1920s set sitcom following the misadventures of the accident-prone Billy Henshaw and his auntie Ivy as they try to run the family firm of undertakers.
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Christopher Beeny ...
 Billy Henshaw (37 episodes, 1969-1986)
Thora Hird ...
 Ivy Unsworth (36 episodes, 1979-1986)
Colin Farrell ...
 Ernie Hadfield (24 episodes, 1979-1986)
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1920s set sitcom following the misadventures of the accident-prone Billy Henshaw and his auntie Ivy as they try to run the family firm of undertakers.

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4 November 1969 (UK)  »

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Bei uns liegen sie richtig  »

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Featured in 40 Years of Laughter: The Sitcoms (1995) See more »

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Comedy Close Up No.2
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Composed by Herbert Chappell
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In Loving Memory
30 December 2006 | by (Casa Nostra) – See all my reviews

This is a classic British comedy. It's about an undertakers business run by Auntie Ivy ( Thora Hird ) and her nephew, Billy Unsworth ( Christopher Beeny).

The pilot episode featured Freddie Jones as Jeremiah Unsworth ( Ivy's husband). He died in that episode and Ivy took over when the series proper began. The early series were excellent but the later ones became weaker particularly after Billy got married. The location filming practically disappeared at this point and was studio bound, which caused the series to lose a lot of its appeal and charm.

It was filmed in the village of Luddenden near Halifax in West Yorkshire.


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