The Meldrews find a man living in their shed; he turns out to be a drug-dealer. Victor takes a gardening job, working for Patrick's new boss and dealing with very effective herbicide.


Susan Belbin, Gareth Gwenlan (uncredited)


David Renwick, David Renwick (by)




Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Wilson ... Victor Meldrew
Annette Crosbie ... Margaret Meldrew
Doreen Mantle ... Mrs Warboys
Angus Deayton ... Patrick
Janine Duvitski ... Pippa
Owen Brenman ... Nick Swainey
Ray Winstone ... Vagrant & Millichope
Lucy Davis ... Mrs. Blanchard
Roli Okorodudu Roli Okorodudu ... Primary School Teacher
Elizabeth Chambers Elizabeth Chambers ... Dog Owner
Rula Lenska ... Fenella Fortune


Victor throws up on a trip to the country and some schoolchildren draw it. Later he gets a job as a gardener for high-flying Fenella Fortune, who is also Patrick's new boss. The "weed-killer" Victor finds in the shed is a drug stash and he becomes happy inhaling the fumes. Unfortunately, he also demolishes Mrs. Fortune's greenhouse when his motor-mower goes out of control. Patrick, up whose shorts-leg a crab has crawled, is sacked with him; and Mrs. Warboys is carjacked by a drug dealer, leading to a traumatic experience with a dog, which the children also draw.

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26 December 1996 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


When Mrs Warboys is driving Victor and Margaret home from the airport, you can clearly see the driver and passenger headrests in her car have been removed. Victor begins to experience travel sickness, and Mrs Warboys immediately stops the car. The headrests then appear both fitted to the seats. See more »


When Victor tells Mrs. Warboys to pull the car over because he's going to be sick, they are on a two lane street, with several cars behind them. She pulls over immediately, but now they are on a one lane road with no cars behind them. See more »


[after accidently destroying Patrick's boss's new summer house while driving recklessly on a motomower]
Victor Meldrew: It's alright! I think I've got the hang of it now!
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Mr Tambourine Man
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Richard Wilson and The Byrds
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