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.

Episode menu

Series 5, Episode 6 - The Undertaker's Apprentice

Despite Mary's patent desperation to learn the trade, an unfortunate incident compels Ivy to seek a proper apprentice to replace Ernie's continued calamities. The first applicant who arrives is not quite a stranger to the entire household...

Broadcast details

Thursday 20th March 1986
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 10th September 2015 4:15pm ITV3
Thursday 29th October 2015 5:20pm ITV3
Saturday 31st October 2015 6:10am ITV3
Wednesday 30th March 2016 4:50pm ITV3
Tuesday 5th July 2016 4:15pm ITV3
Wednesday 6th July 2016 6:00am ITV3
Thursday 29th September 2016 4:10pm ITV3
Friday 30th September 2016 6:00am ITV3
Friday 3rd March 2017 4:15pm ITV3
Monday 6th March 2017 6:00am ITV3
Monday 29th May 2017 6:00am ITV3
Saturday 3rd June 2017 4:40am ITV3

Cast & crew

Thora Hird Ivy Unsworth
Christopher Beeny Billy Henshaw
Colin Farrell Ernie Hadfield
Sherrie Hewson Mary Braithwaite
Guest cast
Peter Armitage Mr. Barlow
Johnney Allan Alfred
Writing team
Dick Sharples Writer
Production team
Ronnie Baxter Director
Ronnie Baxter Producer
Lance Tattersall Editor
Peter Caldwell Production Designer
Alan Parker Composer

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