The Good Funeral Awards is an hour-long documentary, one of a series covering a variety of heartwarming events designed to lull viewers into a good feeling that all’s well in a world that has such people in it.
Well, that’s what we were led to suppose, and a number of bereaved people let us into their funerals on that understanding.
If true to its declared intention, the programme will illuminate not only the work but also the hearts of those who work with bereaved people — there should be plenty of backstory on some of Funeralworld’s nicest inhabitants. I told the director firmly and sternly that if anyone is to come out of this looking a chump (someone has to; it’s part of the formula), it’s me. Fair game, fair do’s, I can take it. (The director looked relieved.)
Of course, we haven’t a clue what to expect. We haven’t seen it, we weren’t paid anything — all we can do is cross our fingers and hope we haven’t been stitched up like trusting little kippers. Our objective was to sing the praises of the unsung heroes of the funeral industry. Selective editing could transform us into a terrorist cell.
True to the GFG’s open-abuse policy, we offer you, as ever, the opportunity to let off steam in an unbridled, uncensored and unmoderated way below. We only ever bar comments which are potentially libellous.
Details of viewing times on other Sky channels here.