That's Your Funeral
|That's Your Funeral|
|Created by||Peter Lewis|
David Battley and David King
|Country of origin||UK|
|No. of episodes||6 x 30 mins, 1 x 30 min pilot.|
|Running time||30 minutes per episode|
|Original channel||BBC One|
|Original run||(pilot) 25 March 1970 – 26 February 1971|
That's Your Funeral was a BBC sitcom from 1971. The show was about a North of England funeral director called Basil Bulstrode (Bill Fraser). It used numerous urban legends about the funeral industry in its storylines. The show only lasted for one series before being axed.
A very similar theme was used far more successfully in the ITV sitcom In Loving Memory.
In 1972, the sitcom was adapted into a film version. The plot centres around 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 Frank Thornton, Dennis Price and Roy Kinnear. However, the film performed poorly at the box office.