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One Foot in the Grave

The Collected BBC Radio Comedies
Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
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Crabby, crusty, and curmudgeonly he may be, but Victor Meldrew, played brilliantly by Richard Wilson, voices the exasperation of the once silent majority. Accompanied by his long-suffering wife, Margaret (Annette Crosbie), Victor's howlingly funny battles against what he perceives as modern-day ills have turned him into one of the great comic creations of our time. 

This collection gathers three of the best TV episodes from the well-known BBC 1 series and an additional four scripts that were specially adapted for radio by One Foot in the Grave creator David Renwick and fully rerecorded by the cast.

The episodes are:
'Alive and Buried': made redundant at 60, Victor Meldrew has plenty of time on his hands, except now he has to contend with Age Concern workers and unreliable mechanics.

'Timeless Time': it's nighttime. Victor can't sleep, which means that Margaret won't be able to either.

'In Luton Airport No-one Can Hear You Scream': Victor and Margaret return from holiday to find their home has been demolished.

'The Beast in the Cage': Victor encounters road rage when he's stuck in a bank-holiday traffic jam.

'The Man in the Long Black Coat': following the garden gnome incident, Victor Meldrew's feud with neighbour Patrick continues apace. Added to that, Victor has also bought some radioactive manure for his allotment.

'The Broken Reflection': Victor is acting as a neighbourhood vigilante and is not looking forward to his accident-prone brother coming to visit from New Zealand.

'The Trial': although selected for jury service, Victor hasn't yet been required in court. However, he is still on call and therefore stuck at home all day. Can he survive the boredom?

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I don’t believe it at last together in one collection

1 foot in the grave was one of my favourite situation comedies growing up, so I was delighted to see this collection available on audible of the complete radio adaptations. Although only a tiny subset of all the episodes add, this collection is hilariously funny and for anyone who hasn’t had the opportunity to listen to 1 foot in the grave, a really good taster of what it might be like to watch. Anyone who has the DVD box set, this is a great companion and well worth a listen :-)

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