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Steptoe and Son 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1962–1974)
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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8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1974   1973   1972   1970   1965   1964   … See all »
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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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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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Had they not been able to secure their first choice of Harry H. Corbett for the role of Harold, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wanted Ronald Fraser instead. 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. You are morally, spiritually and physically a festering fly-blown heap of accumulated filth.
Albert Steptoe: What do you want for your tea?
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Referenced in Favouritism: Michael Portillo's Great British Losers (2005) See more »

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Old Ned
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Written by Ron Grainer
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Степто и сын See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 episodes) | (55 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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