IMG_1238Gravediggers exist in the popular imagination as a creepy, ghoulish breed. We keep them safely at a distance where they can carry the weight of our fantasies and fears about death. But what’s the reality? And what lessons are there to learn six feet under the ground? 

Scottish gravediggers Stevie and Bobby explain how to hand-dig a grave.

Presented and produced by Cathy FitzGerald. A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4.