Next Episode of My Wonderful Life is
Season 1 / Episode 2 and airs on 22 February 2018 21:00
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.
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