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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 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 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 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