Worst & Best One Foot in the Grave Episodes/List

About the Series

Genre: UK Sitcom
Series: 6
Episodes: 42
First Transmission: 1990-2000
Channel: BBC

One Foot in the Grave is a British sitcom written by David  Renwick.

Set in a typical suburb in southern England, Victor takes involuntary early retirement and is stuck at home with his long-suffering wife, Margaret. His efforts to keep himself busy, while encountering various misfortunes and misunderstandings are the themes visited in the sitcom. For a sitcom, the show deals with elements of black humour and visits some very dark places.

The programme came 80th in the British Film Institute’s 100 Greatest British Television Programmes.

Richard Wilson: Victor Meldrew
Annette Crosbie: Margaret Meldrew
Doreen mantle: Mrs Warboys
Angus Deayton: Patrick Trench
Janine Duvitski: Pippa Trench
Owen Brenman: Mr Swainey


Best Episode ( S4 Ep3 )

Hearts of Darkness – The Meldrews, Mrs Warboys and Mr Swainey take a trip to the countryside and find themselves where they end up stranded in a river playing Trivial Pursuit. Victor and Mrs. Warboys later end up with their feet in a concrete block. While searching for help, Victor stumbles across an old-people’s home where the residents are being abused by the staff, and hatches a plan to liberate them.

14 February 1993

Imdb Score [9.0]



Worst Episode ( S1 Ep1 )

Alive and Buried – After 26 years in his job as a security guard, Victor Meldrew is replaced by an electronic box and a recorded message. Contemplating his future at home, sixty-year-old Victor gets a visit from Nick Swainey from the Outward Bound Scheme for the elderly. Victor also has a job interview.

4 January 1990

Imdb Score – [7.6]




Full Episode List

Key:-  Blue highlighted episodes rated in the top half, brown highlighted episodes rated in the bottom half.


Series One

Alive And Buried (1990)

The Big Sleep (1990)

The Valley Of Fear (1990)

I’ll Retire To Bedlam (1990)

The Eternal Quadrangle (1990)

The Return Of The Speckled Band (1990)


Series Two

In Luton Airport, No-One Can Hear You Scream (1990)

We Have Put Her Living In The Tomb (1990)

Dramatic Fever (1990)

Who Will Buy? (1990)

Love And Death (1990)

Timeless Time (1990)

Who’s Listening? (1990)

The Man In The Long Black Coat (1991)


Series Three

Monday Morning Will Be Fine (1992)

Dreamland (1992)

The Broken Reflection (1992)

The Beast In The Cage (1992)

Beware The Trickster On The Roof (1992)

The Worst Horror Of All (1992)


Series Four

The Pit & The Pendulum (1993)

Descent Into The Maelstrom (1993)

Hearts Of Darkness (1993)

Warm Champagne (1993)

The Trial (1993)

Secret Of The Seven Sorcerers (1993)

One Foot In The Algarve (1993)


Series Five

The Man Who Blew Away (1994)

Only A Story (1995)

The Affair Of The Hollow Lady (1995)

Rearranging The Dust (1995)

Hole In The Sky (1995)

The Exterminating Angel (1995)

The Wisdom Of The Witch (1995)

Starbound (1996)

Endgame (1997)


Series Six

The Executioner’s Song (2000)

Tales Of Terror (2000)

The Futility Of The Fly (2000)

Threatening Weather (2000)

The Dawn Of Man (2000)

Things Aren’t Simple Anymore (2000)