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Dead Ernest

ITV sitcom. 7 episodes (1 series) in 1982. Stars Andrew Sachs, Ken Jones, Harry Fowler, Janet Rawson and Zena Walker.

Dead Ernest

Ernest Springer ends up in heaven after being hit between the eyes by a champagne cork while celebrating his big win on the pools

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1982
Channel
ITV
Episodes
7   (1 series)
Starring
Andrew Sachs, Ken Jones, Harry Fowler, Janet Rawson and Zena Walker
Writers
John Stevenson and Julian Roach
Director
Alan Wallis
Producers
Alan Wallis and Tony Charles

Ernest Springer has finally been able to give up teaching after winning the football pools and, in the middle of the celebrations to collect his cheque, he is hit between the eyes by a champagne cork.

When he awakes he finds himself in heaven - the British section, of course. His death has been an administrative blunder but Ernest can't be sent back as his kidneys have already been given to a bus conductor from Dagenham! What he finds is a place full of bureaucracy and administration - not a bit like the afterlife he expected.

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