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The Four Seasons


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The last of four films about the common experiences which highlight people's lives. The Last Taboo
Death is the one experience of life in this country which few people face up to frankly. The last film meets undertaker Paul Mills for whom death is a way of life, and- Dr Derek Doyle of St Columba's Hospice in Edinburgh, who ensures that his patients can die with dignity. But mainly it is about Scots actor Victor Carin , who faced up to his imminent death from cancer with inspiring courage, wit and cynicism.
Reporter Bernard Falk found it the most moving encounter of his long career. He talked to Victor at home with his teenage daughter, Kate, in a monastery trying to find some peace of mind, and at the Hospice where he finallj died on 2 January this year.
Series producer MARJORIE ORR


Unknown: Paul Mills
Unknown: Dr Derek Doyle
Unknown: Victor Carin
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Producer: Marjorie Orr
Director: David Hanington

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