The Best Episodes of One Foot in the Grave

Secret of the Seven Sorcerers

#1 - Secret of the Seven Sorcerers 8.55

Season 4 - Episode 6

Victor is preparing for a meeting of his magician's club. He now has a job as a lollipop man, but is being bothered by hoax calls from the fire brigade. Patrick and Pippa are due to visit the Meldrews' for a reconciliation meal, but Patrick isn't looking forward to the experience.

The Pit and the Pendulum

#2 - The Pit and the Pendulum 8.31

Season 4 - Episode 1

Victor is employing a workman in the garden, although he never seems to do any work. On the other side of the fence, Patrick has acquired a pet daschund called Denzil.

Warm Champagne

#3 - Warm Champagne 8.29

Season 4 - Episode 4

Victor returns from holiday with sunburnt feet. His mood doesn't improve, thanks to rows with the neighbours and the addition of a streetlamp to his bedroom furniture. This gives Margaret a dilemma when she is contacted by Ben, a pleasant man who she met on holiday.

I'll Retire to Bedlam

#4 - I'll Retire to Bedlam 8.20

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.

Directors: Susan Belbin
Tales of Terror

#5 - Tales of Terror 8.19

Season 6 - Episode 2

In Mr. Swainey's production of 'Nosferatu The vampire', the actor who was supposed to play the vampire doesn't show up so Nick asks Victor to take the part. He did. Later, blood was found in Victor's digestive system during a test - after fearing the worst, the doctors discover that the blood was from an undercooked black pudding that was earlier given to Victor by Mrs. Warboys! later that week, whie on their way to visit the dreaded Ronnie and Mildred once more, Victor and Margaret are shocked to discover that Mildred has killed herself while playing a game of 'Happy Families' - they are even more shocked to discover that her body is still hanging outside the house!

Hearts of Darkness

#6 - Hearts of Darkness 8.18

Season 4 - Episode 3

During a trip to the countryside with Mrs Warboys and Mr Swainey, the Meldrews manage to get lost. Victor leaves the others to try to find help.

Descent into the Maelstorm

#7 - Descent into the Maelstorm 8.15

Season 4 - Episode 2

Margaret falls ills to nervous exhaustion that has been building up over the last 34 years. She has little chance for peace and quiet in which to recuperate, especially with Victor's problems with gorilla suits and the waste disposal system. She is however cheered by a visit from an old friend.

The Valley of Fear

#8 - The Valley of Fear 8.14

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.

Directors: Susan Belbin
The Dawn of Man

#9 - The Dawn of Man 8.14

Season 6 - Episode 5

Victor's new fishing hobby leads to an unfortunate encounter with a fly-tipper. Meanwhile, a visit from Patrick's gay twin brother leaves Pippa feeling mentally and physically exhausted, especially when Patrick sits on a cork.

The Return of the Speckled Band

#10 - The Return of the Speckled Band 8.13

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?

Directors: Susan Belbin
The Eternal Quadrangle

#11 - The Eternal Quadrangle 8.13

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.

Directors: Susan Belbin
The Affair of the Hollow Lady

#12 - The Affair of the Hollow Lady 8.11

Season 5 - Episode 3

Victor thinks that the woman in the greengrocers fancies him. Meanwhile, Mrs Warboys has won a wax model of herself and the Meldrews are having problems with their door locks.

Hole in the Sky

#13 - Hole in the Sky 8.09

Season 5 - Episode 5

Patrick is looking forward to his trip to stay with Pippa's brother after an embarrassing visit to an Armenian restaurant in order to attempt to make up with Victor. Meanwhile, the Meldrews are employing a pair of very strange workmen and Margaret is getting jealous of a marionette.

In Luton Airport No-One Can Hear You Scream

#14 - In Luton Airport No-One Can Hear You Scream 8.07

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.

Directors: Susan Belbin
Monday Morning Will Be Fine

#15 - Monday Morning Will Be Fine 8.07

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.

Directors: Susan Belbin
Love and Death

#16 - Love and Death 8.01

Season 2 - Episode 5

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

Directors: Sydney Lotterby, Susan Belbin
Only a Story

#17 - Only a Story 8.00

Season 5 - Episode 2

Mrs Warboys is staying with the Meldrews following the flooding of her house and is starting to irritate Margaret. However, Victor is a lot calmer than usual thanks to the reflexology treatment that he has started receiving.

The Executioner's Song

#18 - The Executioner's Song 8.00

Season 6 - Episode 1

Victor has a new job as a window-cleaner. Meanwhile, Patrick's plans for a quiet birthday are ruined after an unfortunate misunderstanding involving a modern art painting and Pippa finds herself in an adulterous affair.

The Worst Horror of All

#19 - The Worst Horror of All 7.94

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.

Directors: Susan Belbin
''We Have Put Her Living in the Tomb''

#20 - ''We Have Put Her Living in the Tomb'' 7.93

Season 2 - Episode 2

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

Directors: Susan Belbin
Alive and Buried

#21 - Alive and Buried 7.93

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.

Directors: Susan Belbin
The Beast in the Cage

#22 - The Beast in the Cage 7.91

Season 3 - Episode 4

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

Directors: Susan Belbin
The Futility of the Fly

#23 - The Futility of the Fly 7.86

Season 6 - Episode 3

Margaret regrets hiring an attractive cleaner to help around the house. Meanwhile, Mrs Warboys has a couple of nasty frights.


#24 - Dreamland 7.85

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.

Directors: Susan Belbin
Dramatic Fever

#25 - Dramatic Fever 7.82

Season 2 - Episode 3

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

Directors: Susan Belbin