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Who is your favourite character in Steptoe and son

Postby Patrick_Steptoe_Lover » Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:36 pm

I was just wondering what everyones favourite character is in Steptoe and son...Mine with no thinking has to be Harold Steptoe, I think he's great always trying some thing new and never suceeding because his dad always stops him or can do it better hehe. :D
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Postby Archie » Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:17 pm

Welcome to the forum Patrick :)

It's a difficult choice but I would say Harold is also my favourite.
I liked the episodes with the vicar in them I wish he was in more episodes.
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Postby Patrick_Steptoe_Lover » Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:21 pm

Archie wrote:Welcome to the forum Patrick :)

It's a difficult choice but I would say Harold is also my favourite.
I liked the episodes with the vicar in them I wish he was in more episodes.


Hi :D Thanks Archie, my name is actually Rachael but I should of put that in my username :? :D

Oh yeah I like the Vicar and Tim the gay man in 'Any Old Iron'
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Postby bob » Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:58 pm

I like Frankie Barrow, shame he was only in one episode.

I'll call you Rachael from now on Patrick .... I mean Rachael
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Postby Patrick_Steptoe_Lover » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:37 pm

bob wrote:I like Frankie Barrow, shame he was only in one episode.

I'll call you Rachael from now on Patrick .... I mean Rachael


Haha, Well look on the bright side hes in the film quite a bit...
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Postby Rian » Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:26 pm

without a doubt Albert
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Postby Jojo » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:18 am

Both leading characters compliment each other - that's shown in the success of the series. But I do hold a soft spot for Albert.
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Postby Graham_S nli » Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:14 pm

Hard to pick between the leading characters....

Albert for me by a short neck...

Favourite other "regular" has to be the Vicar (he didn't IMHO get the praise he really deserves)....
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Postby Albie » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:14 pm

hmm.. probably Albert but only just

They are both legends :D
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Postby PhilGlass » Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:11 am

The Vicar's wife! Her comments in 'porn yesterday' show she's been around a bit lol
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Postby charlie_harris » Thu May 15, 2008 10:54 pm

Hi all

I'm a lifelong Steptoe fan (aged 27 now) and it still ranks as my all time favourite show.

Growing up my favourite character was Albert - the king of delivering one liners.

However, over the years, Harold Steptoe has become my overwhelming favourite character on any TV show. Harry H Corbett's terrific acting brings to life a character who is intelligent, immensely likeable, aspirational yet ultimately so vulnerable.

Very few actors can bring a tear to my eye, but the scene from the very first episode of the show (The Offer) where Harold struggles to move the cart and breaks down in tears is one that always gets me - it's the pathos of the show captured in a nutshell and in my opinion what makes the show an outright classic.

I would also like to vote for the Vicar as my favourite minor character, but for me, Harold Steptoe played by Harry H. Corbett is the shining light of a wonderful TV show that I doubt will ever be bettered for intelligent, heartfelt humour rooted in reality.

Great work on the forum, look forward to more posts in the future.

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Postby thatsthatthen » Thu May 15, 2008 11:00 pm

Slimy Smiley Dudley Foster!
He is fantastic!
Who did she think she was?
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Postby thrupnybit » Fri May 16, 2008 10:00 pm

My favourite is Harold. A great character, how Harry H Corbett came up with that take and accent is incredible, and Harold stands for everything people want in life, yet rarely attain - the possibility of more to it than what actually is.
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Postby EGA » Thu May 29, 2008 9:06 pm

It's probably unfair to pick between the two but for me it's Albert. Brambell's delivery is incredible, I've never seen an actor put so much effort and thought into a character. Watch him in the background, he never lets up. Always rolling his eyes, wiping his nose with the back of his sleeve, scratching his a**e - doing anything and everything a 'dirty old man' would - and more.

I think sometimes you take his comic timing for granted but it's consistently worked because the character is always there 100% of the time. Brambell didn't need to speak to get a laugh, his rubbery face delivered all sorts of emotions on a plate for the viewer. You knew exactly what Albert was thinking.
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Postby THE VICAR » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:39 pm

"dolly clarket as id have liked to have had a crack at her. shes been given it away for years . arthur aka wallby jim was good aswell nick. :D
not the vicar again hes had two bob of me this year already.
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