Favourite One Foot In The Grave episode Page 2

One Foot In The Grave. Image shows from L to R: Margaret Meldrew (Annette Crosbie), Victor Meldrew (Richard Wilson). Copyright: BBC.

One Foot In The Grave

The grumpy complainer and accident prone Victor Meldrew takes early retirement and finds he has far too much time on his hands. His long suffering wife and neighbours just have to grin and bear it

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john lucas 101

  • Thursday 26th November 2009, 2:43pm
  • England
  • 7,098 posts
Quote: david carmon @ November 26 2009, 9:01 AM GMT

Omg I have a picture! At last.


IIIIiiiiiiii don't believe it!

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David Carmon

  • Thursday 26th November 2009, 2:51pm
  • Cheshire, England
  • 2,030 posts

Damn! Damn! Damn! I missed a good one there!

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john lucas 101

  • Thursday 26th November 2009, 2:58pm
  • England
  • 7,098 posts
Quote: david carmon @ November 26 2009, 9:51 AM GMT

Damn! Damn! Damn! I missed a good one there!


Give it a couple of posts and do it again. Nobody'll notice.

As it happens, I've been watching OFITG for a few months. Am down to the last series. Amazingly consistent quality.

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David Carmon

  • Thursday 26th November 2009, 3:10pm
  • Cheshire, England
  • 2,030 posts

I always enjoy it. The only one I didn't like much was the episode when Victor and Margaret are in a waiting room. Was Oh and Kay but a bit boring.

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James Cotter

  • Sunday 29th November 2009, 6:30pm
  • Exeter, Devon, England
  • 1,594 posts

The Beast in the Cage

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John M

  • Tuesday 1st December 2009, 1:17am
  • Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • 225 posts

'The Affair of the Hollow Lady'. The waxworks of Mrs Warboys was brilliant.

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Phil Cottrell

  • Monday 7th December 2009, 6:30am
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • 43 posts
Quote: James Cotter @ November 29 2009, 1:30 PM GMT

The Beast in the Cage


Good choice! Eric Idle's garage mechanics choir, the businessman and the tarts, the bloody freeze-dried wasp...a classic.

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Mikey Jackson

  • Tuesday 8th December 2009, 8:03am
  • Worthing, West Sussex, England
  • 2,807 posts

The Beast in the Cage is definitely a classic.

Oddly enough, I'm probably the only one here who hasn't seen all the episodes.

I guess I was too busy going out getting wrecked in the 90s.

Which brings me on to a question...

Every time One Foot is shown on those "100 Greatest" type shows, the two clips they always show are:

1) Victor descovering a Citreon Thingy in his skip with a mattress in it.

and probably the funniest reveal clip ever:

2) Mrs Warboys tells Victor there's been an accident and then we cut to the bedroom where the lamp post is protruding through the window.

Now, the question...

Which two episodes (and which series') do these two clips appear????

I'm currently working my way through the DVDs series by series, but haven't got that far yet.

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peter gazzard

  • Tuesday 8th December 2009, 3:18pm
  • England
  • 839 posts

The epiuode with the citroen is 'The Worst Horror Of All' from series 3 and the episode with the streetlamp accident is 'Warm Champagne' from series 4

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Richard Wells

  • Tuesday 8th December 2009, 3:40pm
  • Northamptonshire, England
  • 1,016 posts

Warm Champagne is probably the best episode ever made and I own every single episode.

That old woman in bed with Victor and Margaret coming home is probably the funniest thing I've ever seen.

How the hell they kept a straight face when recording it, I don't know.

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IT David

  • Tuesday 8th December 2009, 4:35pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 223 posts

There is a notably enjoyable episode where Victor becomes a ventriloquist. It was a smidgen dark but I can't deny that laughter was had.

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Mikey Jackson

  • Tuesday 8th December 2009, 11:57pm [Edited]
  • Worthing, West Sussex, England
  • 2,807 posts

That's strange. I've seen Warm Champagne, (wasn't that the one where Patrick is writing a diary on his computer?) but can't remember the street lamp scene being in it.

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greensville

  • Wednesday 10th March 2010, 11:22pm
  • England
  • 203 posts

I'm working my way through the boxset now. It's so good!

A couple of favourite bits are...

when Mrs Warboys is telling Margaret how depressed she is while Victor is listening to a comedy CD - He keeps laughing at the most inappropriate moment (so well timed)

When Victor and Mrs Worboys get their feet stuck in a bag of cement

The Christmas special with Peter Cook was amazing too.

So many other great moments.

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Jack Massey

  • Thursday 11th March 2010, 11:01pm
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

I've now changed my mind from Love & Death, my favourite at the minute is 'The Wisdom of the Witch'