A crematory worker points out to DCI Lewis that a computer analysis of the weight of ashes proves that two people, not one, were cremated in the same coffin.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Caroline Quentin ...
Ian Kelsey ...
Paul Loughran ...
Nicholas Murchie ...
Frank Evans
Roger Boersma
Jennifer Hennessy ...
Mary Hunt
Geff Francis ...
Alec Arrowsmith
Gary Cargill ...
Kenny McAllister
Tim Barlow ...
Victoria Plum ...
Miss Stubbins
Charlotte Moran (as Amber Rose Sealey)
Darren Roberts ...
Dave Moran
Victoria Worsley ...
Jayne Wheeler


After a young wife hangs herself, an altercation ensues between two employees in the mortuary cremating her body. One is her presumptive lover and the other her grieving husband. Someone evidently has been murdered because computer records at the crematorium show the weight of two bodies in the ashes., but as both men are missing, DCI Lewis is at a loss as to which is the murderer and which is the victim. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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13 September 2004 (UK)  »

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Don't believe undertakers
13 June 2008 | by (Olliergues, France) – See all my reviews

Another social situation, a crematorium mind you. Fascinating though horribly morbid, especially when you find out that there seems to be a few more bodies that got burnt than the official count. We know how the missing people, or bodies ended in flames. The point is to find who did it. Nearly easy to suspect it. But the trick here is the sordid reason why a plain love affair turned into a tragedy. Early teen pregnancy, an adoption and then imagine twenty years later when two people fall in love and discover one day they are mother and son. A mountain of guilt explodes out of the earth and then submerges the actors of the tragedy with a volcanic explosion. Everyone gets either burnt or at least singed. A marvelous trashy mess in which we live without knowing about it.

Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, University Paris Dauphine, University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne & University Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines

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