As she passes suddenly and unexpectedly out of life, Laura peacefully observes events as they unfold. She finds herself in the capable care of Alice, a mortuary technician whose working world is unlike anything Laura has seen before.

Content information

This episode includes references to death and dying and some descriptions of autopsy procedures

Performed by Amelia Bullmore

A dramatist and actor, Amelia is well known for recent TV appearances in Scott and Bailey, Happy Valley and Gentleman Jack as well as Ashes to Ashes and the second series of I’m Alan Partridge playing Sonja. She is also an acclaimed playwright and script writer. Her play Di and Viv and Rose transferred to the West End and she has written for Radio and TV including Traces and Scott and Bailey.

Written by Amanda Whittington

Amanda is one of the most widely performed playwrights in the UK. She has over 30 plays to her credit, including Be My Baby, The Thrill of Love, Ladies Day, Kiss Me Quickstep and Mighty Atoms. She has also written many original plays for BBC Radio 4 including seven series of the award-winning Radio 4 serial D for Dexter and adaptations of her stage plays. Amanda has a PhD by Publication from the University of Huddersfield and is an Associate Artist at Nottingham Playhouse.



  • Produced by She Wants a Dog (Kate Chapman and Pippa Frith)
  • Assistant Producer Daljinder Johal
  • Directed by Kate Chapman
  • Sound design by Iain Armstrong
  • Sound editing by Fraser Youngson
  • Partner: Nottingham Playhouse
  • Supported by Arts Council England