Set in a remote Chinese village. For centuries, the dead have been buried and their spirits worshipped by their descendants. Now there's a new provincial governor who says that in future all bodies will be cremated. This leads to an outbreak of mass suicides among the elderly.
A louche, dandified gossip columnist from Shanghai is sent to cover the story.
Based on a true story.
A recording is available at the British Library Sound Archive.
Directed by Gordon House