Steptoe and Son (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 ... 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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(2 episodes) | (55 episodes)

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In real life Wilfred was only 13 years older than Harry, but yet played his dad in the series. See more »

Quotes

Harold Steptoe: You are morally, spiritually and physically a festering fly-blown heap of accumulated filth.
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Referenced in The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972) See more »

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Written by Ron Grainer
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An excercise in brilliant witty comedy
29 August 2004 | by (Ile-de-France / Paris Region, France) – See all my reviews

A brilliant exercise in British comedy from the sixties and seventies ! Not one episode fails to please and the dialogues were extremely savoury. A certain number of episodes are available on BBC dvds in the UK region 2. The picture quality of the latter episodes is so good that you'd swear they'd been made yesterday. It is hard to believe that both of these characters have sadly left us but thanks to this series they will live on forever in our hearts and minds ! It appears that in real life, Wilfred Brambell was an exceedingly well-spoken man and didn't have a common accent at all. In one of the episodes involving Harold acting in a play, we do in fact hear Albert speak in a very posh voice albeit very briefly.


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