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The Funeral Director (RTE 1)

  • 11-12-2019 10:06pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,947 ✭✭✭ Icsics


    What an amazing programme, amazing man


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  • Registered Users Posts: 159 ✭✭ larko


    Fascinating insight into the world of funerals. Happens to us all but I hadn't a clue. I do like how the Irish deal with death.


  • Registered Users Posts: 115 ✭✭ RioM


    Icsics wrote: »
    What an amazing programme, amazing man

    Excellent program. Thought he looked familiar. He's the glamping guy!


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,895 ✭✭✭✭ The Princess Bride


    It's a serious business, and very few know anything about it.
    Our local undertaker lives a few houses away from me, he's so jovial and friendly, and takes his work seriously.

    Jeez look at all that metal!


  • Registered Users Posts: 159 ✭✭ larko


    I always wanted to know about cremation. I'm glad I saw that


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,485 ✭✭✭ Andrew00


    This is a superb little documentary


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,947 ✭✭✭ Icsics


    larko wrote: »
    I always wanted to know about cremation. I'm glad I saw that

    Fascinating viewing & so well explained


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,311 ✭✭✭✭ FrancieBrady


    Brilliant stuff.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,014 ✭✭✭✭ Mam of 4


    Fascinating insight into the parts of a funeral directors job that we normally would never see .
    Dougie , very sad , he's very honest , but a good sense of humour .


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,947 ✭✭✭ Icsics


    He’s giving that man such peace


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,014 ✭✭✭✭ Mam of 4


    So dignified and so respectful .
    It's all any of us could ever hope for our loved ones , friends , to be treated .


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,895 ✭✭✭✭ The Princess Bride


    It's so lovely to see the absolute respect and dignity he's paying to Dougie.
    I hope everyone watches this documentary, it's an eyeopener.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,872 Sittingpretty


    It’s for programs like this I will continue to pay my TV licence.

    Very moving.

    I anticipate a lot of complaints though, I’d say liveliness will be on fire tomorrow.


  • Registered Users Posts: 526 ✭✭✭ downwesht


    Everyone should see this programme.6x3 will take us all.....why all the anxiety ,hurry,pressure......enjoy the moment ...well said Dougie!


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,249 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    It was very good


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,126 Snow Garden


    Superb program.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,967 ✭✭✭ SafeSurfer


    What a superb documentary. A compelling story well told. Should win awards. One of the best documentaries I have seen in a long time. Well done to all involved.

    Multo autem ad rem magis pertinet quallis tibi vide aris quam allis



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,434 ✭✭✭ harr


    Very skilled at his craft , how he can transform a body riddled with disease back to what he used to look like is amazing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,311 ✭✭✭✭ FrancieBrady


    Sensitive, poignant and funny, all of what life is about and book ended by a man who had come to realise what it is about.
    The kind of in-depth, serious programme a national broadcaster should be making because it was all about us really. Well done.


  • Registered Users Posts: 790 ✭✭✭ alanceltic


    larko wrote: »
    I do like how the Irish deal with death.

    We are very quick as a nation to dwell on aspects of our culture that is flawed but I couldn't agree more. There's a depth to our warmth towards a loved one, friend, neighbour, stranger who is grieving that warms the soul and restores faith in all that is good about life and death.

    We really do know how to celebrate the footprints and memories that a person leaves behind.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,305 ✭✭✭✭ Spanish Eyes


    Can be a bit raw for some just the same.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,249 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    We'll all be looked after by an undertaker when our time comes


  • Registered Users Posts: 350 ✭✭ mycro2013


    One of the best documentaries that rte has commissioned in a long time. All issues were dealt with in a compassionate and honest manner.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,305 ✭✭✭✭ Spanish Eyes


    branie2 wrote: »
    We'll all be looked after by an undertaker when our time comes

    Indeed, it is a closed shop amongst a few though. Let's be honest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,561 ✭✭✭ Hooked


    Great viewing. Especially the embalming and cremation being shown. David is some man. He's like a counsellor, surgeon and beautician rolled into one..

    Shame there's so much red tape surrounding his glamping village... it had so much momentum when Anton Savage was at the wheel in today fm. It's a superb idea.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,046 ✭✭✭ jos28


    branie2 wrote: »
    We'll all be looked after by an undertaker when our time comes

    And if we are really lucky it will be someone like David. Such a gentle, kind, sensitive and professional man. Superb programme, major credit due to all involved. It reminded me somewhat of One Million Dubliners.


  • Registered Users Posts: 204 ✭✭ Jayisplay


    This sounds interesting but my mam died 2 years ago not sure if I’d be up to watching it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,311 ✭✭✭✭ FrancieBrady


    jos28 wrote: »
    And if we are really lucky it will be someone like David. Such a gentle, kind, sensitive and professional man. Superb programme, major credit due to all involved. It reminded me somewhat of One Million Dubliners.

    We have both ends of the spectrum...one whose mess-ups are the stuff of local legend and who has the creepy PR tactic of turning up in hospitals to visit the terminally ill and the other who is an absolute professional who treats the job as a vocation. Sadly she was telling me she is burned out and is looking for a way out of it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,529 ✭✭✭ Delta2113


    It has it's problem's but Licence Fee is needed folks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 350 ✭✭ mycro2013


    Indeed, it is a closed shop amongst a few though. Let's be honest.

    True, but it's a business which you have to be brought up with. Most funeral directors have been around dead people since there were children and are well accustomed to dealing with all the sensitivity it involves. One of the hardest trades to master as your dealing with the clients loved ones.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,566 ✭✭✭ glenfieldman


    One of the best programs Ive watched,
    I cried like a baby at the last part,


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