In Victor Meldrew, One Foot in the Grave brought us one of the greatest characters in the history of British situation comedy. David Renwick's multi-award winning creation spawned a catch phrase--"I don't believe it"--that vocalised the sentiments of the perennially disgruntled, the irritated or the plain bewildered. Victor is a superannuated security guard struggling to fill his premature retirement usefully, but he is frustrated at every turn. Coincidences, external forces and events and other people conspire against him. Somehow or other, he always gets the blame,... leaving a trail of walking wounded in his wake, usually led by his long-suffering wife Margaret. This first series, originally transmitted in 1990, contains countless comic moments, many of them truly surreal. But Victor is never a one-dimensional target for our laughter. Indeed, as with the best comedy, we mock him at our peril. None of us get through life without our share of Meldrew moments. Thanks to Richard Wilson's performance--which rightly made him a major television star--he is a rounded human being who genuinely can't understand why he is constantly at odds with the world around him, despite his best efforts. And in Annette Crosbie as the increasingly enraged Margaret, he has the perfect screen partner. --Piers Ford [show more]
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Every episode from all six series of the TV comedy starring Richard Wilson as Victor Meldrew, the archetypal grumpy old man, who has been forced into early retirement and is perpetually enraged by seemingly every aspect of modern life. Series 1 episodes are: 'Alive and Buried', 'The Big Sleep', 'The Valley of Fear', 'I'll Retire to Bedlam', 'The Eternal Quadrangle' and 'The Return of the Speckled Band'. Series 2 episodes are: 'In Luton Airport No-One Can Hear You Scream', 'We Have Put Her Living in the Tomb', 'Dramatic Fever', 'Who Will Buy?', 'Love and Death' and 'Timeless Time'. Series 3 episodes are: 'Monday Morning Will Be Fine', 'Dreamland', 'The Broken Reflection', 'The Beast in the Cage', 'Beware the Trickster On the Roof' and 'The Worst Horror of All'. Series 4 episodes are: 'The Pit and the Pendulum', 'Descent Into the Maelstrom', 'Hearts of Darkness', 'Warm Champagne', 'The Trail' and 'Secret of the Seven Sorcerers'. Series 5 episodes are: 'The Man Who Blew Away', 'Only a Story', 'The Affair of the Hollow Lady', 'Rearranging the Dust', 'Hole in the Sky' and 'The Exterminating Angel'. Series 6 episodes are: 'The Executioner's Song', 'Tales of Terror', 'The Futility of the Fly', 'Threatening Weather', 'The Dawn of Man' and 'Things Aren't Simple Any More'.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. Every episode from all six series of the TV comedy starring Richard Wilson as Victor Meldrew, the archetypal grumpy old man, who has been forced into early retirement and is perpetually enraged by seemingly every aspect of modern life. Actors: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Angus Deayton, Janine Duvitski, Doreen MantleWriters: David RenwickFormat: PALRegion: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)Aspect Ratio: UnknownNumber of discs: 12