Letter to Blanchy was a gentle rural comedy co-written by, and starring legendary comedy duo, McPhail and Gadsby. Each episode is a self-contained story, drawing material from the bumblings of a trio of good friends living in a fictional small town. They are: intellectual Derek (McPhail), rough diamond Barry (Gadsby) and tradesman Ray (Rowley). In this excerpt, the clan lose one of their own, and struggle to assemble the required organisational skills to sort the funeral plans. The narration is a letter written to Blanchy, a friend living in the relative sophistication of Christchurch. The series was adapted for a theatre tour in 2008.
So, we’ll go for Wood, Wood and Woodward.– Barry (Jon Gadsby) trying to decide which undertaker to use in the Yellow Pages