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Steptoe & Son: Complete BBC Series & Christmas Specials (13 DVD Box Set) - £24.24 delivered @ LoveFilm !
Steptoe & Son: Complete BBC Series & Christmas Specials (13 DVD Box Set) - £24.24 delivered @ LoveFilm !

Steptoe & Son: Complete BBC Series & Christmas Specials (13 DVD Box Set) - £24.24 delivered @ LoveFilm !

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The Complete Steptoe and Son Collection.
Series One - Eight Including Two Christmas Specials.

In 1962 a rag and bone cart set out from a junkyard in Shepards Bush and started on a journey that was to last 14 years. Here in one boxset are documented all the stops along the way. The irony was that we didn't want to do a series in the first place. It was meant purely as a 'one off'. It wasn't even called Steptoe and Son. It was called The Offer and was intended as a single episode of a series we were writing called Comedy Playhouse. We were persuaded to turn it into a series by Tom Sloan the then Head of Light Entertainment. Despite his military background and bearing he had remarkable love of and feeling for show business. And he had clout. No focus groups or committees then, If he wanted it, it was done there and then and not in two years time. the deciding factor was the two actors. Having had all our reasons for not doing a series dismissed by Captain Tom we said that if Harry and Willy, two very distinguished straight actors, wished to demean themselves by doing a mere comedy series for the hoi-polloi then we would do it. They bit his hand off. How little did we know about actors. That by the simple act of being in a light entertainment show they would earn ten times that of a drama engagement. Goodbye The Two Gentlemen of Verona, welcome The Two Scruffbags of Shepards Bush.

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Wallah wallah catsmeat, eat brown breat. Do you ever see a donkey drop down dead...

And to think I paid £44 for this when the set first came out... *sobs*

Heat added!

Hot.

I have this set and it does contain a lot of very bad quality episodes.

Blasphemous;6761497

Lukeish warm.... … Lukeish warm.... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Steptoe-Son-DVD/dp/B000VA3J5C/ref=pd_cp_d_h__2



It' £2.74 more ?

philmitchell;6761973

It' £2.74 more ?



Exactly what I was going to say!


I'm sure I read somewhere that they're re-mastering these soon (is that the word!?)? Maybe thats why the price is pretty low? Might be worth a Google and hanging on a while if it is true

love the episode where they separate the house and share half of everything ... especially when footys on and they only have half a screen each to watch !. also the waterbed episode is a classic .

Mark5211;6761876

I have this set and it does contain a lot of very bad quality episodes.



At least you get all the episodes unlike some BBC series where the tapes were wiped and lost for ever (Dads Army, Likely Lads, Dr Who etc)

Seems like a great deal to me, some fantastic writing...long scenes requiring real acting and talent.

Ooooooooh me goolies!

'Aaaaarold!' :-D
The film with the blind greyhound classic English comedy at its best :thumbsup:

Great price!
That's Dad's Christmas present sorted.
3% Quidco too!

Blasphemous;6761497

Lukeish warm.... … Lukeish warm.... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Steptoe-Son-DVD/dp/B000VA3J5C/ref=pd_cp_d_h__2

philmitchell;6761973

It' £2.74 more ?

£2.74 cheaper don't make it HOT in my opinion. 'Luke Warm' at best.

10% is not to be sniffed at.
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