Steptoe and Son (1962–1974)
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When a tax inspector calls to investigate Albert's claim for an allowance for his - long dead - wife, Harold gets him drunk and he agrees to giving 'her' a back-dated pension, though Albert... See full summary »

Director:

John Howard Davies (uncredited)

Writers:

Ray Galton (by), Alan Simpson (by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Wilfrid Brambell ... Albert Steptoe
Harry H. Corbett ... Harold Steptoe
Colin Gordon ... Mr. Greenwood
Edwin Apps ... Official
Peter Madden ... Norman
Carole Roberts Carole Roberts ... Woman
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When a tax inspector calls to investigate Albert's claim for an allowance for his - long dead - wife, Harold gets him drunk and he agrees to giving 'her' a back-dated pension, though Albert has to drag up to claim it and attracts an unwanted admirer. Eventually Steptoe and Son tell the tax office that the lady has died. However, Albert forgot to tell Harold about the fake daughter for whom he was claiming, thus requiring another drag act. Written by don @ minifie-1

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References What Are You Doing After the Orgy? (1970) See more »

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Jerusalem
(uncredited)
Words by William Blake
Music by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Performed by Colin Gordon
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It's a Cinderella story...... of sorts.
29 November 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

You look like old Mother Riley!!!

Albert's been on the fiddle, and time is running out with him, as the island revenue have caught up with him.

It's definitely a classic, trouble is they were all classics during this time, this is just another example of the brilliance that was Steptoe and Son. It looks as if the pair had a lot of fun making this one.

Albert looks hilarious in that getup, he makes for an incredibly funny Gladys.

Colin Gordon is incredible as Mr Greenwood, that scene where he quickly gets smashed and starts slurring, it's incredibly funny.

A classic, 9/10.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1972 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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