The Burying Of Joe Bloggs

Three stories specially commissioned from Frances Fyfield examining the life of the deceased from the perspectives of those who knew – or thought they knew him best.

Shirley May

Joe Bloggs is dead but who knew him best: his first love, Shirley May; his wife or his trusted and shadowy lawyer? Shirley May has never really let him go. The week before he died he sent her a key through the post but the key to what?

Reader: Sophie Stanton


Theodora is convinced her husband Joe Bloggs died in the arms of a mistress. But the week before Joe died he sent her a key through the post, the key to what?

Reader: Liza Ross


Joe and his lawyer Murray shared a passion for collecting fine art, but it was Joe who hid the stuff.  Now Murray waits for the two women, Shirley May and Theodora Benedict, who hold the key to their valuable collection, but which one has the right key?

Reader: Hugh Ross

First Broadcast:

Tuesday - Thursday, 7th-9th April 2009 at 15:30 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Writer: Frances Fyfield
Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: Jon Calver
Producer: Rosalynd Ward
Executive Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Oboe Concerto in D Minor – Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach & performed by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe

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