PG certificateOne Foot in the Grave is a Sitcom programme that first aired in 1990 and has been classified a PG certificate.

One Foot in the Grave is a 4 star programme

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One Foot in the Grave (1990)

Directed by
Susan Belbin
Christine Gernon
Sydney Lotterby
Gareth Gwenlan

Victor Meldrew (played magnificently by Richard Wilson) is, to say the least, impatient and intolerant. When early retirement falls upon him, he suddenly has plenty of time on his hands to rage against the petty irritations of life.

His long-suffering and patient wife Margaret (perfectly played by Annette Crosbie) has mastered the art of coping with his difficult ways, but at times even she is completely exasperated. Other characters include the Meldrews' neighbours Patrick Trench (a classic role by Angus Deayton), his wife Pippa (Janine Duvitski), Mrs Warboys (the super Doreen Mantle) and Nick Swainey (Owen Brenman).

Originally shown by the BBC in six series from 1990-2000, it's a comedy classic.

Written by

Genre: Sitcom

Running Time: 40 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1990

4/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: UK

When is One Foot in the Grave next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio 4 Extra Tomorrow, 8:30am and on BBC Radio 4 Extra Tomorrow, 1:30pm. See more...

Main Cast

Image for Richard WilsonRichard Wilson...Victor Meldrew
Annette Crosbie...Margaret Meldrew
Doreen Mantle...Jean Warboys, Mrs Warboys, Mrs. Warboys
Image for Angus DeaytonAngus Deayton...Patrick
Owen Brenman...Nick, Nick Swainey
Janine Duvitski...Pippa
Gordon Peters...Ronnie
Valerie Minifie...Mrs Jellis, Woman
Damaris Hayman...Elderly Lady, Receptionist
Image for Christopher RyanChristopher Ryan...McKendrick Twins, Plumber
Michael Robbins...Irate Neighbour, Mr. Killick
John Rutland...Cousin Wilf, Wilfred
Cecily Hobbs...Eye Clinic Nurse, Receptionist
Nick Maloney...Garage Manager, Laverick
Louise Duprey...Lisa, Shirley
Laura Cox...Mrs Ashcroft, Woman
Peter Corey...Mr. Prout
Hilary Mason...Elspeth, Mrs Stewkley
Image for Eric IdleEric Idle...Mervyn Whale, The of
Jonathan Kydd...Chippie Joe, Market Stall-holder