The Bargee. Hemel Pike (Harry H. Corbett). Copyright: Associated British Picture Corporation.

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Comedy duos who secretly hated each other

In his 2017 memoir, Matt Lucas recalls "hurling obscenities" at co-star David Walliams during an Australian live tour. The odd blazing row notwithstanding, the pair's relationship has been rosy compared to the bitter feuds that consumed earlier double acts. Here we look back at some of history's most troubled comedy partnerships.

The Telegraph, 23rd April 2020

Hairy moments for Harry H Corbett filming Jabberwocky

I went to a one-off screening of Terry Gilliam's 1977 movie Jabberwocky. Before the screening, Terry Gilliam mentioned what it was like working with Harry H Corbett.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 21st September 2019

Steptoe and Sons: tears of TV's finest clowns

The story behind the comedy great.

Jasper Rees, The Telegraph, 14th September 2016

Harry H Corbett's daughter hails dad's comedy legacy

The late actor's daughter Susannah says her dad helped change the face of sitcoms and that fans still leave notes on his grave.

Emma Pryer, The Mirror, 10th September 2016

New exhibit shows archive pictures of BBC comedians

Compton Verney exhibition charts 60 years of comedy, from Hancock's Half Hour to Miranda Hart.

Mark Brown, The Guardian, 26th June 2016

5 ways Steptoe & Son changed TV comedy

Galton and Simpson will be honoured with the Fellowship at the British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on Sunday 8 May. Here, Catherine Bray looks at how the sitcom has influenced TV comedies since the Sixties.

Catherine Bray, The Telegraph, 5th May 2016

Golden age when TV comedy shaped nation's future

To Harold Wilson's way of thinking, the father-and-son rag-and-bone men of Oildrum Lane, played by Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H. Corbett could cost him the election, if millions stayed at home to watch instead of going out to vote.

Andrew Vine, The Yorkshire Post, 14th January 2014

BBC withdraw Steptoe & Son documentary after complaints

The BBC has had to withdraw DVDs of a programme about Steptoe and Son star Harry H. Corbett after complaints about its portrayal of his second wife.

The Telegraph, 22nd December 2010