Comedy: Bucket, 10pm, BBC4

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Miriam Mar­golyes sparkles in this new comedy as a woman who learns she is dy­ing and sets out, with her re­luc­tant daugh­ter in tow, to tick a num­ber of things off her pre­pos­ter­ous bucket list. Mim (Mar­golyes, far left, with Frog Stone as daugh­ter Fran) is an ec­cen­tric free spirit who, rather, than be­ing daunted by the prospect of death, is al­most in­vig­o­rated by it. De­spite the bad news about her health she is ea­ger to get in a car and go on an ad­ven­ture. The re­la­tion­ship be­tween her and her daugh­ter, a re­served his­tory teacher, has never been the eas­i­est but in tough times you sim­ply have to unite. Some­how, they man­age to find comedy in tragedy. This bit­ter­sweet comedy is just a su­perb piece of tele­vi­sion.

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