Baz Ashmawy and mother Nancy set to return to RTÉ with new series about death and funerals

Why are Irish wakes and funerals so iconic?

Baz Ashmawy and mother Nancy set to return to RTÉ with new series about death and funerals

Baz Ashmawy and his mammy Nancy are returning to our screens with a brand new RTÉ series about death and funerals.

The two-part documentary series will dig deep into Ireland’s obsession with death and the uniqueness of Irish funerals.

Speaking to the Irish Sun, Baz said: “My mum has been dying to do some TV again and we both want to do something about death and how we celebrate it in Ireland.”

Why are Irish wakes and funerals so iconic? The Brits don’t do that. Death is an interesting topic, and it piques our interest

Baz also stressed that the 75-year-old is in great health and isn’t going anywhere any time soon.

Although when the time comes, Nancy has told their family that she doesn’t want any coverage about her passing.

“My mum was making me laugh saying, ‘I don’t want to be in the papers when I die’” he said.

“So I told her, ‘I don’t know how quiet I could keep that, and, as regards the papers . . . well I hate to tell you this mum but you’re at least a page seven’.”

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