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Steptoe & Son - Series Eight  [DVD]
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All six episodes from the eighth and final series of the classic BBC television comedy about the father and son who run a junkyard and scrap metal business, played by Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell. Episodes are: 'Back in Fashion', 'And So To Bed', 'Porn Yesterday', 'The Seven Steptoerai', 'Upstairs, Downstairs, Upstairs, Downstairs' and 'Seance in a Wet Rag and Bone Yard'.
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This season consists of six stories rather than the usual seven and are all in colour, the range of stories is still as fresh and original as the first season back in 1962, I think Galton and Simpson could have gone on forever writing these world class scripts but the disintegrating working relationship of the two leads could be what finally brought the series to an end, we may never know. I do know that the quality of British comedy was a lot poorer for the loss of this wonderful programme.
The stories themselves begin with BACK IN FASHION which deals with two vogue fasion photographers asking if they can use the yard for a photoshoot, Harold dresses up in dark clothes and glasses but the old man is more interested in the ladies dressing room via the keyhole.
AND SO TO BED sees Harold attempt to lure a young lady upstairs but a night of passion ends when she sees a bed bug, it's time for a new bed.
PORN YESTERDAY is the great storyline of Harold bringing home a What-The-Butler-Saw machine, delight turns to disgust as he recognises the "actor" in the film. THE SEVEN STEPTOERAI introduces Albert's new hobby of watching Kung Fu films at the local cinema while Harold is slaving away on the cart.
Later that night the local gangster arrives with a protection racket proposal and some rather large thugs, it's time for the use of Albert's new found fighting skills after been roughed up.Read more ›
Even so we still don't actually have the complete series of either classic comedy, as both the Steptoe Xmas Specials (both excellent) and the three Dad's Army specials remain unavailable on DVD. Surely they will issue them before the end of the year to complete the sets? Then I guess it will be followed by the inevitable boxed set, which is annoying for fans who have bought the series individually. They did this with 'One Foot In The Grave', but this time I'm not going to sell my individual series to buy them all over again!
What of this series? Well having watched them all again (I was familiar with all of them) I think it is only fair to say that this great series was actually in decline and ended at just the right time. Overall this is perhaps the weakest series since the very first one back in 1962, and not a patch on the previous series in 72, which was perhaps the greatest Steptoe series. Four of the six episodes are substandard - 'Back In Fashion', 'The Seven Steptoerai' (although the fight at the end is funny if you haven't seen it before, even though such slasptick isn't what Steptoe is really about), 'Seance In A Wet Rag And Bone Yard' (again Patricia Routledge's OTT performance is funny initially but doesn't bear repeated viewing) and 'Porn Yesterday'. The latter is often referred to as one of the classic Steptoe episodes; I could never understand why.Read more ›
The shows here range from the merely OK'('Seance..."), to the simply sublime,('Upstairs downstairs...'),. Unusually the duo would then move on to radio,(it usually worked out the other way round), with just as much success.
The conniving, devious and selfish Albert continues to con his son, while Harold continues his doomed search for "posh crumpet" and a chance to better himself. What really makes this work,(aside from superb scriptwriting and acting), is the desperation and sadness that underlies the whole thing, they are both desperate and unhappy but they have no-one else and nowhere else to go. it should be miserable but somehow the inspired Galton & Simpson wrote classic lines and situations that made the whole thing hillarious.
If you haven't seen these before then don't hesitate, this is comedy at it's peak and if you have then enjoy them again and again, quoting left, right and centre,("I 'aven't had 'em, I'm pretty sure the 'orse hasn't had 'em, That just leaves that perpendicular ponce upstairs..."),.
If you enjoyed this then try the radio shows, they are just as funny.
Standouts includes 'Porn Yesterday' where Harold discovers an old What the Butler Saw machine and is horrified to see who is the star of the movie, and 'Upstairs Downstairs, Upstairs Downstairs' where Harold is forced to look after his father who is supposedly suffering from a bad back.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this for the residents of the elderly care home where I work. They really enjoyed watching it and it brought back many memories.Published 5 months ago by Lyndylou
I was introduced to Steptoe & Son as a kid by my Mum, and the first episode I watched was "And so to Bed" which stands out for me as my favourite episode. Read morePublished 9 months ago by BITW91
A good laugh from start to finish comedy at it's best.Old but good.Published 20 months ago by Not Happy T