A thirty-something year-old man named Harold and his elderly father, Albert, work as rag and bone men (collecting and selling junk). Harold is ambitious and wants to better himself, but his... See full summary »
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Wilfrid Brambell Wilfrid Brambell ...  Albert Steptoe 57 episodes, 1962-1974
Harry H. Corbett Harry H. Corbett ...  Harold Steptoe 57 episodes, 1962-1974
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A thirty-something year-old man named Harold and his elderly father, Albert, 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 Rob Hartill

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5 January 1962 (UK) See more »

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Степто и сын See more »

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(2 episodes) | (55 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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When Harry H. Corbett died in 1982 there was a huge attendance of mourners at his funeral service at Golders Green Crematorium, including many famous names from the world of show-business and entertainment, as well as the general public .When Wilfrid Brambell died in 1985, just three people attended his funeral in Streatham: "Steptoe" writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson and a representative sent by the BBC. See more »

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Albert Steptoe: [Albert has placed 'bum' on the Scrabble board] My "bum" is the American word for 'tramp'.
Harold Steptoe: Well, that is where I've got you because you can't use any slang or colloquialisms!
Albert Steptoe: Right then, I'll stick to me English "bum". And that's the part of your anatomy that swells out of the back of your trousers.
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An excercise in brilliant witty comedy
29 August 2004 | by Nicholas RhodesSee 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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