Victor Meldrew is a retiree who attracts bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margeret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with neighbors.
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 Victor Meldrew (44 episodes, 1990-2001)
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 Margaret Meldrew (43 episodes, 1990-2001)
Doreen Mantle ...
 Mrs Warboys / ... (18 episodes, 1990-2000)
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 Nick Swainey (15 episodes, 1990-2000)
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 Patrick (14 episodes, 1990-2000)
Janine Duvitski ...
 Pippa (14 episodes, 1990-2000)
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In this classic bitter-sweet sitcom from award winning writer David Renwick, Richard Wilson plays the short tempered Victor Meldrew, a man who doesn't suffer fools gladly and to his misery frequently encounters them as well as a bad case of misfortune. His long suffering wife Margrat played by Annette Crosbie struggles to cope with her husbands rants against the world and the bad luck that befalls them. The hilarity that ensures his also underpinned by a poignant and often darker edge little seen in most sitcoms. Written by Robert McElwaine

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Who would have thought retirement could be so chaotic?

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4 January 1990 (UK)  »

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Richard Wilson initially turned down the role because he thought he was too young to play a 60-year-old character, as he was only 54 when the series was first broadcast. It was almost offered to comedian Les Dawson before Wilson changed his mind. See more »

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[repeated line]
Victor Meldrew: I don't believe it!
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26 May 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

if anybody has been set upon by a company, felt hard done by in life, thought as if people aren't as moral as they should be, this is the programme that they should watch. Some people may feel that it is predictable but it does so with intelligence and humour that is such that the viewer doesn't care if they have guessed the ending or not, the programme relies on receiving the empathy of the viewer which I believe, for the most part, this programme achieves extremely well. Very well written, very well acted, and extremely missed.


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