I agree with part of one of the other reviews, in that the BBC have made little effort with these dvd releases. I feel though, that the earlier series of Steptoe and Son are the best because they are dark and sometimes 'unfunny' displaying a good instinct for pathos. Harold is quite cruel to Albert in 'The Bonds that Bind us' but it IS actually for his own good and the dark nature of the material makes it all the more interesting. There are some good episodes here, so it is worth having. The BBC should have made more effort on improving the quality though.