THE MOAN­ING OF LIFE

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ABC1, 9.30pm

Hit­ting 40 is far from old age, so Idiot Abroad star Karl Pilk­ing­ton ( pic­tured) can be for­given for not re­ally think­ing about that topic most of us pre­fer to put to the back of our minds: death. In a fit­ting theme for tonight’s sea­son- end­ing episode, the big kid at heart faces up to ar­guably life’s hard­est mo­ment. While the Western world gen­er­ally mourns the pass­ing of life and even prefers to pre­tend death isn’t in­evitable, other cul­tures take a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive and ap­proach. Karl brings his sig­na­ture light- hearted out­look as he starts off in Ghana, where he shops for a “crazy cof­fin”, while in Tai­wan he re­ceives lessons from a pro­fes­sional mourner. It’s life- af­firm­ing stuff.

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