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)
One Foot in the Grave (1990)
Starring: Annette Crosbie, Richard Wilson, Doreen Mantle, Owen Brenman
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.
Agreed. It's actually a plot point of the episode at the end.
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.
Talking rubbish I think, she did die. Maybe you're confusing her with the old lady who fainted?
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.
Deliberate mistake: In the shot where we see the cars in front of Victor's (shortly after Victor gets out of the car and gets back in when the traffic starts moving) you can see that after the white car on the right that there are no more cars even though the episode takes place in a traffic queue! If you listen to the commentary on the DVD, writer David Renwick points out the mistake and informs us that they had a limited number of cars for the shot. (00:11:25)
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."
Victor Meldrew: I wonder what the point is of living? It doesn't seem to get you anywhere.
Victor Meldrew: I don't believe it!
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?
Chosen answer: The episode is 'The Pit and the Pendulum' The first episode of series 4.
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