Steptoe and Son (1962–2016)
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After being beaten at badminton by his father, who announces his desire to join the local tennis club, Harold tries to kill him whilst sleep-walking. A visit to a psychiatrist reveals ... See full summary »

Director:

John Howard Davies (uncredited)

Writers:

Ray Galton (by), Alan Simpson (by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Wilfrid Brambell ... Albert Steptoe
Harry H. Corbett ... Harold Steptoe
Raymond Huntley ... Psychiatrist
Georgina Cookson ... Mrs. Kennington-Stroud
Joanna Lumley ... Bunty
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After being beaten at badminton by his father, who announces his desire to join the local tennis club, Harold tries to kill him whilst sleep-walking. A visit to a psychiatrist reveals Harold's dislike of his father stemming from childhood when he had to sit outside the pub waiting for him. Albert then succeeds in scaring away Harold's new girl-friend, Bunty, and her mother, convinced that Harold will get put away. He has even advertised for a lodger...and joined the tennis club. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1972 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Whilst he is talking to the psychiatrist about his childhood Albert says that he used to have to take his father to The Skinner's Arms pub but the accompanying video clearly shows the pub's name is The Latimer Arms. See more »

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Loathe Story
2 January 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Albert and Harold play Badminton in the yard surrounded by horse manure. Harold is displeased that Albert has beaten him. Later that night, talking in his sleep Harold walks up to Albert's bed with a meat cleaver. You might think he is pretending but he is not.

Harold visits a psychiatrist interested in mammaries and Harold goes back to his childhood ones, he also reminisces about his early memories with Albert coming out of the pub drunk.

Joanna Lumley plays Harold's posh girlfriend who turns up to the house with her snooty mother for afternoon tea and gets fleas.

Funniest moment was Albert serving drinks in specimen glasses he got from the hospital.


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