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

Steptoe And Son

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1962 - 1974
  • 57 episodes (8 series)

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. Stars Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H. Corbett.

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The 50 best TV comedies of all time - ranked

From cult classics to sitcom royalty, we've assembled the definitive list of TV comedy greats - but has Mrs. Brown's Boys made the grade?

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 20th June 2024

The 25 funniest Christmas comedy TV specials of all time

The comedy special is as much a part of British Christmas as a family row and mountains of sprouts. This year, comedy shows from Motherland and The Detectorists to Mrs Brown's Boys and Ghosts are returning with festive specials to round off 2022. To celebrate, we countdown the greatest 25 Christmas comedy specials of all time.

Tom Fordy, The Telegraph, 23rd December 2022

BBC Four to repeat comedy classics

To link in with the celebrations of 100 years of the BBC, from Saturday 22nd October BBC Four will begin broadcasting classic episodes of sitcoms and sketch shows.

British Comedy Guide, 14th October 2022

Classic sitcom documentary coming to DVD

A 1970 Dutch TV documentary about British sitcoms is to be released on DVD. The programme goes behind-the-scenes on comedies including Steptoe And Son, Hark At Barker and Please Sir!.

British Comedy Guide, 28th April 2022

100 BBC TV gamechangers

The Sooty Show, Goodness Gracious Me and Hancock's Half Hour have been named amongst 23 comedy titles in a BFI list of the 100 most important television programmes from the BBC, as the broadcaster marks its 100th anniversary.

British Film Institute, 28th April 2022

10 best British comedy Christmas specials, according to IMDb

Fans of British comedies eagerly await their favorite show's Christmas specials. These are the 10 best according to IMDb ratings.

Dalton Norman, Screen Rant, 18th December 2021

All of life can be found in a good sitcom

Highbrow dramas and earnest documentaries are often held up as mirrors but shrewd historians know to look at comedy.

Libby Purves, The Times, 31st May 2021

What's the optimum number of series for a sitcom?

We try to pinpoint the TV comedy sweet spot, where 'sharp and consistent' has yet to become 'laboured and cliched'.

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 27th July 2020

Poll reveals the best sitcom Christmas specials

The finale of The Office has been voted as the best TV Christmas sitcom special by readers of Radio Times.

British Comedy Guide, 11th December 2019

British comedy remakes that hit and missed in the US

The Office landed, while The Inbetweeners floundered - so what makes a good US remake?

Ben Allen, Radio Times, 29th May 2019

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