One Foot In The Grave: Complete Series 1-6 DVD £17.85 @ Zavvi.com (without Walkers "Rainy Days" codes) [11 DVD set]
One Foot In The Grave: Complete Series 1-6 DVD £17.85 @ Zavvi.com (without Walkers "Rainy Days" codes) [11 DVD set]

One Foot In The Grave: Complete Series 1-6 DVD £17.85 @ Zavvi.com (without Walkers "Rainy Days" codes) [11 DVD set]

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Who would have thought retirement could be so chaotic? Certainly not querulous Victor Meldrew, one of tree-lined suburbia's perennial complainers, or his long suffering wife Margaret. When he's forced to take early retirement, Victor suddenly has plenty of time on his hands to rage against the petty annoyances of life. But there's one thing to remember in the Meldrew household - whatever can go wrong often does and it usually spells disaster for Victor...

Series 1:

1. Alive and Buried
2 The Big Sleep
3 The Valley of Fear
4 I'll Retire to Bedlam
5 The Eternal Quadrangle
6 The Return of the Speckled Band

Series 2:

1. In Luton Airport, No-One Can Hear You Scream
2. We Have Put Her Living In The Tomb
3. Dramatic Fever
4. Who Will Buy?
5. Love And Death
6. Timeless Time

Series 3:

1. Monday Morning Will Be Fine
2. Dreamland
3. The Broken Reflection
4. The Beast In The Cage
5. Beware The Trickster On The Roof
6. The Worst Horror Of All

Series 4:

1. The Pit and the Pendulum
2. Descent into the Maelstorm
3. Hearts of Darkness
4. Warm Champagne
5. The Trial
6. The Seceret of Seven Sorcerers

Series 5:

1. The Man Who Blew Away
2. Only A Story
3. The Affair Of The Hollow Lady
4. Rearranging The Dust
5. Hole In The Sky
6. The Exterminating Angel
7. The Wisdom Of The Witch (Christmas Special episode)

Series 6:

1. The Executioner's Song
2. Tales Of Terror
3. Futility Of The Fly
4. Threatening Weather
5. The Dawn Of Man
6. Things Aren't Simple Anymore

Number of Discs: 11; not the more expensive 12 DVD set (see comment #5)

.... Bonus points for the first person to post the immortal line...


I got this for my daughter as she love watching this, Paid £17.99 for this a few months ago so this is a good price with a 10% voucher aswell.

Original Poster

Now "sold out" (new price: £53.85).

Marked as 'Expired'.



This isn't expired. It's listed on the Zavvi site twice... once is £53 and sold out, other is £17.95 and available...

Original Poster

When I marked this thread as 'Expired' the link to the product page that previously showed £17.85 had been changed to £53.85.

Without making any changes to the details of the thread, the link now points to the £17.85 product again.

I have asked for the thread to be reinstated (not 'Expired').



Original Poster

For clarity:

The item linked to the [go to deal] button is as described above (with 11 DVDs in the set).

Zavvi.com also list a similar item (currently priced at £53.85 & "sold out"). That item has 12 DVDs & has additional ("Christmas Special") episodes (not just Series 5 "7. The Wisdom Of The Witch (Christmas Special episode)" as is included with the item in this "deal" listing):

[ zavvi.com/dvd…tml ]

Disc One - Series 1:
Forced into taking early retirement, Victor Meldrew optimistically tries to adjust to years of leisure with his wife Margaret. If only events - coincidences, misunderstandings, bureaucratic inefficiencies and sheer bad luck - didn't conspire against him.
- Alive and Buried.
- The Big Sleep.
- The Valley of Fear.
- I'll Retire to Bedlam.
- The Eternal Quadrangle.
- The Return of the Speckled Band.

Discs Two and Three - Series 2 and 1990 Christmas Special:
Life continues to throw more slings and arrows at Victor as he and Margaret move to a new house. Next door, the cheerful but terminally boring Nick Swainey seems intent on disturbing Victor's peaceful retirement, while on the other side Patrick and Pippa's lives are made a misery from the moment they first meet the Meldrews.
- 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.
- Timeless Time.
- Who's Listening (1990 Christmas Special).

Discs Four and Five - Series 3 and 1991 Christmas Special:
The third series saw Victor Meldrew and the regular victims of his chaotic retirement settled as an essential part of the nation's viewing. Around 16 million viewers would regularly witness the Meldrew principle in full flow: whatever can go wrong always does and usually it spells disaster for Victor.
- Monday Morning Will Be Fine.
- Dreamland.
- The Broken Reflection.
- The Beast In The Cage.
- Beware The Trickster On The Roof.
- The Worst Horror Of All.
- The Man In The Long Black Coat (1991 Christmas Special).

Discs Six and Seven - Series 4 and One Foot In The Algarve Special:
Is it a personality defect, bad karma or sheer rotten luck that sets Victor Meldrew apart from the human race? Anything that can go wrong - and quite a things you wouldn't think possible - invariably befall our hero. Not that he accepts each setback phlegmatically...
- The Pit And The Pendulum.
- Descent Into The Maelstrom.
- Hearts Of Darkness.
- Warm Champagne.
- The Trial.
- Secret Of The Seven Sorcerers.
- One Foot In The Algarve (A Classic Christmas Special).

Discs Eight and Nine - Series 5 and 1995 Christmas Special:
It's not as though retirement has given Victor Meldrew more leisure time. He just has one more opportunity to complain bitterly, to let inconsequential matters get to him, to drive his wife Margaret around the bend and to look up new illnesses in his medical dictionary.
- The Man Who Blew Away.
- Only A Story.
- The Affair Of The Hollow Lady.
- Rearranging The Dust.
- Hole In The Sky.
- The Exterminating Angel.
- The Wisdom Of The Witch (1995 Christmas Special).

Discs Ten and Eleven - Series Six:
The grim reaper finally gets to Victor Meldrew. He may not arrive in the form of a strangely-shaped unordered parcel, as a workman with the intellect of an orang-utan, or even as Meldrew-fixated, ex-neighbor Patrick, but he better be prepared to listen - Victor might have a few complaints to make...
- The Executioner's Song.
- Tales of Terror.
- The Futility Of The Fly.
- Threatening Weather.
- The Dawn Of Man.
- Things Aren't Simple Anymore.

Disc Twelve - The 1996 and 1997 Christmas Specials:
In these two feature length episodes Victor reaches new heights of frustration, despair and exasperation - dragging Margaret and anyone else in the vicinity into the maelstrom with him. Featuring many viewers' favourite scenes - including the Meldrew 'Surgical Support Recycling Centre' and the indecent exposure identity parade - these are priceless episodes from a magnificent series.
- Starbound.
- Endgame.



Original Poster

The Zavvi.com product page for the 12 DVD set also mentions "Special Features":
Special Features

* Commentary on "The Beast In The Cage" (Series 3) with David Renwick and Richard
* Commentary on "Hearts of Darkness" (Series 4) with David Renwick and Richard Wil
* Commentary on "The Man Who Blew Away" (Series 5) with Richard Wilson and David R
* Commentary on "The Executioner's Song" (Series 6) with David Renwick and Richard
* "I Don't Believe It - The Story Of One Foot In The Grave" (Disc 11).



Ordered, thanks OP!

Original Poster


Ordered, thanks OP!

You are very welcome.

Have you received a despatch notice (by e-mail), or even had the item delivered, yet?



This new repackaged version(BBCDVD3328) says Feature Length-22hrs 26mins on box
The old version of the box set (BBCDVD2115)saysFeature Length-24hrs 42mins on box
What has been left out of this new version as i thought both were complete?
I have checked both together in HMV and they are both 12 discs
The new repacked version (BBCDVD3328) in in a slimmer box with slim dvd cases.
and has purple BBC logo top left.
New version of Box Set
Old version of Box Set below

Edited by: "jtone" 16th Nov 2010

It's OK they're the same running time! I got this email from 2 entertain Video Ltd.

"The content of the two releases is identical. Unfortunately the original
run times were incorrect and they were corrected for this repackage. We
have now deleted the original release and although stores may hold some
stock still, they are unable to order any more from us.
I would like to reiterate both releases are identical in content."

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