TELEVISION / Review of the week

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Richard Wilson - A Life Beyond the Grave (BBC 2):

'Cashing in on the popularity of One Foot In the Grave, the BBC decided to network this documentary originally made for BBC Scotland. It was made as a cheap and cheerful show for regional telly, and that's exactly where it should have stayed.' Pam Francis, Today

'Although the documentary was skimpy, it did at least include some sublime clips from One Foot In the Grave.' Marcus Berkmann, Daily Mail

'There were incidental pleasures, of course . . . But Wilson, whose own directorial skills had sadly not been called upon, seemed torn between embarrassment at the obituary-like nature of the exercise and professional determination to give good value as a confessional interviewee.' Tony Patrick, Times

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