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The revolution will be televised

Saturday, 25 August 2012


A premier-league TV production company (we’re not allowed to say the name) is presently shooting a documentary about the GFG Awards, complete with behind-the-scenes peeks at some of the nominees at work in their own workplace. They want lots of human interest. Some nominees have already been contacted; the rest are advised to stand by. 

This is great news for The Cause. Brian Jenner (organiser of the Joy of Death Convention) and I have done our due diligence and we are convinced that the motives of the team behind this are the sound and sincere. The half-hour documentary, dedicated exclusively to the GFG Awards, will be one of a series of documentaries about heartwarming competitive events. 

The finished piece of work will reflect the deep seriousness, emotional intelligence and sense of humour which characterise the best people who work in the funeral ‘industry’. It will repair some of the reputational damage wrought by exposés of malpractice which have beset us this year. It will show funeral shoppers that there are people in this business of death whose excellence and beauty of heart they had never dreamed of. 

If you can join us, please buy your ticket at: 

We are more grateful than we can say to Sunset Coffins for donating the funeral Oscars, pictured above. 

10 comments on “The revolution will be televised

  1. Saturday 1st September 2012 at 11:07 am

    We are so looking forward to next Friday will be a fantastic evening and Ann is looking so forward to meeting you Charles. We are looking forward to seeing many friends at this fantastic event.. We wish all the true professionals in the funeral world the very best of luck.

    lots of love to everyone
    Mark.E & Ann.L
    Mark Elliott Funeral Services Northamptonshire

    • Saturday 1st September 2012 at 9:40 pm

      Hello Mark,

      Looking forward to seeing you there, too. The very best of luck in your category: you are the BEST!

  2. Friday 31st August 2012 at 2:45 pm

    We are hoping to come to the awards but can’t confirm yet as we are having to find a carer to look after Tony’s dad (who lives with us).

    Either way, good luck to all of you who have been nominated – may the best man win (or in these politically correct times, should that be ‘best person’?!)

    Maggie & Tony xx

    • Belinda Forbes

      Saturday 1st September 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Or even better – the best people. There are 14 awards. Should be a fascinating evening – I’m only sorry I can’t stay for the whole weekend.

  3. Mr XX

    Wednesday 29th August 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I hear Barry Albin has been nominated – Hat waver and cane twirler of the year?

  4. Richard

    Sunday 26th August 2012 at 9:21 am

    Tremendous news. The very best of luck with the awards and the dpcumentary, and good luck to the awards nominees.

  5. Sunday 26th August 2012 at 8:41 am

    Brilliant. A great consolation for those of us who would be there but can’t be.

  6. Saturday 25th August 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Sounds very interesting… I wonder who’s in it??

    • Saturday 25th August 2012 at 11:54 pm

      Can’t possibly say at this stage, George. Mum’s the word.

  7. Phoebe Hoare

    Saturday 25th August 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Fantastic, I look forward to watching it as can’t make it to the event!

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