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This review is from: In Loving Memory - The Complete Series [DVD] (DVD)
When thinking of a situation comedy scenario, a funeral directors/parlour does not automatically spring to mind. This ism however, precisely where you will find yourself with 'In Loving Memory' and you'll find that there are many opportunities for comedy in such a place. Some people might be afraid that such a setting for a comedy is disrespectful but the humour is delicate, perfectly balanced and wonderfully written. If you think about life in general and all its ridiculousness, then I think that a funeral parlour is one of the best places to set a comedy.
Thora Hird is wonderful and plays her role to perfection. Christopher Beeny as her nephew is in probably his best role here. The interactions between the two are perfect, though Hird really is in a class of her own. Guest stars do a great job but this is really a show centred on Ivy Unsworth and her nephew Billy.
If you want something gentle to brighten your day, then buy this DVD set which comprises all of the episodes from all of the series and have a chuckle.