Worldwide icon-chevron-right Europe icon-chevron-right United Kingdom icon-chevron-right England icon-chevron-right London icon-chevron-right Bizarre Burials

Heads up! We’re working hard to be accurate – but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out.


Bizarre Burials

Thu Jan 10, 10-11pm, C5

By Phil Harrison

Will you shuffle off this mortal coil in an ‘Only Fools and Horses’ van? Or commission the creation of a death mask? Might you take your leave accompanied by a song composed by a friend which rhymes ‘bye bye, mate’ with ‘incinerate’? Decisions, decisions. This alternately cheerful and unsettling film documents various unusual rationalisations of death. While it doesn’t manage much in the way of serious analysis, it is quirkily revealing and occasionally charming. Widow Julie has decided to have the image of her late husband tattooed on her leg using his ashes. A little odd? Maybe, but the care with which she’s treated by her tattooists – not to mention the evident succour it gives her – makes for a surprisingly sweet affirmation of the saying ‘each to their own.’

Latest TV features

Run, Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan, Marlon Smith
© Ed Marshall

From market to mural

Things to do TV, radio and podcast recordings

Touring Brixton with the creators of Channel 4’s gripping new four-part series ‘Run’

Show more

    You may also like