One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)
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At the age of 60, Victor Meldrew is retired from his job as a security guard to be replaced by a box and a recorded message.

Director:

Susan Belbin

Writer:

David Renwick
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Wilson ... Victor Meldrew
Annette Crosbie ... Margaret Meldrew
Susie Blake ... Mrs Inglis
Valerie Minifie Valerie Minifie ... Mrs Jellis
Doreen Mantle ... Mrs Warboys
Owen Brenman ... Nick Swainey
Nick Maloney Nick Maloney ... Garage Manager
Simon Greenall Simon Greenall ... Police Officer
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Storyline

Victor Meldrew, a normal man with a normal life. He is suddenly thrown into turmoil when he loses his job after 26 years of service. Trying to relieve the monotony he decides to perform a magic show at the community centre . Things don't quite go according to plan when his car develops a problem and he is arrested for curb crawling. Written by James Booth

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1990 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Susie Blake and Doreen Mantle would both later go on to star in Coronation Street; Blake played barmaid Bev Unwin from 2003 to 2006, whilst Mantle appeared as Joy Fishwick from 2010 to 2011. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mrs Inglis: Twenty-six years sitting behind a reception desk, what must that do to a man's brain?
Mrs Jellis: I shouldn't think it does a lot of good, myself.
Mrs Inglis: Mmm. I suppose it's a bit like one of those polar bears that just suddenly snap and ends up lumbering round its cage bellowing at everyone in a rather irrational manner.
Mrs Jellis: Huh. Either way it'll be a merciful release. God, early retirement at sixty; you'd jump at the chance.
Mrs Inglis: Anyone would.
Mrs Jellis: How did he take it when you told him?
Mrs Inglis: Oh, great, great. No ...
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