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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 Billy Henshaw 37 episodes, 1969-1986
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 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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(pilot episode)| (seasons 1-5)

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According to a headstone seen in the final edition, the series ends in 1931. See more »

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According to the shop front, Jeremiah Unsworth's 55 Ackers Street funeral parlour premises were variously established in 1879 or 1881, at different times in the show's run. See more »

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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
[Series theme tune]
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In Loving Memory
30 December 2006 | by 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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