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Steptoe And Son. Image shows from L to R: Harold Steptoe (Harry H. Corbett), Albert Steptoe (Wilfrid Brambell). Copyright: BBC.

Steptoe And Son

Albert Steptoe and his son Harold run a rag and bone business. Harold wants to move on in the world and leave home but his plans are always thwarted

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Barry Cross

  • Monday 6th February 2017, 6:23pm
  • Penmaenmawr, United Kingdom
  • 63 posts

Just watching a favourite episode of mine, Men of letters.
It's priceless, the scrabble game and the parish magazine article, brilliant stuff.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Monday 6th February 2017, 6:26pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,391 posts

Me too, many supposed favourites were too contrived.

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Barry Cross

  • Monday 13th February 2017, 6:44pm [Edited]
  • Penmaenmawr, United Kingdom
  • 63 posts

Just seen Divided We Stand on Drama: it's priceless.
What strikes me about Harold, he's a hypocrite, here he appears pretentious in his clothes, sitting in his half of the house. While in other episodes he makes out he's a working class hero.

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BO2307

  • Sunday 11th October 2020, 12:52am [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 posts

The Desperate Hours for me, Wilfred. Harry and the great Leonard Rossiter, magnificent.

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john tregorran

  • Sunday 11th October 2020, 2:32am
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
  • 1,416 posts

I agree BO.
Apparently Leonard's appearance made Harry do some real acting :)

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BO2307

  • Sunday 11th October 2020, 3:11am [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 posts

:D Apparently he didn't get along with Francis de la Tour as she kept making mistakes. Was a bit of a perfectionist, our Mr Rossiter.

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john tregorran

  • Sunday 11th October 2020, 3:41am
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
  • 1,416 posts

Mr Rigsby ...will you kindly extinguish your stick!

But that's for another thread :)

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Thursday 15th October 2020, 10:25am
  • England
  • 17,322 posts
Quote: BO2307 @ 11th October 2020, 12:52 AM

The Desperate Hours for me, Wilfred. Harry and the great Leonard Rossiter, magnificent.

Yes, superb episode, and I think I've mentioned this before - J.G. Devlin, who played the Irish old boy escapee with Leonard Rossiter, was originally up for Wilfrid Brambell's part.
Not a lot of people know that...............

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Wheel

  • Thursday 15th October 2020, 11:27am
  • Wakefield, England
  • 366 posts

Divided We Stand is my favourite love it. A total classic. Desperate Hours is a close 2nd and the Seance episode is a close 3rd for me with Patricia Routledge.

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WarmWasp

  • Thursday 15th October 2020, 6:59pm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 38 posts

'Full House' is a true fav and holds a special significance. I started enjoying Steptoe at 11yrs old, as would watch it with my Grandad, along with Norman Wisdom films. 'Full House' was on a VHS he had, which we enjoyed watching many a time. I've always loved the first half where Harold brings home cheese and Albert rejects to him entertaining a night of gambling at the house.

A: I'm talking about being taken advantage of, making a convenience of my house. You should have asked me! You should have asked me if I mind

H: Alright. Father, have you any objections to me inviting a few friends 'round here for the night?

A: Yes I have.

H: Well HARD LUCK, 'cause they're coming!

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Jamesyp

  • Sunday 18th October 2020, 8:37pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 posts

Desperate Hours gets my vote as well.

There's a line in it where Albert responds to the younger men's ageist jokes and comments by telling them they won't find it so funny when they get old.

Of course, neither Corbett nor Rossiter would see sixty.