After Life (2019– )
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Episode #1.2 

Thinking he has nothing to lose, Tony contemplates trying heroin. He babysits his nephew and starts to bond - just a bit - with Sandy.


Ricky Gervais


Ricky Gervais


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Gervais ... Tony
Tom Basden ... Matt
Tony Way ... Lenny
Diane Morgan ... Kath
Mandeep Dhillon ... Sandy
David Bradley ... Tony's Dad
Ashley Jensen ... Nurse
Penelope Wilton ... Anne
Kerry Godliman ... Lisa
Paul Kaye ... Psychiatrist
Tim Plester ... Julian
Joe Wilkinson ... Postman
Jo Hartley ... June
Tommy Finnegan ... George
Michelle Greenidge ... Receptionist


Thinking he has nothing to lose, Tony contemplates trying heroin. He babysits his nephew and starts to bond - just a bit - with Sandy.

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Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

8 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Oundle, Peterborough, UK

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Did You Know?


Tony: Hungry? If you could open a tin, I'd be dead now. But you can't, can ya? 'Cause you're useless. Who's useless? Who's useless? You are! You are. You're useless. Good girl.
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References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »


Rocket Man
Performed by Elton John
Played at the end when Tony gets high
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Episode 1.2
13 June 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Tony still considers wanting to kill himself. Of course that would leave the dog on his own. She cannot open a can of dog food.

Tony decides maybe a drug overdose might the way to go. Not loads of paracetamol but heroin.

Before the dealer can bring him a small bag to try, he has to babysit his nephew. This means getting involved in an argument with a cafe waitress as to whether an adult can have a kids meal.

At least we see Tony connecting with two people in this episode. The widow at the graveside and the new trainee, Sandy.

We see Tony having fun with his late wife at the video clips he constantly watches. He is still someone living in the past.

The bittersweet aspects of After Life could be jarring for some viewers. I did find myself chuckling a few times mainly because the comedy comes from Tony Way and Paul Kaye.

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