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WEDNESDAY The Elephant: Life After Death Channel 4, 9pm Just as impressive after they have shuffled off this mortal coil, elephant corpses form the basis for a short-lived micro-ecology as they decompose.
He may not have shuffled off this mortal coil in a spectacular stunt, but that doesn't mean the show's bosses aren't prepared to give the character a proper sendoff, and this show celebrates Jack's time on the Street, paying tribute to actor Bill Tarmey.
It's to the credit of the soap's superb writers that she shuffled off this mortal coil in a dignified, peaceful scene which was never overplayed or exploited.
Here he is, a product of the 'swinging sixties', and now in his 60s, still alive when so many of his contemporaries have shuffled off this mortal coil, turning out his best work in absolute ages.
Worried, perhaps, that your dodgy underworld contact has shuffled off this mortal coil without telling you where he buried the loot?