Classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful 'rag and bone' business (collecting and selling junk). Harold (the son) wants to ... See full summary »
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Wilfrid Brambell ...
 Albert Steptoe (57 episodes, 1962-1974)
Harry H. Corbett ...
 Harold Steptoe (57 episodes, 1962-1974)
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Classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful 'rag and bone' business (collecting and selling junk). Harold (the son) wants to better himself but his father always seems to ruin things, sometimes accidentally and other times deliberately. The two live in poverty and the father has some disgusting habits which continue to embarrass the son. Written by Rob Hartill

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The Steptoes' fictitious residence is Mews Cottage, Oil Drum Lane, Shepherd's Bush, London. See more »

Quotes

Harold Steptoe: You are a dyed-in-the-wool, fascist, reactionary, squalid little, 'know your place', 'don't rise above yourself', 'don't get out of your hole' - complacent little turd.
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Featured in When Steptoe Met Son (2002) See more »

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Old Ned
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Written by Ron Grainer
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As Good As It Gets
22 June 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Along with Rab Nesbitt this is equally my top of British comedy. The worst episode holds more laughs than the best of anything else. The idea is so simple in real terms but holds so much span of internal conflict and emotional war. Father and son material, as most men know is like a battlefield of top dogism..Here we have a 40 year old man living with a father who has been widower for the same time with equal demons to come to terms with. If any man out there who had a father who could play football or cards better than him then this is for you. Apart from all this social comment the script was so funny and witty it can be often funny without empathy. Whatever funny you're after , this has it!


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