Worst & Best Steptoe and Son Episodes/List

About the Series

Genre: UK Sitcom
Series: 9
Episodes: 58
First Transmission: 1962-1974
Channel: BBC

Steptoe and Son is a British sitcom written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

The series focused on the conflict between a father and his son. Albert Steptoe, a “dirty old man”, is an elderly rag-and-bone man, completely set in his grimy and grasping ways. His 37-year-old son Harold is by contrast filled with social aspirations. Harold was continually stymied from achieving his ambitions by his father

n 2000, the show was ranked #44 on the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes compiled by the British Film Institute.

Harry H. Corbett: Harold
Wilfred Brambell: Albert

 

Best Episode [ S7 Ep6 ]

Divided We Stand – Harold wants to re-decorate but cannot agree on a colour scheme with his father so they agree to put a partition down the living room and have their own space on either side. There is even a coin-operated turnstile put in the hall which each must feed to pass through common ground. Unfortunately when the house catches fire the turnstile severely limits the firemen who do not have change for it.
27 March 1973

 

Worst Episode [ S5 Ep2 ]

A Winter’s Tale – Harold has booked a skiing holiday to Austria and intends to go on his own – his father is much annoyed. He has rigged up a makeshift ski slope in the back yard on which to practice but Harold has an accident and ends up with his leg in plaster. Albert does not want the ticket to be wasted and takes the Austrian holiday himself, leaving Harold to recuperate in Stoke-on-Trent.
13 March 1970

 

 

Full Episode Guide

Key:-
Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Season One

The Offer (1962) –

The Bird (1962) –

The Piano (1962) –

The Economist (1962) –

The Diploma (1962) –

The Holiday (1962) –

 

 

Season Two

Wallah-Wallah Catsmeat (1963) –

The Bath (1963) –

The Stepmother (1963) –

Sixty-Five Today (1963) –

A Musical Evening (1963) –

Full House (163) –

Is That Your Horse Outside? (1963) –

 

 

Season Three

Homes Fit For Heroes (1964) –

The Wooden Overcoats (1964) –

The Lead Man Cometh (1964) –

Steptoe a La Cart (1964) –

Sunday For Seven Days (1964) –

The Bonds That Bind Us (1964) –

The Lodger (1964) –

 

 

Season Four

And Afterwards At (1965) –

Crossed Swords (1965) –

Those Magnificent Men and Their Heating Machines (1965) –

Siege of Steptoe Street (1965) –

A Box in Town (1965) –

My Old Man’s A Tory (1965) –

Pilgrim’s Progress (1965) –

 

 

Season Five

A Death In the Family (1970) –

A Winter’s Tale (1970) –

Any Old Iron? (1970) –

Steptoe and Son – and Son! (1970) –

The Colour Problem (1970) –

T.B. or not T.B.? (1970) –

Men of Property (1970) –

 

 

Season Six

Robbery with Violence (1970) –

Come Dancing (1970) –

Two’s Company (1970) –

Tea for Two (1970) –

Without Prejudice (1970) –

Pot Black (1970) –

The Three Feathers (1970) –

Cuckoo in the Nest (1970) –

 

 

Season Seven

Men of Letters (1972) –

A Star is Born (1972) –

Oh, What a Beautiful Mourning (1972) –

Live Now, P.A.Y.E Later (1972) –

Loathe Story (1972) –

Divided We Stand (1972) –

The Desperate Hours (1972) –

The Party (1973) –

 

 

Season Eight

Back in Fashion (1974) –

And So To Bed (1974) –

Porn Yesterday (1974) –

The Seven Steptoerai (1974) –

Upstairs, Downstairs, Upstairs, Downstairs (1974) –

Seance in a Wet Rag and Bone Yard (1974) –

A Perfect Christmas (1974) –