Charles Cowling
  Celebrant Alison Jane Kirkham here wants this played at hers.
Charles Cowling
From Broadcast here:    Labour MPs have tabled an early day motion following True North’s Dispatches: Undercover Undertaker on Co-operative Funeralcare that aired earlier this week on Channel 4. The motion stated MPs were “shocked and disgusted” by the Channel 4 doc which showed the funeral care provider stored coffins
Charles Cowling
I expect there will be a number of stories like this. This one’s from this is Gloucestershire and is about Glad Stockdale’s experience of a Midcounties Co-op funeral, which all came back to her when she watched Undercover Undertaker, of which this is Gloucestershire writes: The programme showed bodies piled
Charles Cowling
  The funeral industry commissions very few surveys. When it does, they are about what bereaved people are doing, not what bereaved people want. These surveys are almost always self-serving and, if spun well, appeal to lazy journalists. Result: free advertising. This is something the GFG has taken up with
Charles Cowling
    Dear Mr Tinning I am writing in the aftermath of Undercover Undertaker to proffer an olive branch. The Good Funeral Guide has attempted to talk to Funeralcare in the past and met with no reply. In the best interests of the bereaved, the cause we both have in
Charles Cowling
Channel 4’s Dispatches film Undercover Undertaker (Monday 25 June) has shocked viewers with its undercover revelations at Co-operative Funeralcare, the obvious and most deserving target of such treatment*.  The production line nature of the ‘hub’ depicted in the programme is the corollary of consolidation and rationalisation in the funeral industry.
Charles Cowling
We’ve got to be careful because we don’t want to be sued and the email we have just received says that “If you are not the intended recipient, any form of reproduction, dissemination, copying, disclosure, modification, distribution and/or publication or any action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance
Charles Cowling
  And so it goes on. A thermo-nuclear half hour?
Charles Cowling
Charles Cowling
    Posted by Vale   In Neil Gaiman’s great children’s book ‘The Graveyard Book,’ Bod, a little boy growing up amongst the dead, dances the ‘Macabray’. It is Gaiman’s own version of the Danse Macabre where, in this instance, the dead and the living dance together. In the audiobook