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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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Cast

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 ...  Pippa 14 episodes, 1990-2000
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

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UK

Language:

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)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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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Margaret Meldrew: And so the teacher made me read that story out to the class. And everybody laughed. And he did that because basically he was a bastard. But I thought about the budgie that didn't die, who stayed behind in the cage, and realised it was the same thing. He knew he was better off where he was...
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easy to identify with
26 May 2003 | by LechaiseSee all my reviews

if anybody has been set upon by a company, felt hard done by in life, thought as if people aren't as moral as they should be, this is the programme that they should watch. Some people may feel that it is predictable but it does so with intelligence and humour that is such that the viewer doesn't care if they have guessed the ending or not, the programme relies on receiving the empathy of the viewer which I believe, for the most part, this programme achieves extremely well. Very well written, very well acted, and extremely missed.


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