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  • A Death in the Family

    Two of the most unforgettable characters in British comedy. Harold has to tell Albert that the horse is dead. Does Albert have a heart after all?

  • A Winter's Tale

    More classic comedy from Harold and Albert - not Fred and Lamont, as they became in the US version. Harold prepares for a fortnight's skiing without Albert.

  • Steptoe and Son and Son

    The Galton and Simpson classic. Harold thinks he is about to become a father, but Albert is slightly more suspicious of the mother's virtuous nature.

  • The Colour Problem

    'Arold wants to get himself a flash new car to impress the dolly birds. Albert, on the other hand, wants a colour telly - a bit of a luxury in those days!

  • TB or Not TB

    The evergreen sitcom about a father-and-son rag-and-bone team from Shepherds Bush. The pair get into a tizzy over a TB test following a mix-up with the results.

  • Men of Property

    It looks like Harold and Albert are going to be homeless when their lease expires. A 'lost' episode of the classic sitcom, that was feared taped over in 1970.

  • Robbery with Violence

    The Galton and Simpson gem. Albert accidentally destroys Harold's collection of china, then makes up a story about a robbery to the police and the press.

  • Come Dancing

    This is a highly rated episode by aficionados, with a nice twist at the end. Albert tries to teach Harold ballroom dancing when he enters a tournament with a girl.

  • Two's Company

    Vintage top drawer comedy. Harold is horrified when Albert starts courting a lady, and even more horrified when he realises she is one of his own ex-girlfriends!

  • Tea for Two

    The classic comedy, with the rag and bone men at loggerheads again, this time over politics. Local Conservatives want Albert to entertain Ted Heath at the yard.

  • Without Prejudice

    Galton and Simpson's other comedy gem that began in 1962 and ran for 14 years with huge viewing figures. Harold and Albert decide to move to the suburbs.

  • Pot Black

    Classic comedy with the rag and bone men from Shepherds Bush. Harold buys a snooker table to take on Albert. Unfortunately, it's slightly too large for their room.

  • The Three Feathers

    Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's brilliant rag and bone men comedy. Harold thinks he has struck antique gold with a commode.

  • Cuckoo in the Nest

    Laughs with Albert and 'Arold. Harold's long-lost brother turns up from Australia and stands to inherit half of the business. But is he who he claims to be?

  • Men of Letters

    Classic comedy with the father-and-son rag-and-bone men. Their choice of words on the scrabble board are colourful to say the least as the vicar pays a flying visit.

  • A Star Is Born

    Harold reckons he's on the way to stardom when he is invited to appear in a local amateur dramatics festival under the tutelage of a renowned director. Classic comedy.

  • Oh, What a Beautiful Mourning

    One of Albert's 16 siblings passes away and a family feud erupts after the reading of the will, leading to a right old cockney barney. Vintage comedy.

  • Live Now, PAYE Later

    A landmark in sitcom history. Albert's never made a contribution to the welfare state, but he has been claiming for his long deceased wife. The taxman looms.

  • Loathe Story

    Classic Galton and Simpson comedy. Harold seeks psychiatric help after trying to strangle Albert while sleepwalking. Watch out for a very young Joanna Lumley.

Episode guide

Steptoe and Son

Series 5

Steptoe and Son

  • A Death in the Family

    Two of the most unforgettable characters in British comedy. Harold has to tell Albert that the horse is dead. Does Albert have a heart after all?

  • A Winter's Tale

    More classic comedy from Harold and Albert - not Fred and Lamont, as they became in the US version. Harold prepares for a fortnight's skiing without Albert.

  • Any Old Iron?

    Classic vintage comedy from Shepherds Bush. Albert is concerned about a dealer's interest in Harold, which he believes may not be purely professional.

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  • Steptoe and Son and Son

    The Galton and Simpson classic. Harold thinks he is about to become a father, but Albert is slightly more suspicious of the mother's virtuous nature.

  • The Colour Problem

    'Arold wants to get himself a flash new car to impress the dolly birds. Albert, on the other hand, wants a colour telly - a bit of a luxury in those days!

  • TB or Not TB

    The evergreen sitcom about a father-and-son rag-and-bone team from Shepherds Bush. The pair get into a tizzy over a TB test following a mix-up with the results.

  • Men of Property

    It looks like Harold and Albert are going to be homeless when their lease expires. A 'lost' episode of the classic sitcom, that was feared taped over in 1970.

Steptoe and Son

Series 6

Steptoe and Son

  • Come Dancing

    This is a highly rated episode by aficionados, with a nice twist at the end. Albert tries to teach Harold ballroom dancing when he enters a tournament with a girl.

  • Cuckoo in the Nest

    Laughs with Albert and 'Arold. Harold's long-lost brother turns up from Australia and stands to inherit half of the business. But is he who he claims to be?

  • Robbery with Violence

    The Galton and Simpson gem. Albert accidentally destroys Harold's collection of china, then makes up a story about a robbery to the police and the press.

  • Two's Company

    Vintage top drawer comedy. Harold is horrified when Albert starts courting a lady, and even more horrified when he realises she is one of his own ex-girlfriends!

  • Tea for Two

    The classic comedy, with the rag and bone men at loggerheads again, this time over politics. Local Conservatives want Albert to entertain Ted Heath at the yard.

  • Without Prejudice

    Galton and Simpson's other comedy gem that began in 1962 and ran for 14 years with huge viewing figures. Harold and Albert decide to move to the suburbs.

  • Pot Black

    Classic comedy with the rag and bone men from Shepherds Bush. Harold buys a snooker table to take on Albert. Unfortunately, it's slightly too large for their room.

  • The Three Feathers

    Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's brilliant rag and bone men comedy. Harold thinks he has struck antique gold with a commode.

Steptoe and Son

Series 7

Steptoe and Son

  • Men of Letters

    Classic comedy with the father-and-son rag-and-bone men. Their choice of words on the scrabble board are colourful to say the least as the vicar pays a flying visit.

  • A Star Is Born

    Harold reckons he's on the way to stardom when he is invited to appear in a local amateur dramatics festival under the tutelage of a renowned director. Classic comedy.

  • Oh, What a Beautiful Mourning

    One of Albert's 16 siblings passes away and a family feud erupts after the reading of the will, leading to a right old cockney barney. Vintage comedy.

  • Live Now, PAYE Later

    A landmark in sitcom history. Albert's never made a contribution to the welfare state, but he has been claiming for his long deceased wife. The taxman looms.

  • Loathe Story

    Classic Galton and Simpson comedy. Harold seeks psychiatric help after trying to strangle Albert while sleepwalking. Watch out for a very young Joanna Lumley.

  • Divided We Stand

    An absolutely classic episode as Harold takes drastic measures to get some privacy from Albert by dividing the house up - literally. That includes the telly.

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  • The Desperate Hours

    One of the best remembered episodes of the classic comedy about rag-and-bone men. Leonard Rossiter is one of the misguided convicts who hold the Steptoes hostage.

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Steptoe and Son

Series 8

Steptoe and Son

  • Back in Fashion

    Comedy gold with Galton and Simpson's rag-and-bone team. A fashion photographer turns up at the yard, and Harold sees a model opportunity with some 'classy birds'.

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  • And So to Bed

    A classic episode of the timeless sitcom. Harold doesn't need Albert to be a wet blanket when he decides to get a water bed to improve his problematic love life.

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  • Porn Yesterday

    Galton and Simpson's great comedy creation. An actor in a 'what-the-butler-saw' machine seems strangely familiar to Harold. Could it be Albert?

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  • The Seven Steptoerai

    More classic laughs from Shepherds Bush at the rag-and-bone yard. When mobster Frankie Barrow starts a protection racket, Albert's martial arts come in handy.

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  • Upstairs, Downstairs, Upstairs, Downstairs

    Albert gives his son the runaround when he's bedridden with a slipped disc in the evergreen comedy. But who's nicking sweets and beer?

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  • Seance in a Wet Rag and Bone Yard

    Sitcom gold. Albert tries to get in touch with the 'other side' to try to contact his wife. Watch out for Patricia Routledge as Madame Fontana.

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Steptoe and Son

Series 7

Steptoe and Son

  • The Party

    Albert and Harold are both preparing for Christmas, but Harold's plans do not include his father. In fact, he is determined to get as far away from him as possible.

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  • A Perfect Christmas

    Festive farce. Albert and Harold plan a Christmas abroad. But when Albert discovers he needs a passport, things get complicated. Why can't they go to Bognor?

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Steptoe and Son

Series 6

Steptoe and Son

  • Come Dancing

    This is a highly rated episode by aficionados, with a lovely twist at the end. Albert tries to teach Harold ballroom dancing when he enters a tournament with a girl.

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Steptoe and Son

Series 3

Steptoe and Son

  • Homes Fit For Heroes

    First episode in the third series of Galton and Simpson's timeless sitcom. Harold tries to convince Albert that he should move to an old people's home.

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  • The Wooden Overcoats

    Gallows humour abounds in this episode of the sitcom about a father and son rag and bone team. When Harold brings home a cart full of coffins, trouble ensues.

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  • Steptoe a la Cart

    Sublime sitcom about father and son rag and bone men. When Harold brings a French girl back home, Albert reveals a few surprising facts about his romantic past.

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  • Sunday for Seven Days

    Classic sitcom about father and son rag and bone men. Harold agrees to take his dad to the cinema, but Albert isn't interested in the film and so wreaks havoc.

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  • The Bonds That Bind Us

    Sitcom gold from the writers of Hancock's Half Hour. When the Steptoes receive an unexpected windfall, life is suddenly filled with exciting possibilities.

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  • The Lodger

    Father and son sitcom. In an attempt to bring in some money, Albert decides to advertise for a lodger. But Harold threatens to leave as soon as the lodger shows up.

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  • The Lead Man Cometh

    Priceless bickering with the Shepherds Bush rag-and-bone men. The Steptoes hit rock bottom, so when a stranger offers some cut-price lead, he seems heaven sent.

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Steptoe and Son

Series 4

Steptoe and Son

  • And Afterwards At

    1960s sitcom about father and son rag and bone men. Harold finally gets to the altar with Albert as his best man, but his bride-to-be has second thoughts.

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  • Those Magnificent Men and Their Heating Machines

    Comical strife in the father and son sitcom. Harold decides that he wants central heating and plans to install the system himself.

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  • The Siege of Steptoe Street

    Galton and Simpson's peerless father and son sitcom. When a summons is delivered from the local butcher, the Steptoes barricade themselves in the house.

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  • A Box in Town

    Sublime sitcom about a rag and bone duo. After his latest would-be romantic conquest is thwarted by Albert's presence, Harold decides to rent a bachelor pad.

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  • My Old Man's a Tory

    Timeless sitcom about a bickering father and son. Harold hosts a Labour party meeting at home, but Tory supporter Albert soon throws a spanner in the works.

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  • Pilgrim's Progress

    More laughs with the rag and bone duo. Harold takes his dad to France to see the World War I battlefields, but Albert picks a fight with an American.

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  • Crossed Swords

    Sitcom about father and son rag and bone men. Albert gets locked in the outside loo while Harold finds a rare piece of porcelain and decides to put it up for auction.

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Steptoe and Son [PG]

Series 1

Steptoe and Son [PG]

  • Steptoe and Son [PG]

    1972. Big screen version of Galton and Simpson's classic sitcom. Disaster looms when restless rag-and-bone man Harold Steptoe decides to get married - against his father's wishes.

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Steptoe and Son Ride Again [PG]

Series 1

Steptoe and Son Ride Again [PG]

  • Steptoe and Son Ride Again [PG]

    1973. Big screen spin-off of the classic sitcom. The rag-and-bone business is failing and Harold decides that Albert must die so that he can collect the old man's life insurance!

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