I was very sorry to hear that Ned Sherrin had died; he is the genius behind one of my favorite magazine features of all time, the funeral-review column in The Oldie, a magazine for British senior citizens. Yep, he would attend memorial service and review them — was the eulogy fitting? Where was it held? Did anyone unusual turn up? Were the hymns and readings appropriate?
I can't seem to find a link to one of his columns, but you can take my word for it — they were tremendously entertaining, even when you had no idea who any of the people mentioned were (which happens quite a bit with me and The Oldie — seeing as how I am at least thirty years younger than their target audience and American to boot, I have little to no recollection of B-list British celebrities and politicians of the 1950s and 60s).
I wonder who will review his memorial?