Miriam Margolyes will look at one of the world’s last taboos – our own mortality – in new BBC Two series, Miriam’s Dead Good Adventure.
Margolyes openly admits to being terrified about ageing and death and feels the English way of dealing with it is “unsatisfactory – it’s unacknowledged and unwelcome. We don’t talk about it, it’s like a conspiracy of silence – and that makes it much harder.”
A keen swimmer, she’d like to dive into death like the sea, but to find a different journey towards her final destination she must conquer her fear of ‘the end’. The ultimate goal? To discover how to have a good life all the way to the end and beyond.
Described as an “immersive, thought-provoking and entertaining series”, the show sees Margolyes spend time with communities in the US and in Europe to learn from those who are resisting the end and others who are facing the inevitable.
She finds that the end of life doesn’t have to be the end of joy.
Miriam’s Dead Good Adventure (2×60″) is a Wild Pictures production for BBC Two.