How To Dig A Grave

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20141008

Gravediggers exist in the popular imagination as a creepy, ghoulish breed. We keep them safely at a distance where they can carry the weight of our fantasies and fears about death. But what's the reality? And what lessons are there to learn six feet under the ground?

Scottish gravediggers Stevie and Bobby teach Cathy FitzGerald how to hand-dig a grave.

Presented and produced by Cathy FitzGerald.

A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4.

20141008

Gravediggers exist in the popular imagination as a creepy, ghoulish breed. We keep them safely at a distance where they can carry the weight of our fantasies and fears about death. But what's the reality? And what lessons are there to learn six feet under the ground?

Scottish gravediggers Stevie and Bobby teach Cathy FitzGerald how to hand-dig a grave.

Presented and produced by Cathy FitzGerald.

A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4.