When Albert's brother George dies it's a surprise to Harold who never knew he existed. The greedy relatives turn up for the funeral, all hoping to be left something - even Albert wants the ... See full summary »

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Wilfrid Brambell ...
Harry H. Corbett ...
George A. Cooper ...
Uncle Arthur
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Auntie Minnie
Rita Webb ...
Auntie Ada
Yvonne Antrobus ...
Caroline
Bartlett Mullins ...
Ted
Tommy Godfrey ...
Uncle Nobby
Queenie Watts ...
Joyce
Stella Moray ...
Elsie
Margaret Flint ...
Jessie
Simon Cord ...
Jeffrey
Gilly Flower ...
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When Albert's brother George dies it's a surprise to Harold who never knew he existed. The greedy relatives turn up for the funeral, all hoping to be left something - even Albert wants the twenty-five pounds he lent George in 1925 for an aborted emigration to Australia. They are all in for a shock when it transpires that George left all his money to animal charities, though at least Albert manages to sneak out a valuable figurine everyone coveted. Written by don @ minifie-1

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6 March 1972 (UK)  »

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Albert had 13 siblings. The late George Nightingale Steptoe was his eldest brother. See more »

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Albert Steptoe: [with a brown ale on the coffin of his brother] This is the first drink I've ever had on him!
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"What a bleeding family!"
2 July 2010 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

Harold's Uncle George has died, meaning another family funeral is imminent. The Steptoe clan would scare even the Mafia, openly fighting one another over the deceased's possessions and money. Even Albert is not immune - he wants back the £25 his brother borrowed off him years ago to go to Australia ( but never went ). At George's house, everyone agrees that only thing of value is the porcelain figure on the mantelpiece...

Another cracking episode, featuring the return of characters from 'And Afterwards At...' in 1965, such as George A.Cooper's money-grabbing 'Uncle Arthur' and Rita Webb's loud 'Potty Ada'. It is a pity they were not to be seen in the film 'Steptoe & Son Ride Again' ( 1974 ). Queenie Watts was in 'Romany Jones' and its sequel 'Yus My Dear', while Tommy Godfrey played 'Arthur in 'Love Thy Neighbour' and 'Sid' the caretaker in 'Mind Your Language'. The late Arthur Negus ( to whom Harold refers ) was an antiques expert who appeared on B.B.C. shows such as 'Going For A Song' and 'The Antiques Roadshow'.

Funniest moment - Albert and Harold wearing suits with bowler hats. Says the latter: "we look like a couple of pox doctor's clerks!".

Second funniest moment - Albert puts a glass on George's coffin and says that it is a momentous occasion as it is the only time he has ever had a drink on him!

Third funniest moment - Caroline ( Yvonne Antrobus ), Harold's cousin, agrees to go on a date with her uncle. Then Albert warns him that because she is Alice's daughter there is a good chance she could also be his sister!


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