That's Your Funeral

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That's Your Funeral
Created by Peter Lewis
Starring Bill Fraser
Raymond Huntley
David Battley and David King
Country of origin UK
No. of episodes 6 x 30 mins, 1 x 30 min pilot.
Producer(s) BBC
Running time 30 minutes per episode
Original network BBC One
Original release (pilot) 25 March 1970 – 26 February 1971

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 axed after one series.

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


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 and Frank Thornton.[2] However, the film performed poorly at the box office.

See also


  1. "That's Your Funeral | BFI | BFI". Retrieved 2014-03-16.
  2. "Thats Your Funeral 1972 | Britmovie | Home of British Films". Britmovie. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
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