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  • The Worst Horror of All

    The superb, slightly surreal sitcom. Victor and Margaret visit the BBC with a virtually unconscious window cleaner they believe to be Mrs Warboy's cousin.

  • The Pit and the Pendulum

    Surreal situations serve to drive Victor Meldrew further up the wall. Victor's interest in tropical fish arouses the interest of the local Greenpeace branch.

  • Hearts of Darkness

    Why can't the Meldrews just have a nice pleasant day out? Naturally, a trip out on the river leads to epic complications for Victor and his long-suffering spouse.

  • Warm Champagne

    More great, dark comedy as the Meldrews are back from holiday and find that their neighbours Patrick (aka Angus Deayton) and Pippa have put their house on the market.

  • The Trial

    I don't believe it! Victor is called up for jury service and ends up home alone, with only grumbling to occupy him. Richard Wilson provides a perfect comic monologue.

  • The Secret of the Seven Sorcerers

    Victor's conjuring group runs into trouble when a trick goes horribly wrong. And his new job as a lollipop man prompts calls from the fire brigade!

  • One Foot in the Grave

    A 1996 Christmas special of the wonderfully grumpy sitcom. A strange, unearthly experience befalls Victor when he accepts a new job as a gardener. Look out for Ray Winstone!

Episode guide

One Foot in the Grave

One Foot in the Grave

  • One Foot in the Grave

    Have a grumpy old Christmas with Victor Meldrew! Margaret's cousin dies suddenly while watching Noel Edmonds. The Meldrews are celebrating their anniversary.

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One Foot in the Grave 1997 Xmas Special - Endgame

One Foot in the Grave 1997 Xmas Special - Endgame

  • One Foot in the Grave

    Richard Wilson stars in the definitive grumpy old man sitcom. Victor's plans for a quiet break in the West Country lead to an eerie and terrifying conclusion.

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One Foot in the Grave

One Foot in the Grave

  • One Foot in the Grave

    A seasonal dose of 'Bah, Humbug' from Victor Meldrew. After refusing to take part in the local pantomime, or buy presents, Victor is besieged by 263 garden gnomes.

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One Foot in the Grave

One Foot in the Grave

  • One Foot in the Grave

    More laughs with Victor Meldrew in a 1991 Christmas special. After the horrific garden gnome incident, Victor still has a score to settle with Patrick.

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One Foot in the Grave

One Foot in the Grave

  • One Foot in the Grave

    A 1996 Christmas special of the wonderfully grumpy sitcom. A strange, unearthly experience befalls Victor when he accepts a new job as a gardener. Look out for Ray Winstone!

One Foot in the Grave

One Foot in the Grave

  • One Foot in the Grave

    An extended special of the superb comedy with Richard Wilson. Victor is visited by the depressive Mr Foskett, played by another sitcom legend, Brian Murphy.

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One Foot in the Algarve

One Foot in the Algarve

  • One Foot in the Algarve

    A feature-length edition of David Renwick's superb sitcom with Victor Meldrew taking a rare trip abroad. Discerning comedy fans should look out for special guest star, Peter Cook.

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One Foot in the Grave

Series 1

One Foot in the Grave

  • Alive and Buried

    The first ever episode with the original grumpy old man, Victor Meldrew. Replaced at work by a box, Victor embarks on his enforced retirement with some difficulty.

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  • The Big Sleep

    The majestic sitcom. Margaret gets Victor a book from the library on coping with old age. And maybe keep-fit classes will take his mind off his enforced retirement.

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  • The Valley of Fear

    Someone paints graffiti on the side of Victor's house, the central heating system is making a deafening noise and there's a nasty smell in the living-room.

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  • I'll Retire to Bedlam

    Classic surreal comedy with Richard Wilson. Only Victor and his long-suffering wife Margaret could get trapped in a garden shed with a swarm of bees outside.

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  • The Eternal Quadrangle

    A classic episode of the surreal sitcom with poor old Mr Meldrew again frustrated by circumstance. Victor's new interest in art gives his wife cause for concern.

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  • The Return of the Speckled Band

    Richard Wilson is the disaster-prone Mr Meldrew in this classic sitcom. The Meldrews' plans for a Greek holiday are distracted by a string of events.

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One Foot in the Grave

Series 2

One Foot in the Grave

  • In Luton Airport No-One Can Hear You Scream

    The Meldrews return from a disastrous Greek holiday to discover that their home has burnt down. Six months later, their new home is ready.

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  • We Have Put Her Living in the Tomb

    A classic episode of solid gold comedy. Amid their decorating, Victor and Margaret are entrusted with the care of Kylie the tortoise for a week.

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  • Dramatic Fever

    National treasure Richard Wilson stars in the surreal sitcom. While Margaret joins the local amateur dramatic society, Victor decides to be a comedy script writer.

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  • Who Will Buy?

    Brilliant surreal comedy with the masterful Richard Wilson. Mystery ensues when Victor digs out his ventriloquist's dummy - and finds it promptly banished by Margaret.

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  • Love and Death

    The classic surreal comedy with the great Richard Wilson. Victor and Margaret head off for a weekend by the seaside at their friends Vince and April's boarding house.

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  • Timeless Time

    A classic episode in which the whole programme takes place in the Meldrew's bedroom as Victor has a sleepless night. Naturally, Margaret suffers with him!

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One Foot in the Grave

Series 3

One Foot in the Grave

  • Monday Morning Will Be Fine

    The superior sitcom with the nation's favourite grumpy old chap, Victor Meldrew. The Meldrews are burgled and receive an unwelcome wedding invitation.

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  • Dreamland

    Grumpy old man Victor Meldrew battles against yet more surreal circumstances. Margaret becomes haunted by a chilling nightmare that she will murder Victor.

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  • The Broken Reflection

    Why does everyone wind up poor Victor? His brother Alfred pops over after 25 years away in New Zealand. And Victor is left in charge of the neighbour's house.

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  • The Beast in the Cage

    More grumpy fun with hapless OAP Victor Meldrew. A trip to Whipsnade Zoo turns into a nightmare when Victor and Margaret become imprisoned like the animals!

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  • Beware the Trickster on the Roof

    Victor and Margaret battle to rid their home of an evil Moroccan curse, and their neighbours put their house up for sale - but there are few takers.

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  • The Worst Horror of All

    The superb, slightly surreal sitcom. Victor and Margaret visit the BBC with a virtually unconscious window cleaner they believe to be Mrs Warboy's cousin.

One Foot in the Grave

Series 4

One Foot in the Grave

  • The Pit and the Pendulum

    Surreal situations serve to drive Victor Meldrew further up the wall. Victor's interest in tropical fish arouses the interest of the local Greenpeace branch.

  • Descent into the Maelstrom

    David Renwick's masterly comic creation Victor Meldrew. Roger, Victor's cousin, accidentally invites the couple to his 60th birthday. What a mistake!

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  • Hearts of Darkness

    Why can't the Meldrews just have a nice pleasant day out? Naturally, a trip out on the river leads to epic complications for Victor and his long-suffering spouse.

  • Warm Champagne

    More great, dark comedy as the Meldrews are back from holiday and find that their neighbours Patrick (aka Angus Deayton) and Pippa have put their house on the market.

  • The Trial

    I don't believe it! Victor is called up for jury service and ends up home alone, with only grumbling to occupy him. Richard Wilson provides a perfect comic monologue.

  • The Secret of the Seven Sorcerers

    Victor's conjuring group runs into trouble when a trick goes horribly wrong. And his new job as a lollipop man prompts calls from the fire brigade!

One Foot in the Grave

Series 5

One Foot in the Grave

  • Only a Story

    Genius TV with Richard Wilson. Mrs Warboys moves in with the Meldrews after rain floods her basement home, but Victor is in a mellow mood after a stint of reflexology.

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  • The Affair of the Hollow Lady

    We do believe it! A new home security system threatens Victor's chances of sneaking off to see football on TV. Watch out for guest star 'Babs' Windsor.

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  • Rearranging the Dust

    Another classic single scene episode as Victor and Margaret visit a solicitor to sort out some legal matters. But their eventful wait then brings more misery.

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  • Hole in the Sky

    Award-winning comedy with the most grumpy of senior citizens, Victor Meldrew. Victor helps a young Dutch girl to get back on her feet, with a puppet.

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  • The Exterminating Angel

    One of the great TV comic creations - Victor Meldrew. Victor gets a new job as a chauffeur, and learns the importance of keeping an eye on the tank.

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One Foot in the Grave

Series 6

One Foot in the Grave

  • The Executioner's Song

    Victor just doesn't believe it again as an artistic dispute with the Meldrews threatens to scupper the plans of Patrick (Angus Deayton) for a quiet birthday.

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  • Tales of Terror

    More unlikely quirks of fate conspire to torment retired curmudgeon Victor Meldrew in the classic comedy. A routine medical check-up has sinister implications.

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  • The Futility of the Fly

    The cloth-cap sporting old sourpuss hires a cleaner to help out around the house, which creates more problems than it solves and sets off bizarre events.

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  • Threatening Weather

    A sweltering summer's night during a power cut proves to be a trying time for Victor as a couple decide to test drive Victor's car without actually taking it!

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  • The Dawn of Man

    King of the grumps Victor Meldrew facing more bizarre situations. Victor's decision to take up fishing leads to an encounter with humankind at its most primitive.

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  • Things Aren't Simple Anymore

    The immensely moving final episode of the long running sitcom, in which uber-grump Victor finally meets his maker. David Renwick leaves us with a twist!

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