I have heard Steptoe and Son likened to something by Samuel Beckett, in that it was two people trapped in a kind of close proximity with one of them, (Harold) wanting to break away, but being unable to.
A very good actor who had quite a varied career, including quite a bit of stage work prior to becoming Harold. After the series started he seemed to get a bit typecast and didn’t get a huge amount of other work later. He was brilliant in Steptoe and Son though
Post by Arthur Pringle on Oct 12, 2019 17:22:14 GMT
Wilfrid Brambell appears as a more friendly version of Steptoe in this Children's Film Foundation production written by T.E.B. Clarke, writer of some of the most famous Ealing films inc. The Blue Lamp & The Lavender Hill Mob.
Do you mind not calling me squire or chief or boyo or mate?
I was watching an early episode from 1964 called 'Homes Fit for Heroes' the other day and noticed they used Ham House, near Richmond upon Thames, as the old peoples home that Harold puts Albert into as he tries to travel the world. A rare use of a location in the series during the 1960s.
The 'permissive society' doesn't exist. I know, I've looked for it - Rupert Rigsby