Post by andrewainsworth on Mar 18, 2006 7:58:21 GMT
In 1962 comedy writer Alan Simpson and Ray Galton wrote a new comedy pilot for the BBC's Comedy Playhouse. Set in a house and a yard full of junk, it featured rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and his unmarried son Harold...
The series very quickly struck a chord with the nation with audience figures broaching twenty million viewers and was recently voted no.15 in Britain's Best Sitcom.
Harold still hadn't escaped from Oil Drum Lane and his old man still clung to a jumble of useless bric-a-brac and a knackered old nag, but by 1963, Steptoe and Son was massive. It regularly attracted audiences of over 20 million in the UK, the catchphrase 'You dirty old man' was firmly established in the public consciousness and Brambell and Corbett had even appeared in character on that year's Royal Variety Show.
1. Wallah Wallah Catsmeat 2. The Bath 3. The Stepmother 4. Sixty-Five Today 5. A Musical Evening 6. Full House 7. Is That Your Horse Outside?
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Last Edit: Aug 22, 2006 10:33:55 GMT by andrewainsworth
Post by andrewainsworth on Mar 18, 2006 8:00:28 GMT
Over here in Australia we have just got this DVD. After have viewing both series one then two, my opnion is that series two was an improvement on one, hence I would probably recommend series two to everyone viewing this for the fisrt time.