3 series of 6 x 30 minute episodes each
MPEG-1 Layer 3
Rigor Mortis is a BBC Radio 4 black comedy set in the pathology department at an NHS hospital. It centres on the working lives of the pathologists and attendant staff who work in the department.
Series 1 2003
Rigor Mortis, Series 1 Episode 1 of 6
Dr Webster recognises the man in his autopsy.
Rigor Mortis, Series 1 Episode 2 of 6
The pathology lab gets a new medical empathy scheme, because 'a corpse is a person too.'
Rigor Mortis, Series 1 Episode 3 of 6
When a new coroner arrives, Ruth wants him to send her the most interesting autopsy cases
Rigor Mortis, Series 1 Episode 4 of 6
The pathologists face doing a holistic, non-invasive autopsy.
Rigor Mortis, Series 1 Episode 5 of 6
Dr Webster is puzzled when his 13-year-old daughter isn't keen on a trip to the path lab.
Rigor Mortis, Series 1 Episode 6 of 6
The pathologists help a celebrated Dutch anatomist in the first ever 'live' radio autopsy.
Series 2 2004
Rigor Mortis, Series 2 Episode 1 of 6
The pathology team try to get to know the people that they're autopsying.
Rigor Mortis, Series 2 Episode 2 of 6
A total lack of corpses sparks a dry spell the pathology lab.
Rigor Mortis, Series 2 Episode 3 of 6
Pathologist Ruth's fibs over her career and love-life backfire when her mum arrives.
Rigor Mortis, Series 2 Episode 4 of 6
Dr Webster meets his doppelganger - entomologist Dr Betsy. Meanwhile Gordon hears voices.
Rigor Mortis, Series 2 Episode 5 of 6
St Luke's Hospital Pathology holds its first 'scratch night' for work in progress
Rigor Mortis, Series 2 Episode 6 of 6
A department store drama means the mortuary team must work on Christmas Day.
Series 3 2006
Rigor Mortis, Series 3 Episode 1 of 6
It's New Year in the mortuary and the pathologists must tackle a befuddled mother.
Rigor Mortis, Series 3 Episode 2 of 6
Ruth's keen to get pregnant, but Anthony's distracted by a potential patient.
Rigor Mortis, Series 3 Episode 3 of 6
Trying to guard his legacy, the professor lets Anthony and Ruth run the path lab
Rigor Mortis, Series 3 Episode 4 of 6
A torn glove sparks a health scare for the path lab team.
Rigor Mortis, Series 3 Episode 5 of 6
Pathologist Anthony is thrilled when his former mother-in-law arrives in the mortuary.
Rigor Mortis, Series 3 Episode 6 of 6
Life and Death prove to be very close neighbours for the staff in the mortuary.
Running time 30 minutes
Country of origin United Kingdom United Kingdom
Home station BBC Radio 4
Syndicates BBC Radio 7
Starring Peter Davison
Tracy-Ann Oberman series 1
Matilda Ziegler series 2.3
Created by Laurence Howarth
Written by Laurence Howarth
Produced by Dawn Ellis
Original release 12 June 2003 – 2 March 2006
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 18