In Loving Memory. Image shows from L to R: Billy Henshaw (Christopher Beeny), Ivy Unsworth (Thora Hird). Copyright: Rex
In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1969 - 1986
  • 37 episodes (5 series)

Comedy about an auntie and nephew, Ivy and Billy, who run a family undertakers' business in 1920s Yorkshire. Stars Thora Hird, Christopher Beeny, Colin Farrell, Avis Bunnage, Sherrie Hewson and more.

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Series 2, Episode 1 - The Outing

Billy and Ivy reminisce about last year's British Undertakers' Association Annual Outing, where they came across another family firm broken down by the side of the road. But there was quite some past between the Unsworths and the Pardoes...

Broadcast details

Monday 27th October 1980
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 31st July 2015 4:15pm ITV3
Monday 3rd August 2015 6:10am ITV3
Thursday 24th September 2015 6:00am ITV3
Friday 19th February 2016 4:45pm ITV3
Friday 27th May 2016 4:10pm ITV3
Monday 30th May 2016 6:00am ITV3
Tuesday 23rd August 2016 4:15pm ITV3
Wednesday 24th August 2016 6:00am ITV3
Wednesday 25th January 2017 4:15pm ITV3
Thursday 26th January 2017 6:00am ITV3
Sunday 23rd April 2017 6:00am ITV3

Cast & crew

Thora Hird Ivy Unsworth
Christopher Beeny Billy Henshaw
Liz Smith Hilda Pardoe
Guest cast
Derek Benfield Alfred Pardoe
Elisabeth Sladen Mary Bennett
Hilda Fenemore Farmer's Wife
Denis Gilmore Herbert Pardoe
Writing team
Dick Sharples Writer
Production team
Ronnie Baxter Director
Ronnie Baxter Producer
Allen Jewhurst Editor
Colin Pigott Production Designer
Alan Parker Composer

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