In Loving Memory - The Complete Series DVD

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Thora Hird (Last of the Summer Wine) brings her inimitable humour to the role of Ivy Unsworth in this much-loved comedy series set in a fictional Lancashire mill town. As the widow of funeral director Jeremiah (who dies in the first episode) Ivy is left to run Unsworth and Co. along with her equally accident-prone nephew Billy (Christopher Beeny - Upstairs Downstairs). In Loving Memory was a huge success for Yorkshire Television and ran for fi ve series between 1979 and 1986; this complete first series which also features appearances by Richard Wilson Liz Smith and... Joan Sims was originally screened in 1979. [show more]

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Released
18 October 2010
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900 minutes 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.  Oldshaw, 1929; when you could enjoy a night out at the Theatre Royal, a pint in the interval, a hot pie on the way home - and still have change from a shilling. You could also have an argument with a brewer's dray and end up as a client of Jeremiah Unsworth and Co., Undertakers and Monumental Masons... and be given one of the most disastrous funerals inthe long and noble history of undertaking. Thora Hird (Last of the Summer Wine) brings her inimitable humour to the role of Ivy Unsworth in this much-loved comedy series set in a fictional Lancashire mill town. As the widow of funeral director Jeremiah (who dies in the first episode), Ivy is left to run Unsworth and Co. along with her equally accident-prone nephew, Billy (Christopher Beeny - Upstairs Downstairs). In Loving Memory was a huge success for Yorkshire Television and ran for five series between 1979 and 1986; this complete first series, which also features appearances by Richard Wilson, Liz Smith and Joan Sims, was originally screened in 1979. Actors Thora Hird, Christopher Beeny, Freddie Jones, Colin Farrell, Avis Bunnage, Richard Wilson, Liz Smith & Joan Sims Certificate PG Year 1979 - 1986 Screen Fullscreen 1.33:1 Languages English - Dolby Digital (1.0) Mono Subtitles None listed Duration 15 hours (approx)

All 35 episodes plus the 1982 Christmas special from the late 1970s sitcom set in a funeral home, starring Thora Hird. Written by Dick Sharples, the series stars Thora Hird as the accident-prone Ivy Unsworth, who runs the home with her gormless nephew Billy (Christopher Beeny). Episodes comprise: 'In Loving Memory', 'The Legacy', 'Gone Dancing', 'The Rivals', 'Pork', 'Come Back Little Malcolm', 'Onions', 'The Outing', 'Play to Me, Gipsy', 'The Honeymooners', 'Happy Birthday', 'Madam President', 'The Angels Want Me for a Sunbeam', 'The Fall of the House of Unsworth', 'The Actress and the Undertaker', 'Wedding Bells', 'Bowls', 'Memories Are Made of This', 'Gone But Not Forgotten', 'To Billy a Son', 'The Last Post', 'Flying Undertaker', 'Trouble at t' Mill', 'Blood Will Out', 'Criminal Records', 'Cuckoo in the Nest', 'Cash and Carry', 'Do You Take This Woman?', 'And Auntie Came Too', 'Three's a Crowd', 'They Shoot Undertakers, Don't They?', 'The Second Time Around', 'King of the Mountains', 'The Undertaker's Apprentice', 'Up in the World' and the 1982 Christmas special 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen'.