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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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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Thursday 13th July 2017, 11:50am
  • England
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Quote: Paul Wimsett @ 13th July 2017, 10:38 AM

Auntie Minnie on Oh What A Beautiful Mourning, of course.

Spoiler Alert! I haven't got to that one yet. ;)

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Paul Wimsett

  • Friday 14th July 2017, 12:33pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Er, is George Nightingale Steptoe in good health?

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Sunday 16th July 2017, 1:54pm
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Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 13th July 2017, 9:20 AM

Watched another outstanding one last night - Pilgrims Progress, where Harold finally agrees to take Albert to have one last look at the killing fields of WW1.

Wilfrid Brambell was absolutely superb and when he started an argument and eventually a punch-up with an American and a Frenchman on board the plane over them being late in the war etc. I was in hysterics.

Brilliant.

Yeah I remember loving that one, that's a typical Galton & Simpson trope, not truly their own but made it their own by picking up British post war attitudes and humour better than anyone else or really applying them before anyone else like Croft & Perry could in Dad's Army which they rightly did. The Britishness of the writing from both above partnerships is enduringly tremendous.EnglandScotlandWales Sorry have to use all these as there's still no union jack here.:O:S

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Sunday 16th July 2017, 3:37pm
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Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ 16th July 2017, 1:54 PM England

ScotlandWales Sorry have to use all these as there's still no union jack here.:O:S

The Wales are not in it anyway, being the outcasts they are with the silly language they insist on nurturing while the rest of the world moves on.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Sunday 1st October 2017, 11:18pm
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Still wading through my box set and they are all gems, but tonight's was "A Star is Born" where Harold is convinced his future lies in becoming a film star via the local AmDram, but his father becomes the star turn purely by accident as they hold the rehearsals at Oil Drum Lane, and I only mention this one because of Wilfrid Brambell yet again turning in a superb comic performance.

When asked if he could do a posh accent (by the producer/writer Trevor Bannister) he does, but then says he can go one better and mimics this Sandhurst officer he met in the war, and this strangulated posh voice he effects had me in hysterics.

That man is soooooo funny. Brilliant!!

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beaky

  • Sunday 1st October 2017, 11:24pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
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Who's seen Steve Coogan's Wilfred Bramble impersonation? Utterly brilliant.

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Statesman Dave

  • Friday 23rd March 2018, 12:53am
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
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Oh, What a Beautiful Mourning on Yesterday right now. One of the very best.

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 7th November 2018, 9:11pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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Very good!

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Wheel

  • Wednesday 14th November 2018, 7:27pm
  • Wakefield, England
  • 414 posts

Best episode for me is Divided We Stand
Brilliant episode

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Chappers

  • Monday 17th December 2018, 10:05pm [Edited]
  • Surreyish., England
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Christmas episode on London Live now. (BBC4)

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Billy Bunter

  • Thursday 20th December 2018, 6:07pm [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
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Just been to see "Steptoe & Son at Christmas" at the Museum of Comedy, Bloomsbury Way, WC1. A very enjoyable two hour performance of 3 classic Christmas episodes. It' on until Sunday 23rd wth matinées on boh Saturday & Sunday. Tickets still available. So, if you're in the area...

http://www.museumofcomedy.com

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Wheel

  • Monday 24th December 2018, 4:06pm [Edited]
  • Wakefield, England
  • 414 posts

Just watching the Christmas specials. I had forgotten how good these specials are. They're a true classic and the 2nd Christmas special is up there as one of the best.

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Billy Bunter

  • Friday 10th April 2020, 8:10pm [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
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This sketch originally featured in BBC's "Christmas Night With the Stars" (1962), starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell. Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, the sketch is now missing from the archives, believed wiped. This is a spirited revival of the original, made with the kind permission of Galton and Simpson, and Tessa Le Bars Management. The sketch features as part of Hambledon Productions' UK Tour of "Christmas with Steptoe and Son" (2018-2021).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOMMOCMMF-k&feature=youtu.be

As you will no doubt be aware, all March - June performances have been cancelled. If you'd like to make a donation to help financially support Hambledon Productions' projects and artists, then you can click on the link below.

https://www.paypal.me/HambledonProductions?locale.x=en_GB