Episode 4408

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

If she’d had a choice, Heather Trott would probably have wanted George Michael to sing at her
funeral (Wake Me Up before You Go-Go, perhaps?) but sadly neither he nor her fiancé Andrew is present. The hatchet-faced Shirley (a splendid vision in black and orange) is policing the ceremony to ensure that Andrew, Dot and Cora don’t attend.

Of course a lot of people do turn up for what is an emotional send-off featuring a shocking pink coffin that is – if you’ll pardon the pun – to die for. But it’s at the wake that events take a dramatic turn for someone bearing the surname of Mitchell.

About this programme

Emotions run high on the day of Heather's funeral, and Ben struggles to contain his guilt as he gives a reading - but everyone is shocked when the police make an arrest at the wake. Dot is determined to give her own memorial, despite being banned from the service, and a grief-stricken Shirley tries to find some sense of peace by looking through the contents of Heather's old work locker - only to make a discovery that leaves her with an entirely new perspective on her friend's death. Meanwhile, Michael signs Janine's agreement.

Cast and crew


Ben Mitchell
Joshua Pascoe
Dot Branning
June Brown
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Michael Moon
Steve John Shepherd
Janine Butcher
Charlie Brooks


Gwennan Sage
Executive Producer
Bryan Kirkwood
Daisy Coulam