The Strange Case Of The End Of Civilisation As We Know It. Image shows from L to R: A. Sherlock-Holmes (John Cleese), Dr. W. Watson (Arthur Lowe). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

The Strange Case Of The End Of Civilisation As We Know It

ITV comedy update of Sherlock Holmes. 1 episode in 1977. Stars John Cleese, Arthur Lowe and Connie Booth.

The Strange Case Of The End Of Civilisation As We Know It. Image shows from L to R: Dr. W. Watson (Arthur Lowe), A. Sherlock-Holmes (John Cleese). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

The Strange Case Of The End Of Civilisation As We Know It

In 1975 civilisation came to an end and no-one noticed except the President of the US, the police of five continents and the grandsons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
1977
Channel
ITV
Episodes
1
Creator
Jack Hobbs
Starring
John Cleese, Arthur Lowe and Connie Booth
Writers
John Cleese, Jack Hobbs and Joe McGrath
Director
Joe McGrath
Producer
Humphrey Barclay

At last it can be told - the spine-chilling story of how civilisation came to an end in 1975, and no-one noticed... except the President of the USA, the police of five continents, and the grandsons of that most amazing of couples, Sherlock Holms and Dr. Watson.

See the Chief Commissioner suffer a death worse than fate! See the Master of Disguise! (If you can spot which he is.) See the great detective solve the Times Crossword! See if you can guess the identity of Moriarty, the arch-villain who has given the world five days to live!

In fact, it's elementary, my dear viewer...

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 18th September 1977 on ITV at 8:45pm
Episode length
1 hour

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