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Steptoe and Son ran for eight series on BBC TV and even spawned two feature films. Such was the series' popularity in the mid-1960s that the cast specially recorded several episodes for BBC radio.
Here, collected together for the first time, are all 21 episodes from the first and second radio series, scripted by Hancock's Half Hour creators Ray Galton and Alan Simpson and adapted by Gale Pedrick. Among the classic comic incidents in these timeless episodes, Albert's 65th birthday turns into a disaster; Harold finds love with a French girl; Albert is upset by Harold's plans for a proper bathroom; and the duo get an irresistible offer. Plus, Albert and Harold's creditors arrive seeking payment; two coffins lead to a burst of superstition; Harold regrets taking Albert to the cinema; and Albert disrupts Harold's Labour Party meeting.
The episodes included are 'The Offer'; 'The Bird'; 'Sixty-Five Today'; 'The Stepmother'; 'The Economist'; 'Wallah-Wallah Catsmeat'; 'The Diploma'; 'Steptoe à la Cart'; 'The Holiday'; 'The Bath'; 'The Lead Man Cometh'; 'A Musical Evening'; 'The Bonds That Bind Us'; 'The Siege of Steptoe Street'; 'Pilgrim's Progress'; 'The Wooden Overcoats'; 'Sunday for Seven Days'; 'The Piano'; 'My Old Man's a Tory'; 'Homes Fit for Heroes'; 'Crossed Swords'. Also included are two bonus features: a short 1966 Steptoe & Son sketch from The Ken Dodd Show and a selection of trailers prepared for overseas broadcast. Duration: 11 hours approx.
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By Paul on 08-07-16
You know what you're getting
If you could sum up Steptoe & Son: The BBC Radio Collection in three words, what would they be?
Classic; Nostalgic; Excellent
What other book might you compare Steptoe & Son: The BBC Radio Collection to, and why?
Which character – as performed by Harry H. Corbett and Wilfred Brambell – was your favourite?
The show doesn't work without both of them. So impossible to say
Any additional comments?
Really well crafted. Like many of this era, the timing is impeccable. It's the original RADIO series rather than TV adaptation so no issues with visual jokes missed. Great collection and well worth a download
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Amazon Customer on 09-11-16
sound quality comes and on iPad & Andriod
Would you consider the audio edition of Steptoe & Son: The BBC Radio Collection to be better than the print version?
this could have been a fantastic audiobook
its only let down has been every so often the sound quality drops well down to poor sound. I'd have understood if the both series were the same, considering the age, though in this day and age I'd have thought this would have been enhanced.
I've tried this on two different Android phones and an iPad and the same think
Any additional comments?
sound quality lets this down at times :(
4 of 4 people found this review helpful