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  • Actors: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Doreen Mantle, Owen Brenman
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 9 May 2005
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00077284M
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,991 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Victor Meldrew (Richard Wilson) is the archetypal Grumpy Old Man, forced into early retirement and enraged by seemingly every aspect of modern life. Tolerated by his wife Margaret (Annette Crosbie), Victor loathes his neighbours Patrick and Pippa Trench (Angus Deayton and Janine Duvitski), hates his wife's best friend Mrs Warboys (Doreen Mantle) and finds himself constantly at odds with the world in which he lives. Bringing together all six episodes of the second series, this collection of the BBC television comedy sees Victor return from holiday to find his house has burned down; be suspected of murdering an elderly blind man, and struggle to look after his god-daughter's pet tortoise. Episodes are: 'In Luton Airport, No-one Can Hear You Scream'; 'We Have Put Her Living in the Tomb'; 'Dramatic Fever'; Who Will Buy?'; 'Love and Death', and 'Timeless Time.'

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Louise Stanley on 7 Dec. 2005
Format: DVD
Victor and his wife come home from holiday to find their home ruined and the neighbours less than happy to see them home. Not quite the best beginning to a comedy series, but somehow the writers of this excellent series (and Christmas special) have managed to tame some of the anarchism of the first series and mould it into the shape of things to come.
Moving into their new home, they encounter Angus Deayton and Janine Duvitski (alias Patrick and Patricia), the inspired additions to the Meldrews' lives who provide a useful foil for Victor's irascibility. Mr Sweeney (who seems to have driven the previous occupant to suicide with his over-enthusiasm for assisting the elderly) is a retread from series one. The series - daringly for an early episode - goes into dialogue mode when Victor and Margaret spend a sleepless night carping at one another. (Annette Crosbie always managed to give as good as she got, though she always seemed to come off as the innocent victim of Victor's tirades).
The best storyline is reserved for the 1990 hour-long Christmas special, where Victor mellows enough after hearing of a family tragedy which he may have exacerbated to assist at a homeless shelter with a vicar who has lost his faith (father to Patricia). A mix-up with wine, presents and 200 garden gnomes provokes the silliness.
A welcome relief from politically correct post-modern comedies made nowadays. I always live in hope that someday someone might rediscover the art of writing a simple sitcom like One Foot. Until then - more DVDs, please!!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Jan. 2006
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Yes, I bought myself a multiregion DVD player in order to enjoy this wonderfully brilliant series because it looks as though it will never be released for region one in North America. At the end of the day, I'm just glad to have this terrific comedy to enjoy over and over. Good scripts, great acting and laughs that keep coming. One of the best of the BritComs.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dr Evil TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Oct. 2007
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Series 2 of 'One Foot In The Grave' begins when Victor Meldrew (Richard Wilson) and his wife Margaret (Annette Crosbie) return from their holiday in Athens to find that their house has been burnt down and demolished. After several months of arguments with insurance companies, the couple then move into their new home down the road, living next door to Nick Swainey (Owen Brenman) and his bed-ridden (and unseen by the viewer) mother, and Peter and Pippa Trench (Angus Deayton & Janine Duvitski) on their other side.

Throughout the 6 absolutely hilarious episodes in series 2, Victor manages to cremate a live tortoise, have a house-warming party in the wrong house, write a script and also show off his ventriloquist skills. In addition to the 6 episodes is the hour-long 1990 Christmas special on the bonus disc, which is equally as funny as the series itself, adding a little more extra value for money.

Again this is yet another essential DVD purchase that is also one of the funniest British comedies of all time and a show that can be watched over and over again. This series also goes for a bit more darker humour, focussing on matters such as death and murder, but the outcome is overall still very, very funny.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Ross Maynard VINE VOICE on 7 Nov. 2006
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Series Two of "One Foot in the Grave" gains confidence on the first series and begins to get more outrageous in its comedy. Hilarious stuff. This series introduces the "I don't believe it" catchphrase, and also involves other characters more. In particular it brings in Angus Deayton and Janine Duvitski (Patrick and Patricia)- inspired casting !. Marvellous. I can't wait to get the rest.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dread on 16 Feb. 2011
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bought this dvd for my husband, it kept him quite for hours, well if you could get over the laughter coming from another room,
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I had this disc in my box set but stupidly damaged it in a machine on holiday. SO relieved to be able to replace it at a reasonable price. By far the most entertaining and cleverly staged Christmas special ever. Absoutely love it so you can guess what my poor family will be made to watch on boxing day!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 25 Nov. 2005
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Once again Richard Wilson has hit our screens on dvd as grumpy old Victor Meldrew in his never ending life of misery. The second series excels from the first as we see Victor struggle through every day life, always finding something to complain about as usual. As well as dealing with his own problems, he also persists in making life hell for his wife mgt. and the whole neighbourhood in general. Of course we are subjected to his hilarious catchphrase "i dont believe it" throughout the dvd. Also included with the series is the 1990 christmas special which is not to be missed and provides an hour of uncontrolable laughter. I would fully recommend this dvd as a gift for someone else or just something for you to watch yourself to pass the time and laugh at someone elses problems for once.
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i brought these dvd for my husband for christmas both of us enjoyed watching them over the xmas holidays thank you
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