Faithful Departed

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20010725

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

When Frances Butler receives a windfall from a deceased aunt in County Cork, she thinks her financial worries are over.

But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan (1/6).

20010725

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

When Frances Butler receives a windfall from a deceased aunt in County Cork, she thinks her financial worries are over.

But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan (1/6).

20010801

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

When Frances Butler receives a windfall from a deceased aunt in Co Cork, she thinks her financial worries are over.

But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan (2/6).

20010801

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

When Frances Butler receives a windfall from a deceased aunt in Co Cork, she thinks her financial worries are over.

But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan (2/6).

20010808

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

When Frances Butler receives a windfall from a deceased aunt in Co Cork, she thinks her financial worries are over.

But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Directed by Eoin O'callaghan (3/6).

20010808

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

When Frances Butler receives a windfall from a deceased aunt in Co Cork, she thinks her financial worries are over.

But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Directed by Eoin O'callaghan (3/6).

20010815

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

When Frances Butler receives a windfall from a deceased aunt in Co Cork, she thinks her financial worries are over.

But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan (4/6).

20010815

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

When Frances Butler receives a windfall from a deceased aunt in Co Cork, she thinks her financial worries are over.

But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan (4/6).

20010822

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Frances Butler has received a windfall from a deceased aunt in County Cork and thought her financial worries were over - until she discovers the truly unusual nature of her inheritance.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan (5/6).

20010822

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Frances Butler has received a windfall from a deceased aunt in County Cork and thought her financial worries were over - until she discovers the truly unusual nature of her inheritance.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan (5/6).

20030604

Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Frances Butler takes up the challenge of a bequest from an aunt, and assumes control of a funeral furnishing business in County Cork.

20030604

Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Frances Butler takes up the challenge of a bequest from an aunt, and assumes control of a funeral furnishing business in County Cork.

20000526

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A radio programme

BBC Programme Number: 994A0442

First broadcast on 2000-05-26

Recorded on 2000-04-11

Producer: WATCHMAKER

Next in series: 2/6

See more FAITHFUL DEPARTED programmes (12)

Broadcast history

26 May 2000 11:30-12:00 (RADIO 4)

25 Jul 2001 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

20010829
20010829
0220030611

Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Having decided to run the funeral-furnishing business, Frances finds it is not the dead but the living who are to cause her most grief.

0220030611

Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Having decided to run the funeral-furnishing business, Frances finds it is not the dead but the living who are to cause her most grief.

0320030618

Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Having assumed control over Butler's Funeral Furnishers, Frances takes the bold step of applying to open a crematorium.

Her rivals, the Nearys, aren't best pleased, and determine to make Frances' life just as difficult as they can.

Frances Butler....Slyvestra le Touzel Finbar Doran....Kilian McKenna Ita Doran....Anna Manahan P J Neary....TP McKenna Margot Neary....Marion O'Dwyer Timsy Crilly....Dermot Crowley Verger....Christopher Fitz-Simon Rev Cynthia Bannister....Saskia Wickham.

0320030618

Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Having assumed control over Butler's Funeral Furnishers, Frances takes the bold step of applying to open a crematorium.

Her rivals, the Nearys, aren't best pleased, and determine to make Frances' life just as difficult as they can.

Frances Butler....Slyvestra le Touzel Finbar Doran....Kilian McKenna Ita Doran....Anna Manahan P J Neary....TP McKenna Margot Neary....Marion O'Dwyer Timsy Crilly....Dermot Crowley Verger....Christopher Fitz-Simon Rev Cynthia Bannister....Saskia Wickham.

0420030625

Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

The Nearys' plan to open an Amusement Arcade right next door to Butler's Funeral Furnishers seems set to win approval, unless Frances can dig the dirt on PJ, and the Rev Cynthia Bannister might be the one to help her do it.

Frances Butler....Slyvestra le Touzel Finbar Doran....Kilian McKenna Ita Doran....Anna Manahan PJ Neary....TP McKenna Margot Neary....Marion O'Dwyer Rev Cynthia Bannister....Saskia Wickham Music arranged and performed by Neil Brand Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

0420030625

Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

The Nearys' plan to open an Amusement Arcade right next door to Butler's Funeral Furnishers seems set to win approval, unless Frances can dig the dirt on PJ, and the Rev Cynthia Bannister might be the one to help her do it.

Frances Butler....Slyvestra le Touzel Finbar Doran....Kilian McKenna Ita Doran....Anna Manahan PJ Neary....TP McKenna Margot Neary....Marion O'Dwyer Rev Cynthia Bannister....Saskia Wickham Music arranged and performed by Neil Brand Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

0520030702

Episode five Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon Butlers Funeral Furnishers have so far managed to see off Neary's objections to their new crematorium in Skibbogue, but no one had reckoned on Margot Neary spreading an astonishing and deeply unpleasant rumour about Frances relationship with Finbar Doran.

Frances Butler....Slyvestra le Touzel Finbar Doran....Kilian McKenna Ita Doran....Anna Manahan PJ Neary....TP McKenna Margot Neary....Marion O'Dwyer Timsy Crilly....Dermot Crowley Bernie Macarthy....Marcella Riordan Elvis Cocannon....Alan Mooney Music arranged and performed by Neil Brand Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

0520030702

Episode five Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon Butlers Funeral Furnishers have so far managed to see off Neary's objections to their new crematorium in Skibbogue, but no one had reckoned on Margot Neary spreading an astonishing and deeply unpleasant rumour about Frances relationship with Finbar Doran.

Frances Butler....Slyvestra le Touzel Finbar Doran....Kilian McKenna Ita Doran....Anna Manahan PJ Neary....TP McKenna Margot Neary....Marion O'Dwyer Timsy Crilly....Dermot Crowley Bernie Macarthy....Marcella Riordan Elvis Cocannon....Alan Mooney Music arranged and performed by Neil Brand Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

0620030709

While the good people of Skibbogue set to work to provide charity for the Romanian refugees, PJ Neary snaps into action and sells them burgers at two euros a piece.

Frances Butler....Slyvestra le Touzel Finbar Doran....Kilian McKenna Ita Doran....Anna Manahan PJ Neary....TP McKenna Margot Neary....Marion O'Dwyer Timsy Crilly....Dermot Crowley Bernie McCarthy....Marcella Riordan Workman....Alan Mooney Music arranged and performed by Neil Brand.

0620030709

While the good people of Skibbogue set to work to provide charity for the Romanian refugees, PJ Neary snaps into action and sells them burgers at two euros a piece.

Frances Butler....Slyvestra le Touzel Finbar Doran....Kilian McKenna Ita Doran....Anna Manahan PJ Neary....TP McKenna Margot Neary....Marion O'Dwyer Timsy Crilly....Dermot Crowley Bernie McCarthy....Marcella Riordan Workman....Alan Mooney Music arranged and performed by Neil Brand.

200B0120000526

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

1: When Frances Butler receives a windfall from a deceased aunt in County Cork, she thinks her financial worries are over.

But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan

200B0120000526

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

1: When Frances Butler receives a windfall from a deceased aunt in County Cork, she thinks her financial worries are over.

But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan

200B0220000602

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

2: When Frances Butler receives a windfall from a deceased aunt in Co Cork, she thinks her financial worries are over.

But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan

200B0220000602

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

2: When Frances Butler receives a windfall from a deceased aunt in Co Cork, she thinks her financial worries are over.

But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan

200B0320000609

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

3: When Frances Butler receives a windfall from a deceased aunt in Co Cork, she thinks her financial worries are over.

But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan

200B0320000609

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

3: When Frances Butler receives a windfall from a deceased aunt in Co Cork, she thinks her financial worries are over.

But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan

200B0420000616

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

4: When Frances Butler receives a windfall from a deceased aunt in Co Cork, she thinks her financial worries are over.

But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan

200B0420000616

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

4: When Frances Butler receives a windfall from a deceased aunt in Co Cork, she thinks her financial worries are over.

But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan

200B0520000623

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Frances Butler has received a windfall from a deceased aunt in County Cork and thought her financial worries were over - until she discoverd the truly unusual nature of her inheritance.

Part 5.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan

200B0520000623

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Frances Butler has received a windfall from a deceased aunt in County Cork and thought her financial worries were over - until she discoverd the truly unusual nature of her inheritance.

Part 5.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan

200B0620000630

The conclusion of Christopher Fitz-Simon's drama serial.

Frances Butler has received a windfall from a deceased aunt in County Cork and thought her financial worries were over - until she discovered the truly unusual nature of her inheritance.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan

200B0620000630

The conclusion of Christopher Fitz-Simon's drama serial.

Frances Butler has received a windfall from a deceased aunt in County Cork and thought her financial worries were over - until she discovered the truly unusual nature of her inheritance.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P Mckenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan

202A0120020308

Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Frances Butler takes up the challenge of a bequest from an aunt and assumes control of a funeral-furnishing business in County Cork (1/6).

202A0120020308

Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Frances Butler takes up the challenge of a bequest from an aunt and assumes control of a funeral-furnishing business in County Cork (1/6).

202A0220020315

Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Having decided to run the funeral-furnishing business, Frances finds it is not the dead but the living who are to cause her most grief (2/6).

202A0220020315

Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Having decided to run the funeral-furnishing business, Frances finds it is not the dead but the living who are to cause her most grief (2/6).

202A0320020322

Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

3: Frances takes the bold step of applying to open a crematorium.

Her neighbours, the Nearys, are not pleased.

202A0320020322

Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

3: Frances takes the bold step of applying to open a crematorium.

Her neighbours, the Nearys, are not pleased.

202A0420020329

Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

4: The Nearys' plan to open an amusement arcade next door to Butler's Funeral Furnishers seems set to win approval.

202A0420020329

Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

4: The Nearys' plan to open an amusement arcade next door to Butler's Funeral Furnishers seems set to win approval.

202A0520020405

Butler's Funeral Furnishers have so far managed to see off objections to their plan for a new crematorium, but Margot Neary has other ideas.

202A0520020405

Butler's Funeral Furnishers have so far managed to see off objections to their plan for a new crematorium, but Margot Neary has other ideas.

202A0520020412
202A0520020412
202A0620020419

The conclusion of Christopher Fitz-Simon's drama serial.

Frances Butler has received a windfall from a deceased aunt in County Cork and thought her financial worries were over - until she discovered the truly unusual nature of her inheritance.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P McKenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan

202A0620020419

The conclusion of Christopher Fitz-Simon's drama serial.

Frances Butler has received a windfall from a deceased aunt in County Cork and thought her financial worries were over - until she discovered the truly unusual nature of her inheritance.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel, T P McKenna and Dermot Crowley.

Director: Eoin O'callaghan