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

BBC One sitcom about an old man. 42 episodes (6 series), 1990 - 2000. Stars Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Doreen Mantle, Owen Brenman and others.

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Margaret goes missing after suffering a nightmare. Victor has an interesting encounter with a chimpanzee at the local fete.

Further details

Victor returns from a disastrous shopping trip in a very bad mood, because one of his shoes which has had put in to be repaired has been lost; but not all is lost if one is to look on the bright side: at least he was offered a half-price deal! For some reason this makes him angry rather than happy... He's then upset to have lost a game of Scrabble against Nick (even though he drew 7 Es). He goes to buy a pair of black shoes but discovers that they're still on the feet of the man who dies in them!

Shortly after this, Margaret goes missing without any explanation, and Victor and Jean spend a great deal of time worrying about her and looking for her. A long while later, Margaret returns by surprise when Victor finds her in bed, and she then explains to Victor that she went for a spontaneous break for a time of inner healing. After that brief reflective moment in the episode, the next day Victor goes to a garden fete run by Nick, where one of the P.G. Tips chimpanzees quickly leaps onto Victor because she finds him very attractive, it seems!

Broadcast details

Sunday 9th February 1992
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Richard Wilson Victor Meldrew
Annette Crosbie Margaret Meldrew
Doreen Mantle Mrs. Warboys
Owen Brenman Nick Swainey
Guest cast
Damaris Hayman Elderly Lady
Julie Hewlett Policewoman
Barbara Grant Lady in Tea Shop
Annette Kerr Lady in Tea Shop
Enn Reitel Tramp
Writing team
David Renwick Writer
Production team
Susan Belbin Director
Susan Belbin Producer

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