Stacey Dooley: Inside the Undertakers follows Stacey as she tackles the subject of death, by immersing herself in the world of undertaking at a century old funeral directors.
This new film follows Stacey’s previous acclaimed documentary from the same production team behind Inside the Convent, where she expressed her fear of death, seeking answers from the nuns she was staying with, but her curiosity wasn’t fully satisfied.
Stacey’s life has since changed; and as a new mother, her worries for the future, and about death, have only been exacerbated. In order to try to overcome her fears, Stacey wants to face death head on.
Stacey travels to Nottingham where she goes behind the scenes at A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service, a proud fifth-generation family-run business, to see the usually hidden processes of the funeral trade.
She gets up close and personal with every aspect of the company’s day-to-day work, to discover more about the business of death.
Stacey spends time with the funeral arrangers, the florists, the coffin and headstone makers and the embalmers – two young women, who have been at the company since they were 16 – getting hands-on where possible.
At the same time, Stacey’s time at the funeral home acts as a springboard for her to explore other people’s stories and attitudes towards death in the UK.
She meets bereaved families planning funerals for their loved ones, someone facing their own imminent death, and discovers the role faith plays in today’s increasingly secular society.
It’s far from the doom and gloom she anticipated, but will Stacey get the answers she’s looking for?
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