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One Foot in the Grave

Series 1

Episode 3: The Valley of Fear

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

Victor's outing to photograph badgers ends up with him being mugged. Mrs Birkett comes to regret calling at the Meldrews' to collect items for a jumble sale.

Contributors

Victor Meldrew:
Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew:
Annette Crosbie
Mrs Warboys:
Doreen Mantle
Mrs Birkett:
Gabrielle Blunt
Plumber's Assistant:
David Keyes

One Foot in the Grave

Series 2

Episode 4: Who Will Buy?

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

Unexpected visitors drop in and mistakenly suspect Victor of killing an elderly blind man. A concert gives Victor the chance to use his ventriloquist's dummy.

One Foot in the Grave

Series 1

Episode 5: The Eternal Quadrangle

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

Sitcom. Margaret worries that Victor might be having an affair, so she retaliates by spending more time with her friend, Mr Wharton.

Contributors

Victor Meldrew:
Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew:
Annette Crosbie
Art Teacher:
Angus MacKay
Doreen Mauleverer:
Gillian Barge
Harold Wharton:
John Barrard
Carpet Fitter:
David Battley

One Foot in the Grave

Series 1

Episode 6: The Return of the Speckled Band

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

Victor and Margaret prepare for a holiday but have to cope with Mrs Warboys's bout of food poisoning, a visit from the electricity man and a snake. Show more

Contributors

Victor Meldrew:
Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew:
Annette Crosbie
Mrs Warboys:
Doreen Mantle
Electricity Man:
Clive Mantle
Mr Berenger:
John Cater
Garden Centre Manager:
Lloyd McGuire

One Foot in the Grave

Series 2

Episode 2: We Have Put Her Living in the Tomb

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Victor and Margaret agree to look after Kylie the tortoise whilst Margaret's god daughter Jennifer goes on holiday.

One Foot in the Grave

Series 2

Episode 5: Love and Death

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Victor and Margaret head off for a weekend at the seaside. Victor is presented with a most unusual and unwelcome gift.

Contributors

Victor Meldrew:
Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew:
Annette Crosbie
Elderly Lady on Train:
Myrtle Devenish
April Bluett:
Georgina Hale
Vince Bluett:
Stephen Lewis
Policeman:
Paul Mari
Producer:
Susan Belbin
Director:
Susan Belbin

One Foot in the Grave

Series 2

Episode 6: Timeless Time

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

Victor is unable to sleep, and things get so desperate that he contemplates opening Ronnie and Mildred's Christmas present from last year.

One Foot in the Grave

Series 2

Episode 1: In Luton Airport No-One Can Hear You Scream

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

The Meldrews return from holiday to discover that their home has burnt down. Six months later, they throw a party in their new home. Show more

Contributors

Victor Meldrew:
Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew:
Annette Crosbie
Mrs Warboys:
Doreen Mantle
Irate Neighbour 1:
Michael Robbins
Irate Neighbour 2:
Doremy Vernon
Nick Swainey:
Owen Brenman
Producer:
Susan Belbin
Director:
Susan Belbin

One Foot in the Grave

Series 2

Episode 3: Dramatic Fever

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Sitcom. While Margaret joins the local amateur dramatic society, Victor decides to be a comedy script writer. Show more

One Foot in the Grave

Series 1

Episode 2: The Big Sleep

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Sitcom. Margaret tries to help her husband cope with early retirement by getting him a book from the library entitled Coping with Old Age.

Contributors

Victor Meldrew:
Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew:
Annette Crosbie
First Jehovah's Witness:
Christopher Saul
Second Jehovah's Witness:
David Peart

One Foot in the Grave

Series 1

Episode 4: I'll Retire to Bedlam

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Sitcom. Victor and Margaret are trapped in their garden shed by a swarm of bees. Later, a trip to the eye clinic gives Victor a chance to moan about the NHS. Show more

Contributors

Victor Meldrew:
Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew:
Annette Crosbie
Mr Gillespie:
Roger Hammond
Mr Jellinek:
John Bluthal
Eye Clinic Nurse:
Cecily Hobbs

One Foot in the Grave

Who's Listening?

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

Victor bemoans the commercialism of Christmas and ponders whether it ever had a deeper, spiritual meaning. He decides to help the vicar feed the homeless on Christmas Day. Show more

Contributors

Victor Meldrew:
Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew:
Annette Crosbie
Mrs Warboys:
Doreen Mantle
Mrs Burridge:
Cathy Shipton
Reverend Croker:
Geoffrey Chater
Adam Burridge:
Chase Marks
Starkey:
Enn Reitel
Producer:
Susan Belbin
Director:
Susan Belbin

One Foot in the Grave

Series 1

Episode 1: Alive and Buried

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Sitcom about a grumpy senior citizen whose attitude lands him in comical predicaments. Replaced at work by a box, Victor embarks on his enforced retirement. Show more

Contributors

Victor Meldrew:
Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew:
Annette Crosbie
Mrs Inglis:
Susie Blake
Mrs Jellis:
Valerie Minifie
Mrs Warboys:
Doreen Mantle

One Foot in the Grave

Series 5

Episode 6: The Exterminating Angel

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for years

Sitcom about a grumpy pensioner and his long-suffering wife. A disaster of truly biblical proportions descends when the Meldrews are invited out. Show more

Contributors

Victor Meldrew:
Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew:
Annette Crosbie
Nick Swainey:
Owen Brenman
Lewis Atterbury:
John Bird

One Foot in the Grave

Series 3

Episode 1: Monday Morning Will Be Fine

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for years

Sitcom featuring the grumpy Victor Meldrew. Victor returns from the supermarket to find that the house has been burgled.

One Foot in the Grave

Series 3

Episode 6: The Worst Horror of All

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

Sitcom about grumpy senior citizen Victor Meldrew. Victor celebrates his return to work, but his run of bad luck continues. Show more