Steptoe & Son - Complete Series - £20.00 / World At War - Complete - £15.00 + Other Cheap Boxsets @ Tesco Groceries
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Steptoe & Son - Complete Series - £20.00 / World At War - Complete - £15.00 + Other Cheap Boxsets @ Tesco Groceries

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Found 5th Jan 2010
Being grocery, these may not show up for everyone, it's probably area specific:

Jonathan Creek - Complete Series 1-4 - £15
Sherlock Holmes - Complete - £30
Batman The Motion Picture Anthology 89-97 - £8

25 Comments

Good price for Steptoe

"you derty old man"

my dad would love this!

Great series but the picture quality of most the episodes in the Steptoe & Son boxset are pretty awful though

Tesco groceries ?

Steptoe is £25 online or is this instore ?

Mark5211;7576111

Great series but the picture quality of most the episodes in the Steptoe … Great series but the picture quality of most the episodes in the Steptoe & Son boxset are pretty awful though



Who cares , it's 30 yrs old for God's sake !

PJR;7576200

Who cares , it's 30 yrs old for God's sake !




Im afraid he is correct and if it was taken from 30 year old mastertapes then that would be fine, but the BBC destroyed all the original recordings and re-recorded over them, so a large number of episodes are taken from collectors sources reel to reel recorders etc, the quality is dreadfull, some episodes are barely visable.

PJR;7576200

Who cares , it's 30 yrs old for God's sake !




Its nothing to do with them being 30 years old its that fact that the BBC mass wiped the original tapes and these copies were obtained from old reel to reel tapes, so the picture in a large number of episodes is very grainy something like a 1920s movie.
All the instalments from the first 1970 series and all but two from the second that were originally made in colour only survive in the form of black and white domestic videotape recordings, they were copies made from the master tapes by an engineer at the BBC using a Shibadan SV-700 half-inch reel-to-reel b/w video recorder, a forerunner of the [COLOR=black]video cassette recorder[/COLOR].

PJR;7576189

Tesco groceries ?Steptoe is £25 online or is this instore ?



Steptoe is £25 @ my store too... may be the one in OP is store specific

Steptoe is showing as £20 for me.

If the Sherlock Holmes Complete is the Jeremy Brett one (new packaging) it was £28 in store at Sainsbury's at London Colney last week. Still a good price though.

i used to love watching this!

Regardless of who recorded them or sourced them from , if you like Steptoe & want what is available then you buy the collection . I have watched them on BBC , I never stopped to say , " ooh that looks grainy " , they are what they are , classic comedy .

Simple really .

McGill;7576698

Steptoe is showing as £20 for me.If the Sherlock Holmes Complete is the … Steptoe is showing as £20 for me.If the Sherlock Holmes Complete is the Jeremy Brett one (new packaging) it was £28 in store at Sainsbury's at London Colney last week. Still a good price though.



Can you post a direct link , still £25 here once searched for on the site .

Does anyone know if the Steptoe collection is available in Blu ray :lol:

PJR;7576770

Can you post a direct link , still £25 here once searched for on the site … Can you post a direct link , still £25 here once searched for on the site .



Don't think I can - this is from the Tesco Grocery site not the Entertainment one as in the link posted above. I had to sign in to view it but it uses frames (?) so there doesn't appear to be a direct page for it. It's still there at £20 though.

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2p cheaper at Amazon, and might be more widely available too?

2p cheaper than the Entertainment price, £4:98 dearer than the Grocery price though, as posted by Whizzkid in the OP.

McGill;7576698

Steptoe is showing as £20 for me.If the Sherlock Holmes Complete is the … Steptoe is showing as £20 for me.If the Sherlock Holmes Complete is the Jeremy Brett one (new packaging) it was £28 in store at Sainsbury's at London Colney last week. Still a good price though.



looks like im going to have to change my avatar lol

Mark5211;7576111

Great series but the picture quality of most the episodes in the Steptoe … Great series but the picture quality of most the episodes in the Steptoe & Son boxset are pretty awful though



Really? I bought this exact box set last year for £25 off eBay and the quality seemed fine to me, bearing in mind the history. I really didn't find it an issue at all, certainly not to the level some people have said on here!

Voted hot for a great price for some real classic TV comedy.

Total bargain.

Showing as £20 on grocery site.

Broxy;7583585

Showing as £20 on grocery site.



Link to a page showing it please .

I am looking & can't see anything , even a search brings nothing up .

I wonder if the grocery website is regionalised ?

PJR;7585207

Link to a page showing it please .I am looking & can't see anything , … Link to a page showing it please .I am looking & can't see anything , even a search brings nothing up .I wonder if the grocery website is regionalised ?



I can't link to the grocery section as it just links to the homepage. If you just search for "steptoe" in the search box it should come up, if not I guess the store you get your deliveries from doesn't hold stock of it.

Broxy;7586642

I can't link to the grocery section as it just links to the homepage. If … I can't link to the grocery section as it just links to the homepage. If you just search for "steptoe" in the search box it should come up, if not I guess the store you get your deliveries from doesn't hold stock of it.



Seems to be that , no other explanation for not seeing it on a search .
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