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Richard Wilson: Two Feet in the Grave

At 72, actor Richard Wilson wonders why, when it's life's one certainty, people have such difficulty discussing death.

He uncovers how death is dealt with in the 21st century - how people face it, what happens when we die, and the different ways people cope with death and grief. New rituals like roadside memorials and ghostbikes are regular sights on the roads, but old traditions still dominate.

Richard meets members of the army of people whose jobs bring them into daily contact with the dead. He follows the elaborate processes dead bodies must go through as they are passed from pathologist to embalmer, funeral director to crematorium, and finds out why individuals should make choices about death while they can.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 5 Dec 2009 02:45


Role Contributor
PresenterRichard Wilson
DirectorDaniel Child
ProducerDaniel Child