Classic 1960s British comedy series about a thirty-something year-old man named Harold and his elderly father, Albert, who work as rag and bone men (collecting and selling junk). Harold is ...
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Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live amicably together at the junk yard. But Harold, who likes the ... See full summary »
Harry H. Corbett,
Arkwright is a tight-fisted shop owner in Doncaster, who will stop at nothing to keep his profits high and his overheads low, even if this means harassing his nephew Granville. Arkwright's ... See full summary »
Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live amicably together at the junk yard. Always on the lookout for ways... See full summary »
Harry H. Corbett,
Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but ... See full summary »
The Fred Tomlinson Singers
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Wolfie Smith is an unemployed dreamer from Tooting, London, a self-proclaimed urban guerrilla who aspires to be like his hero Che Guevara. He leads a small group called the Tooting Popular ... See full summary »
This prison comedy is based on the popular British television series of the same name. Long time Slade prison inmate Fletcher is ordered by Grouty to arrange a football match between the ... See full summary »
BBC sketch show that while continuing to show the misadventures of a series of popular characters now also introduces a slew of new oddballs and misfits for us to enjoy including Tory Boy and The Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies.
Classic 1960s British comedy series about a thirty-something year-old man named Harold and his elderly father, Albert, who work as rag and bone men (collecting and selling junk). Harold is ambitious and wants to better himself, but his father always seems to ruin his plans, sometimes accidentally and other times deliberately. The pair live in squalor and the father has some disgusting personal habits which continue to embarrass the son. Written by
When he was offered Steptoe and Son, director Joan Littlewood, who ran the acclaimed Theatre Workshop in Stratford East, advised Harry H. Corbett not to take the role. She argued a TV sitcom was beneath him as an actor and he was capable of much better and higher quality work, (earlier in his career he had been described as "the British Marlon Brando" for several major stage roles,and looked set for major stardom). Corbett, of course, ignored the advice and although the series brought him fame and relative financial rewards, Littlewood was proved right as his career suffered as he became typecast and was unable to escape the character of "Harold" and break back into more dramatic parts. See more »
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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I recently looked back on these and was horrified to see what I once found funny. The characters are so bitter and twisted both in personality and attitude. I found myself not laughing but disgusted at what I was seeing, the writing's "comedy" seems to come from the hatred the characters spew at each other and I find that no longer funny but sad and a despicable to be called funny.
If you step back and look at something with a fresh perspective it's amazing how clear it looks in a new light, and this one just reeks of all things bad. Acting aside because I did think Harry H. Corbett could've done much better things, it's a shame the cast got stuck and will be remembered for this cesspool of a show.
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