Don't Drop the Coffin Episode Guide

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Episode Guide

  • Season 1 Episode 7: EPISODE: 7

    Head honcho Barry takes a trip to the US to attend an undertakers' convention in Las Vegas.

  • Season 1 Episode 6: EPISODE: 6

    Barry Dyer goes stateside to discover how funerals are conducted American-style, stopping off in Detroit to visit the renowned Cryonics Institute, before travelling on to Las Vegas to view the latest innovations - including a company that makes cremated ashes into jewellery. Back in Bermondsey, Jon Dyer takes delivery of a dovecote for the Memorial Garden and the staff reveal how they themselves wish to be laid to rest. Last in series

  • Season 1 Episode 5: EPISODE: 5

    Lee Cook reveals the downside of working at FA Albin and Sons as finance director Richard Fletcher draws up the night duty rota, and Perry Mulligan's job is on the line as he sits his driving theory test for the third time. Jackie Costin helps the Folan family arrange the funeral of devout Catholic Mary, and explains how she takes great pride in preparing bodies for viewing in the chapel of rest

  • Season 1 Episode 4: EPISODE: 4

    Doves, balloons and gospel singers feature in the annual memorial service, a chance for more than 1,000 people from the community to celebrate the lives of their lost loved ones and the fulfilment of a dream for Barry Dyer. Trainee embalmer Jameelah Ali gets short shrift when she calls in sick, and a funeral is provided for a local lady who died in a nursing home with no known family and little money

  • Season 1 Episode 3: EPISODE: 3

    Deptford branch manager Elaine James has her work cut out organising a big Caribbean send-off : a community event involving 200 mourners, singing, dancing and a procession through the streets. In Bermondsey, Jackie Costin arranges a Buddhist funeral complete with incense, chanting and a coffin which traditionally includes four sets of clothes, cigarettes and a passport, while Barry Dyer sets his sights on a sultan's Rolls-Royce

  • Season 1 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2

    Staff at FA Albin & Sons prepare for another busy winter, which can see as many as 30 funerals a week. Lee Cook explains the difficulties in driving a hearse through snow and reveals the essential extras modern vehicles carry : from spare soil to a portable keyboard. Jameelah starts work as an embalmer, determined to make a go of it, despite the apprehension of family and friends, while tragedy strikes close to home for office manager Jackie Costin. At the end of a long day, Barry Dyer treats everyone to a pie-and-mash supper at Millwall Football Club

  • Season 1 Episode 1: EPISODE: 1

    New series delving behind the closeted world of the undertaker, focusing on south London funeral directors FA Albin and Sons, who have made death their business for more than 200 years. In the first episode, owner Barry Dyer has a funeral to arrange for 1,000 mourners, but the deceased is still in Florida. New apprentice Perry Mulligan's job is on the line as he resits his driving theory test and 25-year-old mother-of-two Jameelah Ali applies to become an embalmer

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