One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)
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The Executioner's Song 

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.


Christine Gernon


David Renwick, David Renwick (by)




Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Wilson ... Victor Meldrew
Annette Crosbie ... Margaret Meldrew
Angus Deayton ... Patrick
Hassani Shapi Hassani Shapi ... Rajeev Jamal
Cliff Kelly Cliff Kelly ... Roger
Janine Duvitski ... Pippa
John Harding John Harding ... Warren
Lorraine Kelly ... Lorraine Kelly
David Renwick David Renwick ... Derek Pangloss
Auriol Smith Auriol Smith ... Mrs Fairley
John Hales ... Workman
Rae Baker Rae Baker ... Sally
Stephen Bateman Stephen Bateman ... Mr Jefferson


Victor is caught up in a police raid on a brothel run in the Chinese restaurant he has innocently visited. Meanwhile, one of the customers on his window-cleaning round is an artist so he sees an opportunity to please Patrick with a painting for his upcoming birthday; and at the Chinese restaurant, Pippa gets drunk and has a one-night stand. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

16 October 2000 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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One Foot In The Grave's writer, David Renwick, makes a cameo appearance on the Meldrew's TV, as a gentleman being interviewed on Irritable Bowel Syndrome. See more »

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Back for a final series. Great start.
1 November 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Patrick's now in rehab, following his many fallings out with Victor, Pippa seeks an escape from Patrick.

Back for a final run, Series 6 starts off with a really funny episode, initially we're glad to see Victor back in employment, but sadly it hasn't done much for his mood.

Wonderfully black humour, it's loaded with gags and Jokes, from the Chinese restaurant and giant television, to poor Margaret's dodgy job.

As always Victor is trying to do something nice for Patrick, and his good intentions are of course taken the wrong way.

The magic was still here. 8/10

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