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One Foot in the Grave 

TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (1990–2001)
Victor Meldrew is a retiree who attracts bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margaret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with neighbors.
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Series cast summary:
Richard Wilson ...  Victor Meldrew 44 episodes, 1990-2001
Annette Crosbie ...  Margaret Meldrew 43 episodes, 1990-2001
Doreen Mantle ...  Mrs Warboys / ... 18 episodes, 1990-2000
Owen Brenman ...  Nick Swainey 15 episodes, 1990-2000
Angus Deayton ...  Patrick 14 episodes, 1990-2000
Janine Duvitski Janine Duvitski ...  Pippa 14 episodes, 1990-2000
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In this classic bittersweet sitcom from award-winning writer David Renwick, Richard Wilson plays the short-tempered Victor Meldrew, a man who doesn't suffer fools gladly, and to his misery frequently encounters them as well as enduring endless misfortune. His long-suffering wife Margaret (Annette Crosbie) struggles to cope with his rants against the world and the bad luck that befalls them. The hilarity that ensures is underpinned by a poignant, often darker edge little seen in most sitcoms. Written by Robert McElwaine

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Who would have thought retirement could be so chaotic?

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UK

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English

Release Date:

4 January 1990 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fél lábbal a sírban See more »

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(34 episodes) | (1 Episode) | (3 episodes) | (2 episodes) | (1 Episode) | (1 Episode)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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While their characters hated each other, Richard Wilson and Angus Deayton are good friends. Wilson was even godfather to Deayton's son. See more »

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Victor Meldrew: 4291?
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Applauds to David Renwick for this classic sitcom.
22 March 2005 | by skelkSee all my reviews

Forced to retire early from his job as a security guard, Victor Meldrew (Richard Wilson) struggles to cope with the problems that retired life throws his way alongside his long suffering wife, Margaret (played by Annette Crosbie). It is no wonder he is grumpy, if it can go wrong it will.

Annette Crosbie gives a brilliant performance and it is a delight to watch her express the wonderful array of emotions that being married to Victor requires.

Richard Wilson endeared himself to a nation with this role that catapulted him into the minds of every viewer.

One Foot in the Grave is a national treasure that is amongst the very best of British Comedy.


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