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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Christopher Beeny ...  Billy Henshaw 37 episodes, 1969-1986
Thora Hird ...  Ivy Unsworth 36 episodes, 1979-1986
Colin Farrell 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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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1969 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bei uns liegen sie richtig See more »

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(37 episodes)

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Black and White (pilot episode)| Color (seasons 1-5)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Comedy Close Up No.2
(uncredited)
Composed by Herbert Chappell
[Series theme tune]
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Funny in it's own time
7 July 2016 | by studioATSee all my reviews

'In loving memory' is a show that if you watch ITV3 very early in the morning you'll catch.

Is it worth watching though? Yes, if you accept the fact that it's very much of its time. I was surprised to not see Roy Clarke's name attached because it's very much of his ilk. Slow paced, character driven comedy. But it is slow, and that for me is why I can't say i'd rush to watch it again. There are so many gaps between laughs amongst the studio audience at times you forget it's even a sitcom.

In this age of revisiting classic comedies this one is never mentioned as a possibility, and for me with good reason. It was alright, not spectacular comedy, and very much of its time.


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