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1960s British Sitcom written by famed British comedy writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, focusing on the perennial conflicts between a pair of rag-and-bone men, Harold Steptoe (Harry H. Corbett) and his elderly father Albert (Wilfrid Brambell). Airy, pretentious snob Harold has finer aspirations than riding the horse-and-cart for the rest of his life and is determined to improve himself, whilst wily, sneaky Albert is equally determined to sabotage his every effort and keep him in the family home for a good while yet.

Is noted for being a lot more gritty and down-to-earth than many other sitcoms of the age, focusing on two obviously poor, working class and downtrodden men, with most of the humour coming from the interactions between the characters rather than farce and slapstick, and their situation providing a great deal of pathos for the two characters. Had two runs on The BBC (1962-1965 and 1970-1974). Two feature films were also made. More recently, there was a stage play Steptoe And Son In Murder At Oil Drum Lane, in which Harold returns to the junkyard in 2005, and is confronted by the ghost of Albert.

– All The Tropes Wiki, Steptoe and Son

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