The World As We Know It

Comedy about four housemates who seem to be the last people left on Earth

Episodes

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01The End1999051120170313 (BBC7)
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Housemates Donna, Johnny, Patrick and Abigail discover they are the last people on earth.

Donna, Johnny, Patrick and Abigail woke up on Saturday morning to find they were the last four people left on earth.

Two days later and the implications of what has happened are beginning to sink in, as they start the first week of the rest of their lives...

Sitcom by Luke Sorba.

Johnny.... Toby Longworth
Donna.... Meera Syal
Patrick.... Luke Sorba
Abigail.... Carla Mendonca
The Stranger.... Simon Greenall

Producer: Elizabeth Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1999.

Housemates Donna, Johnny, Patrick and Abigail discover they are the last people on Earth.

02The Election1999051820170320 (BBC7)
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The last five people left on Earth try to elect a head of the household.

Donna, Johnny, Patrick and Abigail have discovered they’re the last four people left on earth, with the exception of the mysterious Stranger found in their cellar.

Unable to decide who should do what around the house, they hold an election to decide the head of the household.

Sitcom by Luke Sorba.

Johnny.... Toby Longworth
Donna.... Meera Syal
Patrick.... Luke Sorba
Abigail.... Carla Mendonca
The Stranger.... Simon Greenall

Producer: Elizabeth Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1999.

03Babytalk1999052520170327 (BBC7)
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The last four people on Earth ponder continuing the human race.

Donna, Johnny, Patrick and Abigail are the last four people left on Earth along with the mysterious stranger in their cellar.

Thoughts turn to the problem of furthering the species. Patrick sets up a test with a baby doll, to decide who would make the best parent.

Sitcom by Luke Sorba.

Donna.... Meera Syal
Johnny.... Toby Longworth
Patrick.... Luke Sorba
Abigail.... Carla Mendonca
The Stranger.... Simon Greenall

Producer: Elizabeth Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1999.

04Around The World In 80 Hours1999060120170403 (BBC7)
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The world has ended but Donna, Johnny, Patrick and Abigail still take a bank holiday trip.

It's Bank Holiday weekend and Donna, Johnny, Patrick and Abigail see no reason to end their usual habits just because the world has ended.

So they do what they usually do and go away on holiday. But with the choice of anywhere in the world, where will they go?

Sitcom by Luke Sorba.

Donna.... Meera Syal
Johnny.... Toby Longworth
Patrick.... Luke Sorba
Abigail.... Carla Mendonca
The Stranger.... Simon Greenall

Producer: Elizabeth Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1999.

05The Murderer Is In This Very Room1999060820170410 (BBC7)
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Things have become a little boring recently in the household.

So, Johnny holds a video festival to try and entertain everyone and The Stranger suggests a game of murder mystery...

Sitcom by Luke Sorba.

Donna.... Meera Syal
Johnny.... Toby Longworth
Patrick.... Luke Sorba
Abigail.... Carla Mendonca
The Stranger.... Simon Greenall

Producer: Elizabeth Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1999.

The last people on Earth play a murder mystery game, organised by The Stranger.

06 LASTDonna's Leaving Do1999061520170417 (BBC7)
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Will the housemates finally discover what caused the end of the world?

The Stranger revealed that the doomsday device was activated by someone inside the house.

Donna thinks it may be time to start afresh somewhere else. But would she really go and will they discover what really caused the end of the world?

Sitcom by Luke Sorba.

Donna.... Meera Syal
Johnny.... Toby Longworth
Patrick.... Luke Sorba
Abigail.... Carla Mendonca
The Stranger.... Simon Greenall

Producer: Elizabeth Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1999.