Grandad’s funeral

Charles Cowling

4 thoughts on “Grandad’s funeral

  1. Charles Cowling

    Beautiful. And do you know the really odd thing? I couldn’t picture Grandad’s face until I saw the hat, and his entire appearance and way of speaking came back immediately.

    Something we should bear in mind – the power of those personal symbols to those who have known the deceased.

    Charles Cowling
  2. Charles Cowling
    gloria mundi

    I don’t feel it takes anything away, because it seems right in character and situation. The whole damn thing is pitch-perfect. A reminder,amongst all the praise for American and now Danish TV, that we can make superlative scenes when we concentrate.I bet even those who don’t like the series, or David Jason, would have to admit that the scene with Trig and Del is flawless.

    Charles Cowling
  3. Charles Cowling

    Well, what an interesting point you make, James. Comic relief, perhaps? I don’t know that it works – but the rest is so very good that it takes nothing away. Or does it?

    Charles Cowling
  4. Charles Cowling
    james showers

    I love this. Unutterably sad. Beautifully observed. So restrained.
    Barely funny, but the beeb producer put in a big laugh for the ‘I love a good funeral’ …………. to spare us?

    Charles Cowling

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