Steptoe and Son (1962–1974)
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Harold almost ties the knot, but his bride gets cold feet, much to the joy of Albert.


Duncan Wood (uncredited)


Alan Simpson (by), Ray Galton (by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Harry H. Corbett ... Harold Steptoe
Wilfrid Brambell ... Albert Steptoe
George A. Cooper ... Uncle Arthur
Rose Hill Rose Hill ... Auntie May
Joan Newell ... Aunt Ethel
Mollie Sugden ... Melanie's Mother
Robert Webber Robert Webber ... the Vicar
Karol Hagar Karol Hagar ... Melanie
Rita Webb Rita Webb ... Auntie Freda
Gretchen Franklin Gretchen Franklin ... Aunt Daphne
Fred Hugh Fred Hugh ... First Man
Leslie Sarony ... Melanie's Father
George Tovey George Tovey ... Second Man
George Hirste George Hirste ... Uncle Ted
Betty Cardno Betty Cardno ... First Woman


A nervous Harold, with Albert as his best man, goes to church to marry Melanie but she turns him down at the altar. Harold only wants to go home to grieve in peace but all the relatives arrive to claim back their presents. At least the honeymoon suite is still booked so Steptoe and Son can have a holiday together. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Harold almost ties the knot.
5 August 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

It's more of a surprise then to see Harold made it as far as the altar, then the heart breaking events that followed.

It's quite a sad affair, as once again we see Harold's hopes and dreams crushed. Just what exactly did the old man say to the bride to be, if it was him that is.

I love that we get two family members, George and Frida, both of whom would later return in on what a beautiful mourning, a shame neither appeared more.

Several actors were recycled throughout the show's time, Joan Newell and Mollie Sugden would each appear in other episodes.

It isn't the funniest, it's more a tragedy, although the laughs do come when a grief stricken Harold lashes out at the greedy family. 7/10

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4 October 1965 (UK) See more »

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