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Re: Steptoe and Son 50th Anniversary

Postby melody » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:01 pm

Stepto e on BBC 2 tonite. Yay. 8.30
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Re: Steptoe and Son 50th Anniversary

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:28 am

No mention whatsoever of Steptoe's 50th anniversary, and now this.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16796364
Quote: "UK sitcoms have a chequered history in the States. One success story is the US version of Ricky Gervais' The Office, which has run for eight series, with Steve Carell and James Spader in the lead role. But others, including American versions of Absolutely Fabulous, Fawlty Towers, Men Behaving Badly and Coupling, failed to take off."
What BBC inexcusably fails to mention is Sanford and Son, the yank version of Steptoe starring an African American cast, was hugely popular! For years the highest rated and most influential sitcom in the United States! Sanford and Son owned that time slot, everyone was watching.
...anyone else seeing a pattern here?
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Re: Steptoe and Son 50th Anniversary

Postby BLAKESCREWE » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:36 pm

Wilfrid`s book can cost anything up to £200 now! depends on condition and its not that easy to locate either!
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Re: Steptoe and Son 50th Anniversary

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:10 pm

200 quid is far too much to pay, let alone ask, for 189 pages bound in boards in 1976. That's absurd.
There's no denying "All Above Board" should be republished as a paperback edition.
A writing campaign perhaps?
The question is, who owns the rights?
Originally published by W. H. Allen which was bought by Virgin which was bought by Random House...or so it seems.
Does anyone know which publisher currently holds the rights to Wilfrid's book?
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Re: Steptoe and Son 50th Anniversary

Postby BLAKESCREWE » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:01 pm

i`D BUY ONE!
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