Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 5th October 2017, 3:01 PM
Love 'im as I wade through my box set at the moment, which I am about half way through; but the real revelation for me is I had forgotten just what a class act Wilfrid Brambell was - a superb comedy actor.
The relationship between the Steptoes is a multi layered, complex, and powerfully dark psychodrama. Amid the laugh out loud comedy there is so much pathos, resentment, hate, love, bitterness, and sadness going on. The writers and actors say so much with the things that are unsaid. While Albert can come across as a selfish old man and a grotesque, he does many things to protect Harold and stop him from making a fool of himself. Harold for his part is vain (and selfish too) with ideas above his station. With the same writers there is a lot of Hancock in the Harold Steptoe character. Great stuff.