The BEST episodes directed by Susan Belbin

Dramatic Fever
96 votes

#1 - Dramatic Fever

One Foot in the Grave - Season 2 - Episode 3

Victor discovers a new talent - writing comedy. However, his views of comedy are somewhat different from everyone else's, and he finds himself without support.

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''We Have Put Her Living In The Tomb''
154 votes

#2 - ''We Have Put Her Living In The Tomb''

One Foot in the Grave - Season 2 - Episode 2

The Meldrews are given the responsibility of looking after their god-daughter's tortoise.

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I'll Retire To Bedlam
195 votes

#3 - I'll Retire To Bedlam

One Foot in the Grave - Season 1 - Episode 4

After being stuck in the shed for over three hours, then forced to spend an entire day with his eyes closed after a visit to the optometrist, Victor cannot bear the trials of babysitting.

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The Valley Of Fear
178 votes

#4 - The Valley Of Fear

One Foot in the Grave - Season 1 - Episode 3

After being mugged whilst photographing badgers, and having his house sprayed with the phrase 'The Man Who Lives Here Is A Turd', Victor decides to hold a crime prevention meeting.

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The Worst Horror of All
117 votes

#5 - The Worst Horror of All

One Foot in the Grave - Season 3 - Episode 6

Even a shed falling on him cannot upset Victor when he finally gets a new job. However, before starting work he must first contend with some unwanted visitors and a trip to the BBC organised by Mrs Warboys.

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Love and Death
120 votes

#6 - Love and Death

One Foot in the Grave - Season 2 - Episode 5

When the Meldrews visit some friends on the South Coast, Victor is given a surprise.

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124 votes

#7 - Dreamland

One Foot in the Grave - Season 3 - Episode 2

Margaret is having a recurring dream about murdering someone who looks like Victor. However, it's Margaret who is starting to irritate Victor. That is, until she disappears.

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The Eternal Quadrangle
141 votes

#8 - The Eternal Quadrangle

One Foot in the Grave - Season 1 - Episode 5

Although Margaret is glad that Victor finally has a hobby to occupy his time, she is less pleased to discover that it involves painting nudes.

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Monday Morning Will Be Fine
130 votes

#9 - Monday Morning Will Be Fine

One Foot in the Grave - Season 3 - Episode 1

After a burglary Victor decides not to replace his television set in order to give him and Margaret more opportunity to get out of the house. However, a trip to the pub results in a disconcerting experience with an old friend.

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The Beast In The Cage
115 votes

#10 - The Beast In The Cage

One Foot in the Grave - Season 3 - Episode 4

The Meldrews and Mrs Warboys get stuck in Bank Holiday traffic.

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The Broken Reflection
125 votes

#11 - The Broken Reflection

One Foot in the Grave - Season 3 - Episode 3

Alfred, Victor's accident prone brother, is making his first visit from New Zealand for 25 years. Victor is not looking forward to his stay, preferring to act as a neighbourhood vigilante.

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The Man Who Blew Away
31 votes

#12 - The Man Who Blew Away

One Foot in the Grave - Season 5 - Episode 1

The Meldrews play host to a suicidal stranger from the past who they met on holiday 17 years ago. Someone has been tampering with Victor's Christmas Crackers and the Meldrews are decidedly unhappy when their stolen car is finally returned.

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In Luton Airport No-One Can Hear You Scream
128 votes

#13 - In Luton Airport No-One Can Hear You Scream

One Foot in the Grave - Season 2 - Episode 1

When Victor and Margaret return from their holiday, they discover that their luggage has been sent to the other side of the world, and that their house has been burned down.

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The Big Sleep
185 votes

#14 - The Big Sleep

One Foot in the Grave - Season 1 - Episode 2

As retirement throws more problems for Victor Meldrew's retirement, including a next-door neighbour's noisy party, a disturbing and puzzling rash and an atheist funeral, has Victor bitten the bullett?

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Who's for the Vatican?
132 votes

#15 - Who's for the Vatican?

'Allo 'Allo! - Season 5 - Episode 12

Luckily for René, the German Generals end up in Berlin rather than England. Colonel von Strohm and Lieutenant Gruber tell René that he must recover the paintings from the Communist Resistance headquarters. René disguises himself as a Franciscan vicar and sets off with Mimi in the pram, disguised as a baby. Meanwhile, Helga is also heading for the headquarters disguised as a nurse, pushing Herr Flick, disguised as a baby, in another pram. The Italians storm the headquarters and are captured by the Communist Resistance. René manages to recover the paintings but is caught by Denise Laroque and her Communist Resistance.

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René  - under an Assumed Nose
195 votes

#16 - René - under an Assumed Nose

'Allo 'Allo! - Season 5 - Episode 10

The long distance duck is recovered. It was only stunned when Captain Bertorelli shot it. The photograph René took of the invasion map was useless. He decides to leave the Resistance. Michelle tries to dissuade him by telling him she's madly in love with him. Lieutenant Gruber is ordered to arrest René for the attempted poisoning of the Generals. Rene disguises himself as the French General in an attempt to escape the threatened firing squad. Monsieur LeClerc makes him a false nose using plastic explosive by mistake. The nose is accidentally ignited. René throws it out of the window and it blows up Herr Flick.

Beware The Trickster On The Roof
94 votes

#17 - Beware The Trickster On The Roof

One Foot in the Grave - Season 3 - Episode 5

Mr Swainey has brought Victor a present back from his holiday - an unlucky charm. Victor thinks that Mrs Stebbings's tv aerial is laughing at him and his resulting misfortune. Meanwhile, Patrick and Pippa are having problems trying to sell their house.

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Watch the Birdie
199 votes

#18 - Watch the Birdie

'Allo 'Allo! - Season 5 - Episode 9

It's the day of the Generals' conference. The long distance duck is let loose and Captain Bertorelli shoots it. A French General stops off at the Café on his way to the château and is paralysed by Mimi. Officer Crabtree takes his place. At the conference, the Generals eat some 'mints' which are actually 'foam at the mouth' pills. In the ensuing confusion, René manages to photograph a map of the planned invasion.

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The Return Of The Speckled Band
113 votes

#19 - The Return Of The Speckled Band

One Foot in the Grave - Season 1 - Episode 6

Following a food poisoning incident, problems with the electricity man, the Meldrews embark on a well deserved holiday, however this is only the start of their problems?

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Alive and Buried
195 votes

#20 - Alive and Buried

One Foot in the Grave - Season 1 - Episode 1

Victor Meldrew, 60 years old, is at last retiring from the rigors of his security guard job at Watson-Mycroft. Replaced by a talking machine, Victor soon discovers that retirement will give him just as many reasons to be grumpy.

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The Arrival of the Homing Duck
199 votes

#21 - The Arrival of the Homing Duck

'Allo 'Allo! - Season 5 - Episode 8

Alternative name: "The Coming of the Long Distance Duck" René, having been dumped out of the Communist truck, reports to the girls that Denise has vowed to kill them all, so Edith starts hiding in various disguises. Helga reports to von Strohm that the paintings are in the Communist HQ, so they make plans to attack the Communists and recover the art, using Bertorelli and his just-arrived Italian troops. Von Klinkerhoffen comes to report that the German Generals will be arriving for a conference to plan the British invasion, and René is told by Michelle that he will end up doing the catering for the conference and that he must photograph the plans and send them by duck.

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Who Will Buy?
128 votes

#22 - Who Will Buy?

One Foot in the Grave - Season 2 - Episode 4

While Pippa believes that Victor may have murdered an elderly blind man, Victor uses a benefit concert to re-introduce his ventriloquist act.

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No Hiding Place
174 votes

#23 - No Hiding Place

'Allo 'Allo! - Season 5 - Episode 7

Alternative name: "Post-Matrimonial Depression" Denise Laroque escapes from the mineshaft and leads her Communist Resistance fighters in an attack on the Café René. The staff pretend that René is dead so that he can go into hiding disguised as his own father. Colonel von Strohm orders Helga to find René and protect him, since he's the only person who knows where the original paintings are hidden. The Communist Resistance recapture René. Denise decides that he wasn't responsible for the wedding fiasco. She announces her intention to kill Edith, Yvette and Mimi instead.

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The Confusion of the Generals
197 votes

#24 - The Confusion of the Generals

'Allo 'Allo! - Season 5 - Episode 11

The Germans now suspect the French General of trying to poison the German Generals, so René is reprieved. Herr Flick is in traction after being blown up when René's false nose exploded. General von Klinkerhoffen plans to continue the Generals' Conference with local peasants disguised as German Generals at the château and the real Generals disguised as peasants in the Café René. He thinks that the Resistance will blow up the peasants, thinking that they're the real Generals. Michelle arrives at the café to say that a group of British airmen, disguised as onion sellers, will arrive shortly. The German Generals also arrive dressed as onion sellers. There's an air raid and, in the confusion, the wrong group of onion sellers is sent off to England.

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Timeless Time
93 votes

#25 - Timeless Time

One Foot in the Grave - Season 2 - Episode 6

A variety of bizarre factors, including a dead hedgehog, keep Victor awake. And if Victor's awake, Margaret isn't going to get much sleep either.

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