Of Funerals And Fish
Season Pilot, Episode 1401
Air date 4 January 1973
Episode guide
Short Back and Palais Glide
In the very first episode of the series, Compo, Clegg, and Blamire go around town, discussing life and death, watching their fellow townspeople with their problems in the process.


  • First appearances of Compo Simmonite, Norman Clegg, Cyril Blamire, Nora Batty, Sid and Ivy, Mr Wainwright and Mrs Partridge.
  • The Torys and The Conservative Party are mentioned in the episode. These are both to do with politics. When filming this episode, Bill Owen and Michael Bates got into a terrible arguement over them. 

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