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Billy Connolly's Big Send Off - TV Series Review

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by The wanderer (subscribe)
Outdoor,photography,coffee, nature, food and culture lover; seeker of life's simple pleasures.
Published April 7th 2016
Funny, interesting and captivating documentary

Join Scottish comedian Billy Connolly in his quest to explore how a person's death, becomes another person's way to make a living.

Throughout this 46 minute documentary; Connolly goes to a funeral expo to realise the immense variety of products, services and styles a person can choose for their farewell. He also visits numerous cemeteries old and new, for the rich and the not so wealthy. He explores the ways in which those homeless or unclaimed bodies are commemorated. He visits mausoleums, family scripts and anatomy laboratories for those who chose to donate their bodies to science. He meets with endless people alive and dead and dwells deep into what death means to him, what aspects scare him and which others amuse or intrigue him.



Connolly has an extraordinary way of viewing life, so his philosophy regarding death is also very captivating, in true Billy Connolly style. Everything has a tone of dark humour, genuine amusement, sweet innocence and child like curiosity and all of this becomes contagious to the viewer as the series progresses.



Billy Connolly's Big Send Off deals with very confronting subjects. I personally don't know if it is his strong Scottish accent, the familiarity I feel towards his laid back personality or the fact that he, just as me just as everybody else on this planet is going to die someday, so we better inform ourselves about it so that we can have a choice in how we leave this world, and in the process see the humorous side of it!
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I really loved this show - maybe the only one where I haven't heard Billy swear! Open, unusual and something everyone should see - thanks for writing it up - we will all die one day and what an informative look at how we deal with that.
by Kate Blake (score: 3|1259) 760 days ago
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