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That's Your Funeral

That's Your Funeral was a BBC sitcom from 1971 about a North of England funeral director called Basil Bulstrode (Bill Fraser). Storylines used many urban legends about the funeral industry. It was cancelled after one series.

That's Your Funeral
Created byPeter Lewis
StarringBill Fraser
Raymond Huntley
David Battley
Country of originUK
No. of episodes6 x 30 mins, 1 x 30 min pilot.
Production
Producer(s)BBC
Running time30 minutes per episode
Release
Original networkBBC One
Original release(pilot) 25 March 1970 –
26 February 1971

A very similar theme was used far more successfully in the ITV sitcom In Loving Memory.

FilmEdit

 
UK theatrical poster - cinema version

In 1972, the sitcom was adapted into a film version by Hammer Films.[1] The plot concerns a rival undertaker's firm being used as a front for drug smuggling. Directed by John Robins, as well as the usual cast it featured numerous well known actors such as Roy Kinnear, Dennis Price, Sue Lloyd, Richard Wattis, John Ronane and Frank Thornton.[2] However, the film performed poorly at the box office.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "That's Your Funeral | BFI | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Thats Your Funeral 1972 | Britmovie | Home of British Films". Britmovie. Retrieved 16 March 2014.

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