Photos from the recording
Off the Isle of Wight, and in East Hampshire
Presenter Tom Heap watches the land slip away
Just south of the Needles of the Isle of Wight
Tom Heap, with Marine Funeral Director John Lister, and Roberta Allen
At anchor in the Solent, pondering the endless deep
John, Roberta and Tom
Discussing the ins and out (or, ups and downs) or Burial at Sea
Roberta and Tom watch the lighthouses of Keyhaven meander past
On their way out towards the 'Point of Commital'
Tom arrives back on dry land
After his trip aboard the Wild Rose
A final resting place? The forested slopes of the Sustainability Centre
On the Downs of East Hampshire.
Al Blake explains the complex mapping system of his Green Burial Site
The graves may go unmarked, but they're certainly not forgotten
Pete, one of the Gravediggers at the Centre
They dig to 4.5 feet, rather than the typical '6 feet under'
A grave awaiting tomorrow's funeral. Often the relatives choose to dig the graves themselves.
Al thinks it's an important ritual, and therapeutic.
Tom looking at a recent grave at the Sustainability Centre, marked with fresh flowers.
Once these biodegradable grave markers are gone, there will be nothing to mark the spot.