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Simply Genius! That's All There Is To It.,
This review is from: The Complete Steptoe & Son [DVD]  (DVD)
As previously noted this is perhaps Britain's finest comedy, along with The Likely Lads and Porridge there really is nothing to touch them.
I was a little sceptical at first about releasing a boxset of the entire series so soon after the single season discs but there is something rather nice about having the entire show together in one set and I will be buying this for sure despite having the singles, I can always give them to my Nephew.
There really is no point reviewing each season as that has already been done but if you are new to Steptoe then I advise that you buy this set, for one thing it's cheaper than the combined total of the singles and secondly it has a truly lovely cover that will look very nice on the shelf.
Go on! Treat yourself to a comedy show that is not just a classic but is quite simply comedy genius in both acting and writing, and there isn't many of those around.
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Initial post: 13 Feb 2010 21:09:07 GMT
Harold Steptoe,working class hero!
Posted on 10 Jan 2011 23:27:43 GMT
Very good, concise review. I agree with everything you say, but I'd also add Rossiter's works (Rising Damp and Perrin) to the hall of genius.
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2011 10:46:12 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Apr 2011 10:47:55 BDT
Exactly, Leonard Rossiter was a true genius and very sadly missed. I'd also say early 'Only Fools' [up to about 'The Jolly Boys Outing' - 1989] is certainly of the equal of 'Porridge' 'Steptoe' and Rossiter's best work. As for 'The Likely Lad's [as mentioned by the original reviever], i cannot agree it comes anywhere near these British masterpieces.
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 19:33:49 BDT
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At its peak this series was so popular it's credited with influencing a general election, people stayed in to watch this rather than go and vote and swung a tight election.
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 19:34:51 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Nov 2012 03:08:24 GMT
Ha !! Ya missed On The Buses.....
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