The first in a new series of Cutting Edge focusses on a very modern phenomenon. With so many of us living alone now (the number has tripled in the past 40 years), there’s no-one around to notice when we pop our clogs. Every day, 32 people die alone in their homes and some go undetected for days or even weeks.
This has prompted a growth in “specialist extreme cleaner” firms, who have the gruesome task of attending the “body job” and removing the remains.
* Cutting Edge: The Dead Body Squad, Channel 4, 9pm Monday 24 July