Mulberry, the cheerful Cockney son of Death and Springtime, starts his "career" as the Grim Reaper's apprentice when he is sent to collect the acerbic and reclusive Miss Farnaby. He instead... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Karl Howman Karl Howman ...  Mulberry 13 episodes, 1992-1993
Geraldine McEwan ...  Miss Farnaby 13 episodes, 1992-1993
Tony Selby Tony Selby ...  Bert 13 episodes, 1992-1993
John Bennett ...  The Stranger 11 episodes, 1992-1993
Mary Healey ...  Alice 7 episodes, 1993
Lill Roughley Lill Roughley ...  Alice 6 episodes, 1992
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Mulberry, the cheerful Cockney son of Death and Springtime, starts his "career" as the Grim Reaper's apprentice when he is sent to collect the acerbic and reclusive Miss Farnaby. He instead joins the staff in her creaky manor house, becomes her personal servant, and endeavors to help her enjoy life during the three month extension grudgingly granted by his dad. What will happen when winter ends and spring arrives? Will life go on? Written by M.Wilson

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Miss Rose Farnaby: Why did I employ you?
Mulberry: Well, I can only put it down to some streak of perversity in your nature.
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A bittersweet comedy that proves it is never to late to live and love.
4 May 2005 | by debthorpeSee all my reviews

Mulberry is the son of the grim reaper and his first job is to bring the rather dower old maiden Miss Farnaby to "the other side." Only he finds, instead, ways of showing her how to live a life she has always regretted she never had, and in the process fails hilariously at his the job he is supposed to be inheriting from his father. The interactions with the other household staff are a constant source of mayhem. Despite the consternation of her staff, Miss Farnaby manages to blossom under the tutelage of the mysterious Mulberry.

This is one of the most enjoyable of the British Comedy TV series I have ever seen and I regret that it is only 13 episodes long. Every one that I have seen is a gem and I keep wishing my PBS station would re-run the series.


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