- Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher, Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Hynes, Bill Bailey, Hugh Bonneville, Allan Corduner and more
- Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft
- John Landis
- Barnaby Thompson, Alexandra Ferguson, Nigel Green, James Spring, Tim Smith, Paul Brett, Peter Nichols, James Atherton and Jan Pace
It is the early 19th Century and, with a world-renowned reputation as a centre of medical excellence, Edinburgh's educational establishments are running short of corpses to dissect.
Hard-up Irish couple William and Lucky Hare, and fellow countryman and friend William Burke, stumble across a useful source of income when one of their tenants dies suddenly: having failed to dispose of the body by other means, they discover the medical community's need for fresh corpses - and so begins a search for more cadavers.
Initially attempting grave-robbery, after another tenant falls gravely ill the pair soon take matters into their own hands...
- UK certificate
- 91 minutes
- Most recent repeats
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- Sunday 20th May 2018 at 11:50pm on BBC2
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