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One Foot in the Grave ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE

Programme: One Foot in the Grave
Broadcast: 1990 - 2000    ( BBC )
Episodes: 42 (6 series)
Starring: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Angus Deayton, Janine Duvitski, Doreen Mantle, Owen Brenman
Written by: David Renwick
Produced by: Susan Belbin, Jonathan Paul Llewellyn
Directed by: Susan Belbin, Christine Gernon
Production: British Broadcasting Corporation More info

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. In the final poignant episode Victor is knocked over by a car and killed.

BSG Review:

"One Foot in the Grave" is great fun to watch because it reminds us that life isn't that bad after all. All the cast are exceptional, especially Richard Wilson as grumpy Victor Meldrew, the pensioner who sounds off about life. It certainly has spawned a famous catch-phrase, all together now... "I Don't Believe It!!!". Voted the " 10th Best British Sitcom Ever " this show is certainly full of laughs.

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