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Age difference Wilf & Harry ?

Postby Archie » Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:48 pm

There is an article in today's Scottish Sunday Post newspaper about when popular series started.
Of course Steptoe & Son gets mentioned :) but it states there was only a difference of 13 years between Wilf and Harry - surely it was 12 years :?:
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Postby PhilGlass » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:02 pm

Technically you're both right!

They've just looked at 1912 and 1925 and calculated 13 years!!!! Lazy little bleeders!

When Harry was born Wilfrid would have been 12, but having his 13th birthday less than a month later.

It's hard to believe Wilfrid was only 49 when he made 'The Offer'.

Incidentally, Harry was 36, the same age as the character.

So yes, 12 years is actually correct. :)
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Postby Archie » Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:43 pm

I can't work it out arithmetic was never my strongpoint :?

It's my birthday on Monday any gifts will be gratefully received :D
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Postby PhilGlass » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:10 pm

Archie wrote:I can't work it out arithmetic was never my strongpoint :?

It's my birthday on Monday any gifts will be gratefully received :D


Well, here is your present.... a pair of gloves - real leather not plastic.

Ah, but thats only half of your present... dinner and a show... go on, get dressed... and wash behind your ears!!!!!
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Postby Archie » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:09 pm

An odd thing happened on my birthday, the driveway is at the rear of the house and backs onto a lock up garage site.
When I went out in the morning someone had left an old hot water tank and six lengths of copper pipe.

Now was this a gift so that I could fit a central heating system and did the lead man leave it :shock:

I called the police and they took it away - a very odd incident with a S&S connection :?
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Re: Age difference Wilf & Harry ?

Postby Ivor Biggun » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:43 pm

It comes as a surprise to most people to find the difference in their ages was so little. Wilf made a career out of playing characters much older than he actually was. Stephanie Cole did the very same thing. She was only in her early 40's when she played the black widow, Mrs. Featherstone, in Open All Hours though the character was always presented as being much older.
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Re: Age difference Wilf & Harry ?

Postby stephen68 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:54 pm

Clive Dunn was the same, playing much older characters, as was David Jason for a while before he became super famous as Del Boy
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Re: Age difference Wilf & Harry ?

Postby Ivor Biggun » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:49 pm

Yes, David Jason as old Webb in Porridge was brilliant. I almost didn't recognize him the first time I saw an episode with him in it. I only identified him by his voice at first until it struck me where I'd heard it before, as Granville in OAH.
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Re: Age difference Wilf & Harry ?

Postby harryfaversham » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:54 pm

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Re: Age difference Wilf & Harry ?

Postby Uncle Nobby » Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:03 am

stephen68 wrote:Clive Dunn was the same, playing much older characters, as was David Jason for a while before he became super famous as Del Boy


No wonder that he was thought of as an actor to play LCpl Jones in Dads Army.
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Re: Age difference Wilf & Harry ?

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:12 pm

PhilGlass wrote:Lazy little bleeders!

How’s this for lazy: the BBC has managed yet again to misspell Wilfrid's name.
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32950521
Quote, "Julie Harris (centre) is presented with a birthday cake by the Beatles and actor Wilfred Brambell during the filming of A Hard Day's Night in 1964." Here it is 2015 and the BBC themselves don't know it's Wilfrid, with TWO I's. The letters I and E aren't even close to each other on the keyboard so it wasn't a typo :roll:.
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Postby Ivor Biggun » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:23 pm

PhilGlass wrote:Technically you're both right!

They've just looked at 1912 and 1925 and calculated 13 years!!!! Lazy little bleeders!

When Harry was born Wilfrid would have been 12, but having his 13th birthday less than a month later.

It's hard to believe Wilfrid was only 49 when he made 'The Offer'.

Incidentally, Harry was 36, the same age as the character.

So yes, 12 years is actually correct. :)


12 years, 11 months is actually closer to 13 than it is to 12. I hope never to drive over a bridge that was engineered by you. That's like computing the value of pi to be an even 3 and leaving off the dangly bits after the decimal point.
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