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My Wonderful Life is thought to be the first show to focus on the emotionally charged 'legacy' aspect of terminal illness by following people approaching the end of life and giving them the gift of goodbye. While sad at times it is also heart-warming and funny and aims to encourage people to talk about dying, death and bereavement more openly. The series is narrated by the acclaimed British actress Julie Walters and is four episodes long with each episode focusing on a different person and the people in their lives.
In this episode, friends and family of Ian Edmunds, who died in June 2016, receive the messages and surprises he organised for them before he passed away. Ian sends Cousin Gary on a trip down memory lane to the scene of their first Slade concert together. And Gary is stunned to be joined by someone else who was there on that day in 1973.
Neil heads to The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Albion's football ground and home of their beloved Baggies to receive a special message from his big brother. There's a unique broadcast, and surprising confession for Paul, Ian's mentor at Sandwell Hospital Radio; for former work colleague Wendy, there's an unforgettable karaoke experience. And for Ian's wife and soul mate Christine, there's a poignant message and unexpected surprise waiting for her at Ironbridge, the place where Ian proposed 22 years ago.
Before she passed away in March 2017 aged 57, teacher, mum and Grandmother Linda Banks recorded a series of messages and made special arrangements for her loved ones. In this episode, the plans she put in place before her death come to fruition. Linda arranges for lifelong friend Christine's Saturday morning shopping trip to take unexpected turn.
Wigan's 'Chaplin's' nightclub steps back in time to the 1980s so Linda can surprise her best friend Elaine with a blast from the past. On the Isle of Wight, Amy, a former student who Linda inspired to follow in her footsteps and become a teacher, is stunned to get one last lesson from her mentor. And Linda has a final message for her children Steven, Tom and Sarah on the importance and joy of family.
Before she passed away in November 2015, mum of four Karon Peters recorded a series of messages and made special arrangements for her loved ones to help them come to terms with her death and to celebrate her life and legacy. Close friend and Neighbour Ali was Karon's very own 'Wonder Woman', doing anything she could to help her friend when she was ill. But Ali is shocked to discover Karon has arranged a surprise fit for a superhero... Karon sends best friend Hannah back to Malta, the island where the pair partied in their 20s to receive a clifftop message and share one final sunset together. Karon has the last laugh at the stables with her horse-riding pals Sally, Simone and Sam. And the Mid Somerset Show plays host to an unexpected equestrian event like no other for family friends Vicky, David and Holly. And wanting to go out with a bang, Karon has arranged a special party for family and friends, Husband Phil is the guest of honour, but from beyond the grave, Karon has some amusing revelations.
Former soldier, taxi driver and devoted family man Lee Hall had been diagnosed with terminal skin cancer in 2014. But before he died in October 2016, he put plans in place to touch the lives of the people he loved. Best friends Tomma, Barry and Mal are rightly apprehensive about what their former cabbie colleague, and renowned practical joker, has in store for them. But first, Lee has some home truths. Oldest friend Leanne is blown away by a birthday surprise from beyond the grave. Lee has a special message of thanks for local charity, Cancer Connections, who helped him and his family come to terms with his diagnosis. And Lee's arranged for all his friends and family to come together to help deliver one last surprise to the love of his life, wife Heather.
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