One Foot in the Grave

The Big Sleep - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: A minute or so after the health and fitness instructer dies, we see her lying flat out on her back. If you look carefully, you can see her chest moving up and down and breathing despite being dead. (00:13:05)

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Suggested correction: If you actually watch the whole episode you will find she didn't die at all.

At what point in the show did they reveal the instructor didn't die? It was the old lady who had just fainted.

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Agreed. It's actually a plot point of the episode at the end.

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I'm a big fan of this comedy and have probably watched each episode 20 times! I struggle to recall any mention of the fitness instructor not being dead.

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We Have Put Her Living in the Tomb - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: When Victor and Margaret arrive back from her goddaughter's, they find their new wallpaper has been stripped. Margaret then goes up the stairs to bed and through the arch window you can see her stop at the top of the stairs waiting for the scene to end.

drwhoben
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The Exterminating Angel - S5-E6

Revealing mistake: The scene with a bee in the Jag is superimposed.

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The Man Who Blew Away - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: When Victor opens the front door to Mr Foskett and the boys, you can see that the background is actually a painting.

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The Broken Reflection - S3-E3

Revealing mistake: At the very start of the episode, there is some rice with a mouse in. You can tell by the way it moves that it's a machine making it move.

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The Broken Reflection - S3-E3

Revealing mistake: When Alfred is at the station, you can see that the flames are superimposed.

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The Affair of the Hollow Lady - S5-E3

Revealing mistake: When Margaret hits the lady, it is very clear she dosen't actually touch her.

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Love and Death - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: When Victor gets the glass stuck to his head, it's obvious there is a clear piece of plastic to stop the beer spilling out. This is obvious as it never goes past a certain point, but stops instantly.

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Love and Death - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: At the start, the background of the country going by when on the train is very obviously a fake. It sticks out like a sore thumb.

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We Have Put Her Living in the Tomb - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: When Victor and Margaret arrive back from her goddaughter's, they find their new wallpaper has been stripped. Margaret then goes up the stairs to bed and through the arch window you can see her stop at the top of the stairs waiting for the scene to end.

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Trivia: The Christmas Special that aired in 1995, was initially intended as the series' finale, and would have seen Victor being killed while saving Margaret who was being attacked by a madman. The 1997 special was then intended to end the series with Margaret dying from a heart attack brought on from the strain of Victor's misadventures, but on both occasions the production crew got cold feet. It wasn't until the final series in 2000 that the team, in David Renwick's words, "plucked up the courage to kill Victor."

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Question: In what episode of "One Foot in the Grave" does Mr. Meldrew pick up the sausage dog belonging to the next door neighbour as a telephone?

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Chosen answer: The episode is 'The Pit and the Pendulum' The first episode of series 4.

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