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A lacklustre effort from the Beeb
on 31 October 2001
If you're a fan of Steptoe & Son and you're replacing your VHS collection, then this disc is worth buying, if only because we're unlikely to see a better effort. The picture quality isn't very good as might be expected with such old material, but the main problem is that a disc with an entire series could have been produced instead of the rag-and-bone collection we have here. As there are three episodes from series 7 conspicuously absent even though they've been released on VHS in the past, I can only hope the BBC haven't managed to lose them in recent years, as they've managed to do with so many other Steptoe episodes.
On the plus side, there's what appears to be a recent interview (about 25 minutes long) with Galton and Simpson which is a nice extra.
Encouragingly, the disc calls itself volume 1, so hopefully we can expect some more episodes on DVD soon.