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One Foot In The Grave

Comedy series written by David Renwick and starring Richard Wilson as grumpy pensioner Victor Meldrew and Annette Crosbie as long-suffering wife Margaret.

Somehow Victor would always get involved in some kind of calamity that usually wasn't his fault and in trying to put things right he would end up in even more trouble, hence the catchphrase "I don't believe it!".

In one epsiode he is caught by his wife in bed with an old woman who it turns out is someone from a nursing home in the wrong place because of a clerical error. Of course Victor thought it was his wife but he still has a lot of explaining to do.


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Do You Remember One Foot In The Grave?

Do You Remember One Foot In The Grave?

  • Anonymous user
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    There's something subversive about one Foot In The Grave. It's so different to other comedies of it's time. The humour can be quite macabre, which for me isn't a bad thing.I think Mrs Walboys should have a mention. She always say's the worst possible thing, which is hysterical!
  • Anonymous user
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    WE ALL REMEMBER THE CLASSIC SCENE WHERE VICTOR PICKS UP THE TINY DOG THINKING IT'S THE PHONE!! HIS FACE,AND THE COMMENT 'WHAT THE BLOODY HELL ARE YOU DOING HERE??' MAKES FOR ONE OF THE ALL TIME GREATEST COMEDY MOMENTS....BRILLIANT!
  • Gojira
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    The classic episode for me was Timeless Time. It was set in the Meldrew's bedroom. Victor couldn't sleep and so Margaret was doomed to not get to sleep either. Two character, one set, brilliant comedy.
  • Anonymous user
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    Excellent, I watch the repeats on UKTV Gold, and I've got the DVD's lol I practically know the script of every episode but even so it is one of those shows that no matter how many times you see it, it never loses it's appeal