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Steptoe & Son: The BBC Radio Collection Radio/TV Program

Steptoe & Son: The BBC Radio Collection: Series 1 & 2: 21 Episodes of the Classic BBC Radio Sitcom

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Publisher's Summary

Collected together for the first time, 21 episodes of the radio series starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H. Corbett, based on the TV episodes written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

The episodes included are:

  • 'The Offer'
  • 'The Bird 65 Today'
  • 'The Stepmother'
  • 'The Economist'
  • 'Wallah-Wallah Catsmeat'
  • 'The Diploma'
  • 'Steptoe à la Cart'
  • 'The Holiday'
  • 'The Bath'
  • 'The Lead Man Cometh'
  • 'A Musical Evening'
  • 'The Bonds That Bind Us'
  • 'The Siege of Steptoe Street'
  • 'Pilgrim's Progress'
  • 'The Wooden Overcoats'
  • 'Sunday for Seven Days'
  • 'The Piano'
  • 'My Old Man's a Tory'
  • 'Homes Fit for Heroes'
  • 'Crossed Swords'

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    Mr James Bond 12/03/2017
    Mr James Bond 12/03/2017 Member Since 2016

    I'm in 00 HEAVEN

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    "Steptoe and Son"

    Brilliance personified absolute exceptional stuff a true classical series of how Galton and Simpson team wrote this amazing stuff.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Simon Burr 09/10/2016
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    "So funny I was crying"

    This is a great listen on the way home from work!! Sound quality is a bit up and down but that is expected from the old radio recordings.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    W. Beckett Kent, England 26/08/2016
    W. Beckett Kent, England 26/08/2016
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    "Characters that speak to the heart are timeless."
    Where does Steptoe & Son: The BBC Radio Collection rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Excellent. One of the best!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Comedic lines that come out of real life characters.


    What does Harry H. Corbett and Wilfred Brambell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Their marvellous execution on emotion & words.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A guilty conscience thwarting the desires of the heart!


    Any additional comments?

    Bafta's, Emmy's and Oscars would be bestowed upon such character driven writing and performances today!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deano Dino 26/04/2017
    Deano Dino 26/04/2017

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Classic Comedy....terrible recordings on occasion."
    If you could sum up Steptoe & Son: The BBC Radio Collection in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, Sad, Clever.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Steptoe & Son: The BBC Radio Collection?

    On the knocker i believe you call it.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    all of them.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laugh yes, cry no. Stories are superbly writtern and acting is top notch.


    Any additional comments?

    The recordings drop to such low quality it was difficult to tell what was being said. This happens on a few occasions, but overall the quality was very good.

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    maz-999 21/02/2017
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    "A great laugh"

    Funny stories from these 2 ole rag n bone men. Made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion.
    Sound is a bit iffy in places so don't think it's your own device but this is to be expected when u consider when it was 1st recorded. (1960/70's)

    Can't wait for the next audiobook release on 4/3/17
    ,-)))

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    Amazon Customer 11/09/2016
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    "sound quality comes and on iPad & Andriod"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Steptoe & Son: The BBC Radio Collection to be better than the print version?

    this could have been a fantastic audiobook<br/><br/>its only let down has been every so often the sound quality drops well down to poor sound. I'd have understood if the both series were the same, considering the age, though in this day and age I'd have thought this would have been enhanced.<br/><br/>I've tried this on two different Android phones and an iPad and the same think


    Any additional comments?

    sound quality lets this down at times :(

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    Paul Biggleswade, United Kingdom 07/08/2016
    Paul Biggleswade, United Kingdom 07/08/2016
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    "You know what you're getting"
    If you could sum up Steptoe & Son: The BBC Radio Collection in three words, what would they be?

    Classic; Nostalgic; Excellent


    What other book might you compare Steptoe & Son: The BBC Radio Collection to, and why?

    Dad's Army


    Which character – as performed by Harry H. Corbett and Wilfred Brambell – was your favourite?

    The show doesn't work without both of them. So impossible to say


    Any additional comments?

    Really well crafted. Like many of this era, the timing is impeccable. It's the original RADIO series rather than TV adaptation so no issues with visual jokes missed. Great collection and well worth a download

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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