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Steptoe & Son: Complete BBC Series & Christmas Specials (13 DVD Box Set) - £25.14 delivered @ Hut !
Steptoe & Son: Complete BBC Series & Christmas Specials (13 DVD Box Set) - £25.14 delivered @ Hut !

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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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I recorded the film a few nights ago off Sky and have been trying to get through it ever since. It's quite hard wotk TBH.

Harold ! ............. there did it first !

Great Box set - have watched it about 10 times so far - I think Wilfred Brambell is one of the greatest actors I've seen - certainly the match of any you'll see on the stage.

Great writing - great acting

You Dirty Old Man :thumbsup:

One of my Favourite comedies own all them already but well worth the cash

RedOnRed;5927591

I recorded the film a few nights ago off Sky and have been trying to get … I recorded the film a few nights ago off Sky and have been trying to get through it ever since. It's quite hard wotk TBH.



I didn't think much of the movies to be honest but the TV series were great and this is a great price for the set. One of my favourite shows of all time.

Moneyspider;5933810

Great Box set - have watched it about 10 times so far - I think Wilfred … Great Box set - have watched it about 10 times so far - I think Wilfred Brambell is one of the greatest actors I've seen - certainly the match of any you'll see on the stage.Great writing - great acting



In the film his very first line of it is "blooming w*gs, well they've all got slanty eyes haven't they". The film is littered with that kind of language. Then thirty minutes later they then go to a stag night to salivate over a load of strippers.

I'm not at all Mr PC but it is very dated and distasteful stuff and is best buried some where.

excellent, dads xmas present sorted. Thanks

RedOnRed;5933948

In the film his very first line of it is "blooming w*gs, well they've all … In the film his very first line of it is "blooming w*gs, well they've all got slanty eyes haven't they". The film is littered with that kind of language. Then thirty minutes later they then go to a stag night to salivate over a load of strippers.I'm not at all Mr PC but it is very dated stuff and best buried some where.



did galton and simpson write that ? if so they should be ashamed of themselves (they did indeed write it)

seanjames;5934609

did galton and simpson write that ? if so they should be ashamed of … did galton and simpson write that ? if so they should be ashamed of themselves (they did indeed write it)



Yes they did.

RedOnRed;5927591

I recorded the film a few nights ago off Sky and have been trying to get … I recorded the film a few nights ago off Sky and have been trying to get through it ever since. It's quite hard wotk TBH.



There are 2 films. 1 where Harold gets married is a pretty good feature length.
The other one about the greyhound is just like several half-hour episodes sewn together.

Yes it's dated but brit comedy at its best. BTW i'm Indian but still love it.

buju247;5935127

There are 2 films. 1 where Harold gets married is a pretty good feature … There are 2 films. 1 where Harold gets married is a pretty good feature length. The other one about the greyhound is just like several half-hour episodes sewn together.Yes it's dated but brit comedy at its best. BTW i'm Indian but still love it.



It's the first one where he gets married and i'm just off to try and see it through to the finish.

The trouble with the humour in the film and back then like stuff like Love Thy Neighbour on TV and "Paddy jokes" is that it resulted in a whole generation of school kids and people getting called the same names. I suppose people can now watch this nostalgically and with the most amusing thing being did they really get away with saying that sort of stuff back then.

Ordered and heat added.

To all of you who are taking the PC attitude - I am from Northern Ireland and am, therefore, British. When I go to England I encounter a lot of "Paddy" jokes. That's okay, it goes with the territory (and I'm sure "buju247" agrees with me). I quite enjoy the humour (or "cráic as we say here).

Lighten up people! This series was made tongue-in-cheek - as was so much of the material of the day. Take "Rising Damp" for example. Would anyone accuse the late great Leonard Rossiter of being a racist? No! He was simply ACTING the part to show how silly racist bigots really are - he was showing them up.

Great series, great script, great actors, great price - buy it!

dink;5937385

Ordered and heat added. To all of you who are taking the PC attitude - I … Ordered and heat added. To all of you who are taking the PC attitude - I am from Northern Ireland and am, therefore, British. When I go to England I encounter a lot of "Paddy" jokes. That's okay, it goes with the territory (and I'm sure "buju247" agrees with me). I quite enjoy the humour (or "cráic as we say here).Lighten up people! This series was made tongue-in-cheek - as was so much of the material of the day. Take "Rising Damp" for example. Would anyone accuse the late great Leonard Rossiter of being a racist? No! He was simply ACTING the part to show how silly racist bigots really are - he was showing them up.Great series, great script, great actors, great price - buy it!



For some of us it brings back memories from an era when this sort of stuff was every where, like when ever you switched on the TV and then the language was picked up on and repeated in every day life like on the school playground and at work, etc.

In actual fact the best comedies of that time, which still get repeated, didn't really play up on it.

Good deal - voted hot :thumbsup:

Classic Funny stuff.
Voted hot.
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