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Good Grief review – can chatting to alpacas really help Richard Coles through bereavement?

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Good Grief review – can chatting to alpacas really help Richard Coles through bereavement?

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In this charming and sometimes absurd documentary on the lighter side of loss, the vicar and broadcaster tries to move beyond the death of his partner – by taking up wacky activitiesIn the function room of a Northamptonshire cricket club, a circle of women stand with two thumbs up, chortling heartily at the TV presenter in their midst.

They are enjoying their regular session of "laughter yoga”, the presenter is the Rev Richard Coles and this is Good Grief (Channel 4), a documentary that can be described as a look at the lighter side of bereavement.

Instead, in the finest traditions of the celebrity travelogue, it takes Coles on a tour of the UK and beyond, meeting people who have responded to the death of a loved one by taking up quirky, cute or daunting hobbies.

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Author / Journalist: Jack Seale

Category: Nation Politics

Topics: Television Culture

Source Website Secure: Yes (HTTPS)

Sentiment: Neutral

Fact Checked: Legitimate

Article Type: News Report

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Readership Location: United Kingdom

Published Date: 2022-08-08, 22:05:09

News Timezone: GMT +8:00

Language: English

Original Article Length: 815 words

Reading Duration: 5 minutes read

Compatibility: Desktop Web, Mobile Web, iOS App, Android App

News ID: 1499510

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