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Postby Jojo » Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:16 am

Albie wrote:gawd i dont think i could pic a fave! i think i prefer the black and white series for some reason.. but the ones that i remember more are probably:

Pilgrims Progress.. the scene on the plane is just hilarious!

The Siege Of Steptoe Street.. "A whole packet!"

and whoe could forget "The Bath" :D

Theres not one episode i dislike but these just stand out more for me

I too prefer the B/W ones and adore the 3 you mentioned. I also have a soft spot for Sunday For Seven Days & Those Magnificent Men & There Heating Machines.
Best colour episode IMO was Divided We Stand.
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Postby rumneylu » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:43 pm

My Fav Episode Is Definately The Desperate Hours an unmissable performance from leonard rossiter but i also like divided we stand :P
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Postby thatsthatthen » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:56 pm

I am really excited that loads of folk think the best ever episode is "Divided We Stand" and I haven't got to series 7 yet so I have it all ahead of me.

I do have a favourite at the moment, The Bird.
Downtrodden, vulnerable, despondent, angry Harold is so where Albert wants him it is almost unbearable.

Such dark humour. Dark dark dark.
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Postby thrupnybit » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:13 pm

I also really rate Divided We Stand as do many others, its hilarious. So this is a favourite of mine, as well as Men of Letters, The Bath, ...Heating Machines, The Holiday. Pot Black is one of my favourites by a long way too - thank God those 'lost' episodes were found- and The Colour Problem! I quite Live Now Paye Later, cos its ridiculous, and for the scene where they get the insurance guy drunk!!
Yes, so many to choose from!
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Postby charlie_harris » Thu May 15, 2008 10:59 pm

Some great shouts already, and me like many others, my favourite episodes over the years have been Men of Letters and Divided We Stand - the latter being the first episode I ever saw of the show and got me well and truly hooked!

Can I just canvas some opinion on 'Steptoe and Son and Son' - where a young lady arrives at Oil Drum Lane claiming to be 8 months pregnant with Harold's baby.

Not only does the episode have the all-time classic line:

Harold: Dad, I've had a good day today, I've got a cart load out in the yard.
Albert: Yeh well you've got a pramload in there!!

It also has some wonderfully moving scenes involving 2 actors who famously didn't get along, yet showed tremendous warmth towards eachother in the superb closing scenes.

Any thoughts welcome...
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Postby bob » Fri May 16, 2008 6:23 pm

Hello Charlie

If I havn't said it yet welcome to the forum.

My favourite line in the episode you just mentioned comes just after the pram load joke and again Albert gets the killer line.

Harold walk into the front room to say hello to this stranger who is 9 months pregnant. Harold holds out his hand and says "I don't believe I've had the pleasure"

"Well someone has"!!! chips in Albert

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Postby thrupnybit » Fri May 16, 2008 9:55 pm

Hi Charlie (and everyone else!) :)

I think its soooo funny in that episode when Harold realises Albert has got a hold of his diary!! 'WHERE IS IT?? WHERE IS IT!!? HANDS ON THE TABLE!! YOU NOSEY LITTLE BLEEDER!!'

:D :D :D
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Postby EGA » Thu May 29, 2008 8:51 pm

Hi all my first post here.

I would have to say my favourite episode is 'Divided we Stand', if ever I have a spare half hour and want to watch Steptoe then it is usually the first one I think of. I love every accentuated nuance from Albert and in this episode there are seemingly as many as ever.

'PUT THE BALLET BACK ON'

'Alright...alright I will.......I'm not putting the ballet back on.'
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Postby thrupnybit » Thu May 29, 2008 10:02 pm

Hehe what a classic Divided We Stand is.

'Harold you should come over this side, her drawers have just dropped off!'
'YOU LIAR!!'

Proving beyond a doubt that deep down Harold is just as dirty as Albert!!
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Postby EGA » Fri May 30, 2008 5:20 pm

I also really enjoyed 'Sunday for Seven Days' where the two take in an evening at the cinema, Albert is a total pain in the backside the whole time, a 6 year old wouldn't behave that badly. I think this is my favourite b/w episode.

Harold is determined to see 'Fellini's 8 1/2', Albert however wants to see 'Nudes of 1964' which prompts a heated debate over which film they are going to see.

'Fellini's eight and a half'

'Eight and a half what?'


At the cinema Albert is at his mischievious best;

Pointing at a picture of a nude woman - 'I'd soon rather see her 48 1/2'
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Postby Rian » Fri May 30, 2008 7:05 pm

yes great episode lol Ega its one of the best from that series :lol:
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Postby PhilGlass » Fri May 30, 2008 7:43 pm

My favourite keeps changing. That's the thing with Steptoe - so many good episodes. I do prefer series 4 onward (well, I watch them most, anyway), but one that I have total respect for is 'The Offer' simply because it was the first and it broke so many rules. Name me one other comedy which ends with both lead characters in tears...

But my top 10 has always been (in no particular order)

1. The Lodger
2. Robbery With Violence (sooooooo funny)
3. Pilgrim's progress
4. Sixty Five Today
5. Men Of Property
6. Men of Letters
7. Loathe Story
8. porn Yesterday
9. A Star is Born
10. The Bonds That Bind Us.

But they're all fantastic and never off my dvd player (ah, the glory of box sets lol)

It's interesting that in the poll 'Those Magnificent Men' is up there at the top - not surprising, it's a fanatastic episode, but not one I would have expected!
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Postby thrupnybit » Sat May 31, 2008 4:37 pm

Robbery With Violence - hehe!!

'Did you hear anything said?'
'Said? Oh yeah, one of them said, OH he's kicked me in the goolies!!'
Harold's face of bewilderment is a picture after that!
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Postby SergeantBung » Sat May 31, 2008 7:49 pm

I feel kind of guilty that my very first post is completely at odds with the previous posts on this thread but my fave episode hasn't even been mentioned - Siege of Steptoe Street. For me this episode has a perfect balance of pathos and comedy. One minute I'm howling at Albert's Napoleon impression and in the next instance I have a lump in my throat as Albert begs Harold to stop the men from taking their things. Excellent episode - in my opinion. :D
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Postby Rian » Sat May 31, 2008 8:25 pm

yes love that episode too,god so many i like i dont think i could make a top 10 at the moment,maybe a top 20
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