Charles Cowling
Clement Freud arrives for his funeral   “Dispatches lifts the lid on the funeral industry. Using undercover filming, Jackie Long investigates what really happens to our loved ones when they die.” Monday June 25 at 8.00pm. Channel 4.  In certain districts of Funeralworld, fear stalks the streets. Cancel all other
Charles Cowling
  Enough of all this Latin; let’s have gospel served piping hot. Great for the end of a funeral. 
Charles Cowling
        From yesterday’s Guardian newspaper:  Everyone in Israel is talking about the British-American BBC comedy Episodes. Not that it is airing there, but the show has recently become famous for its disastrous use of freebie online translation. In episode three, Merc Lapidus, one of the lead characters, attends the funeral
Charles Cowling
      We get a steady trickle of phone calls here at the GFG from people who think they’ve got a brilliant product or service to offer the bereaved. Some have, some haven’t. All have already approached funeral directors in the expectation of whoops, backslapping and high fives. All,
Charles Cowling
    Extracted from the Otago Daily Times. New Zealand:   A man who disrupted a Balclutha funeral, yelling vulgarities and causing distress and upset, has been remanded in custody. Stephen John Hurring (59), of Balclutha, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour likely to cause violence at the Balclutha Memorial Hall.