One Foot in the Grave

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One Foot in the Grave
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Premiere January 4, 1990
Finale October 16, 2000
Creator David Renwick
Network BBC One
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company British Broadcasting Corporation
Seasons 6
Episodes 35 + 9 specials
Origin UK

One Foot in the Grave is a sitcom that aired on BBC One. Victor Meldrew made redundant from his security job at Watson-Mycroft. His replacement is a talking machine. He soon realises that life around him is not as good as its cracked up to be. Throughout it all, Margaret tries to rise above it all but she too sometimes vents her anger. Victor Meldrew explores the oddities of life and the inane things that we can all appreciate at some stage in our lives.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Richard Wilson Victor Meldrew 1 2 3 4 5 6
Annette Crosbie Margaret Meldrew 1 2 3 4 5 6
Doreen Mantle Mrs. Warboys 1 2 3 4 5 6
Angus Deayton Patrick Trench 1 2 3 4 5 6
Janine Duvitski Pippa Trench 1 2 3 4 5 6
Owen Brenman Nick Swainey 1 2 3 4 5 6

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
BBC One
Season One January 4, 1990 February 8, 1990 6
Season Two October 4, 1990 November 15, 1990 6
Season Three February 2, 1992 March 8, 1992 6
Season Four January 31, 1993 March 7, 1993 6
Season Five January 1, 1995 January 29, 1995 5
Season Six October 16, 2000 November 20, 2000 6

Specials

# Title Airdate
1 Who's Listening? December 27, 1990
2 The Man in the Long Black Coat December 30, 1991
3 Comic Relief Special 1993 March 12, 1993
4 One Foot in the Algarve December 26, 1993
5 The Man Who Blew Away December 25, 1994
6 The Wisdom of the Witch December 25, 1995
7 Starbound December 26, 1996
8 Endgame December 25, 1997
9 Comic Relief Special 2001 March 16, 2001

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series: Region 2
The Complete Series October 16, 2006 12


Season Sets: Region 2
Series 1 August 2, 2004 2


Series 2 May 16, 2005 2


Series 3 August 8, 2005 2


Series 4 April 24, 2006 2


Series 5 August 21, 2006 2


Series 6 October 16, 2006 2


'Best Of' Collections: Region 2
The Best of One Foot in the Grave October 22, 2001 1

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Episode Collections : Region 2
The Christmas Specials November 13, 2006 1

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Complete Series: Region 1
The Complete Collection September 8, 2009 12

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Season Sets: Region 1
Season 1 March 27, 2007 2

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Season 2 March 27, 2007 2

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Season 3 March 11, 2008 2

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Season 4 March 11, 2008 2

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Season 5 February 10, 2009 2

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Season 6 February 10, 2009 2

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Episode Collections : Region 1
The Christmas Specials September 8, 2009 1

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