TV That’s Your Funeral (BBC-1 1971, Bill Fraser, Raymond Huntley) Published 2 years ago on April 11, 2017 Sitcom That’s Your Funeral detailed the misadventures of a pair of undertakers, Basil Bulstrode and Emmanuel Holroyd. The series began life as a Comedy Playhouse edition called Last Tribute. This aired on 25 March 1970 with the series following from 22 January the following year. Like many popular sitcoms of the early seventies there was a big screen outing based on the series released in 1972. production details UK / BBC One / 7×30 minute episodes / 1971 22 January – 26 February Writer: Peter Lewis / Producer: Douglas Argent cast BILL FRASER as Basil Bulstrode RAYMOND HUNTLEY as Emmanuel Holroyd DAVID BATTLEY as Percy DAVID KING as Charlie THE EPISODES COMEDY PLAYHOUSE PILOT – 25 March 1970 1. Last Tribute Percy discovers Basil Bulstrode’s one great passion in life – a collection of curious literature which he keeps in a magnificent old style coffin. SEASON ONE 22 January – 26 February 1971 (2) 1. WINNING THE ASHES When Percy the apprentice at Holroyds ignores the rule and sells the coffin not the funeral he places the firm in a grave situation. (3) 2. ALAS POOR ERIC A telephone call from Lady Bestys-Good-Enough about her sad loss sends Holroyd and his staff rushing to her manor. When they arrive they find that a test of skill lies before them but not quite the kind they expected. (4) 3. THE LAST TO GO Bulstrode, against his better judgement, becomes involved in the funeral of old Zephaniah Hodge, when he learns that Mr Hodge was wealthy his baser instincts come to the fore – even to the extent of having a band play the Last Post over the Grave. (5) 4. WHAT’S IN A NAME Even undertakers can fall in love and Percy is no exception but he has chosen to fall for Rose the daughter of a rival undertaker leaving Holroyd outraged. (6) 5. UNHOLY DEADLOCK Things get out of hand when Bulstrode, thanks to business being slack, goes into the wedding business, Holroyd unexpectedly returns from Holiday to hold a memorial service for one of his holiday party while Bulstrode has a wedding service being conducted in the Chapel of Rest. (7) 6. A TOUCH OF VIOLET Basil takes more than just a cursory interest in attractive Mrs Darling, recently widowed. His daydreams encompass a high class clientele and a luxurious funeral establishment, funded by Mrs Darling – who appears to take as much interest in funerals as he does. BBCBill FraserDavid BattleyDavid KingDouglas ArgentRaymond HuntleySitcomsTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV13 hours ago Cutting It (BBC-1 2002-2005, Amanda Holden, Sarah Parish) Comedy drama series. Allie runs a successful hairdressing salon but her problems begin when a rival salon opens across the... TV13 hours ago Culloden (BBC-1 1964, George McBean, Olivier Espitalier-Noel) Highly innovative documentary drama telling the story of the last battle to be fought on British soil in 1746 at... TV13 hours ago C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia (BBC-2 2006, Anton Rodgers, Diane Venora) Biographical drama. The story of author CS Lewis’s life from childhood to old age as his views on religion alter... TV13 hours ago Crow Road, The (BBC-2 1996, Joe McFadden, Peter Capaldi) Drama serial. Prentice McHoan returns to his Scottish home and gets caught up in the dark secrets that everyone around... TV13 hours ago New Tricks (BBC 2003-2015 with James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman) Crime drama series New Tricks took the Cold Case took it’s natural extreme by bringing out of retirement a group... search EPISODES Episodes22 hours ago She’s Gotta Have It Season 2 Premieres Fri 24 May on Netflix A seriously sexy comedy and rousing celebration of female empowerment, She’s Gotta Have It Season 2 offers a timely and... Episodes22 hours ago Vida Season 2 Premieres Fri 24 May on Starz Episode 7: The bar prepares to host a fundraiser for Eddy’s hospital expenses while Emma and Lyn learn the truth... Episodes22 hours ago WHAT / IF Series Premiere Fri 24 May 2019 on Netflix Neo-noir social thriller WHAT/IF explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. The first... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.