. Although very hard to find, it was reissued by Channel 5 video in 1987. See more »

Connections

Remade as Whoops Apocalypse (1986) See more »

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British TV comedy about the end of the world and circumsized missiles.
6 June 1999 | by FibblySee all my reviews

No doubt much of this has aged badly since the Cold War seems well over, but Cleese's performance alone makes it worth finding. Also worth catching is the relationship between the Shah of Iran and his manservant Ahdab - a more endearing piece of subservience would be hard to imagine. Finally my favourite line is recited by one of the Soviet premiers; "Neutral countries have two options - medium or well done"! Important advice for someone living in Sweden.


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Release Date:

14 March 1982 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bum! Koniec swiata See more »

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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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