TV Series | | Comedy, Drama
Victor Meldrew is a retiree who attracts bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margaret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with neighbors.
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.
And so the teacher made me read that story out to the class. And everybody laughed. And he did that because basically he was a bastard. But I thought about the budgie that didn't die, who stayed behind in the cage, and realised it was the same thing...