One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)

The Affair of the Hollow Lady 

Local greengrocer Millicent takes a fancy to Victor and attempts to lure him to her house when he misses a football match.



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Episode complete credited cast:
... Victor Meldrew
... Margaret Meldrew
... Nurse
Edna Monterel ... Woman in Hospital
... Mrs Warboys
... Millicent
Nick Maloney ... Laverick


Due to having very secure new locks fitted the Meldrews have difficulty getting into the house - unlike the burglar who steals their fridge. Confusion reigns when Mrs Warboys is reported to be in hospital after an accident and the heavily-bandaged lady the Meldrews visit turns out to be someone else. But the last straw comes for Margaret when Millicent,the local green-grocer,suggests she and Victor are having an affair - so Margaret goes to see her,with a pair of boxing gloves behind her back. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

8 January 1995 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The episode must have been filmed sometime in 1994: the football match Victor had a ticket for was Arsenal v Torino. The game in question actually took place in 1994, not 1995 when the episode aired; the two teams played against one another twice in 1994 on the 2nd and 15th March: the first match was a draw, and the second match was won 1-0 to Arsenal. See more »


[first lines]
Victor Meldrew: The absolute limit that was. You wouldn't believe that anyone could pick their nose all the way through 'Dances with Wolves', would you? Three and a half hours I had to sit next to that. And always the right nostril; he never touched the left one. Always the one at *my* side! You'd think he was digging the channel tunnel. Really. Come on, what's the matter? I'm ruddy freezing out here.
Margaret Meldrew: It won't turn! It's jammed again, bloody thing!
Victor Meldrew: You're joking, surely. Here, give it here. I ...
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