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John Forsyth

The Tale of the Unsinkable Coffin

Jolly Roger

The Tale of the Unsinkable Coffin. The Dying wish of Mr Harry B Groom of New York was to be buried at sea in Scottish waters. The Glasgow undertakers judged that his splendid American coffin that arrived at Prestwick airport was too grand to commit to the deep and moved him to a chipboard alternative. Unfortunately Mr Groom kept bobbing up again in the days that followed. What should the undertakers be charged with? The 1998 programme explored the Scots law of theft and its consequence of rendering illegal private clamping of cars in Scotland. Narrator: Neil Gow QC.