Loved One, The [serial]

An adaption of Evelyn Waugh's black comedy/satire on the American way of death, and of the life of Brit's in Tinseltown. It is set in 1947.



Having failed to make it in Hollywood movies, British poet and screenwriter Dennis Barlow takes a job in a pet cemetery 'The Happier Hunting Ground'. Miranda plays Aimee Thanatogenous, a mortuary cosmetician.

Hollywood, 1947. Failed poet and screenwriter Dennis Barlow has disgraced the English community by taking a job in a pets' cemetery. He is given the chance of redeeming himself by organising a friend's funeral.

Recorded on 1990-08-28.


Two men are in love with Aimee Thanatogenous. The poet, Dennis Barlow, and her boss at the Whispering Glades Funeral Home, senior mortician Mr Joyboy. Who can Aimee turn to for advice?

Recorded on 1990-08-29.

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Aimee Thanatogenous is horrified to discover that her fiancee, Dennis Barlow, works at the Happier Hunting Grounds pet cemetery. But can she find true happiness with her other suitor, senior mortician Mr Joyboy?

Recorded on 1990-08-30