An excellent two-part film in which Miriam Margolyes embarks on a mission to confront her fear of ageing and death.


“It’s not the length of the life that matters, it’s the quality of every second.”

- The Observer

In this thought-provoking and entertaining new two part documentary, Miriam, who admits to being terrified of dying, travels the world to take an unflinching look at an often taboo subject.

- The Daily Mail

Comic gold as Miriam’s “cynical English gorge” rose at the embracing of fads such as cryogenic treatments, “organismic chanting” to maintain positive energy.

- The Independent


2 x 60'

UK Premiere 9pm Sundays 21st and 28th April 2019 on BBC2

Miriam is back. And this time it’s serious.

In this thought provoking new series the irrepressible Miriam Margolyes is on a mission to confront her fear of ageing and death as she tackles our greatest taboo – our own mortality.

With trademark humour and humanity, along the way she meets people with competing perspectives – from those who believe they can cure ageing and even cheat death, to those facing the inevitable head on.

Presented by: Miriam Margolyes

Produced and Directed by: Simon Draper

Editor: Gwyn Jones

Executive Producers: Alicia Kerr and Paul Hamann


Distributed by: Passion Distribution

Distribution Title: Miriam’s Deathly Adventure


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