Miriam Margolyes embarks on a Dead Good Adventure in a new two-part series for BBC Two
This new series fronted by Miriam Margolyes will look at one of the world's last taboos: our own mortality
Sunday 21 and 28 April 9.00pm-10.00pm BBC TWO
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Miriam openly admits to being terrified about ageing and death and feels the English way of dealing with it is “unsatisfactory - it’s unacknowledged and unwelcome. We don’t talk about it, it’s like a conspiracy of silence - and that makes it much harder.”
A keen swimmer, she’d like to dive into death like the sea, but to find a different journey towards her final destination she must conquer her fear of 'the end'. The ultimate goal? To discover how to have a good life all the way to the end and beyond.
In this immersive, thought-provoking and entertaining series ('Miriam's Dead Good Adventure') 77 year-old Miriam will ponder her own mortality - alongside ours. Miriam spends time with communities in the US and in Europe to learn from those who are resisting the end and others who are facing the inevitable. She finds that the end of life doesn't have to be the end of joy.
Miriam's Dead Good Adventure (2x60") is a Wild Pictures production for BBC Two. The Series Producer and Director is Simon Draper, the Executive Producers are Alicia Kerr and Paul Hamann, and the Editor is Gwyn Jones. It was commissioned by Patrick Holland, Controller BBC Two and Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries. The BBC Commissioning Editor is Emily Smith.
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March 13, 2019 4:10am ET by BBC TWO