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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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Aaron

  • Tuesday 11th March 2008, 12:05am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,751 posts

The first episode, The Offer, originally a one-off pilot from the Comedy Playhouse series, has just started on BBC Four (9 on Freeview, 116 on Sky I think). They're going to be showing the entire first series over the next couple of weeks. :)

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 11th March 2008, 1:10pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,751 posts

The first episode from the series proper, The Bird is on tonight at 11pm.

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Greg

  • Tuesday 11th March 2008, 5:47pm
  • Peterborough, England
  • 141 posts

Here's a nerdish fact about Steptoe and Son that I'm sure Aaron will appreciate! Did you know that the episode 'Divided We Stand' when the house is
divided in two was directed by David Croft of Croft and Perry?

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 11th March 2008, 11:48pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,751 posts

I didn't, no, but that is one of the best IMO, so I'm not entirely surprised!

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Jack Massey

  • Wednesday 12th March 2008, 12:25am [Edited]
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

My favourite episode is Pilgrims Progress. A classic sitcom, one of my favourites . I watch it and notice that it must have had a huge influence on John Sullivan as it is very much like 'Only Fools and Horses' For example the episode 'The Three Feathers' is very much like the Fools and Horses episode 'Cash and Curry'

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Rockabilly

  • Wednesday 12th March 2008, 3:52pm
  • England
  • 167 posts

Sullivan nicked a lot more than that from Steptoe!

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Gordon Bennett

  • Friday 28th December 2012, 6:14pm
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • 19,199 posts

My box set has arrived. I'm really looking forward to it although I think it will take a few episodes before I'm really into it.

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Wwe222 333

  • Friday 28th December 2012, 6:41pm [Edited]
  • Blackpool, England
  • 173 posts

I have just sold Steptoe And Son on VHS because they're on my DVD recorder. I love it. They're not gonna bring it back.

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Gordon Bennett

  • Thursday 3rd January 2013, 9:30am
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • 19,199 posts
Quote: Wwe222 333 @ December 28 2012, 6:41 PM GMT

I have just sold Steptoe And Son on VHS because they're on my DVD recorder.


I wonder who bought it from him.

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Tim Azure

  • Saturday 5th January 2013, 8:43am
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts
Quote: Wwe222 333 @ December 28 2012, 6:41 PM GMT

They're not gonna bring it back.

?

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Gordon Bennett

  • Saturday 5th January 2013, 10:09am
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • 19,199 posts

They're not gonna bring Kall back, hopefully.

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Gordon Bennett

  • Saturday 5th January 2013, 11:57am
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • 19,199 posts

I was surprised seeing John Laurie in an S&Son episode. I didn't know he had appearances in other comedy shows before Dad's Army. I thought he was a "serious" actor who got involved with Dad's Army by accident.

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lofthouse

  • Sunday 6th January 2013, 9:13pm [Edited]
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,939 posts

Something odd about series six

It's in B&W

But about half way through it changes to colour

For one episode

Then goes back to B&W!

Weird