Steptoe and Son

Steptoe and Son

1962 - 1974, Comedy
Classic British comedy about the enduring love and hate relationship between an old father and son, starring Wilfred Brambell and Harry H Corbett.

Episode Guide

  • Steptoe and Son - A Perfect Christmas (Season 8 Episode 7)
    Season 8 Episode 7:

    A Perfect Christmas

    Albert and Harold plan a Christmas abroad, but when Albert discovers he needs a passport, things start to get complicated.

  • Steptoe and Son - Seance in a Wet Rag and Bone Yard (Season 8 Episode 6)
    Season 8 Episode 6:

    Seance in a Wet Rag and Bone Yard

    Albert tries to get in touch with the other side to try to contact his wife, and Harold of course thinks it's all a con.

  • Steptoe and Son - Upstairs, Downstairs, Upstairs, Downstairs (Season 8 Episode 5)
    Season 8 Episode 5:

    Upstairs, Downstairs, Upstairs, Downstairs

    Harold's life becomes hell when Albert throws out his back.

  • Steptoe and Son - Seven Steptoerai (Season 8 Episode 4)
    Season 8 Episode 4:

    Seven Steptoerai

    Albert's martial arts friends save the day.

  • Steptoe and Son - And So to Bed (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    And So to Bed

    Harold's love life is going through a tricky phase, so he doesn't need Albert to be a wet blanket.

  • Steptoe and Son - Porn Yesterday (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    Porn Yesterday

    Harold brings home a `what-the-butler-saw' machine but one of the stars seems strangely familiar; for the local vicar it seems to be a chance to make some money.

  • Steptoe and Son - Back in Fashion (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    Back in Fashion

    Much to Harold's amusement, Albert hoards old clothes; a fashion photographer turns up looking for an original shooting location.

  • Steptoe and Son - The Party (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    The Party

  • Steptoe and Son - The Desperate Hours (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    The Desperate Hours

    There's no electricity, no gas, no food, no booze and no cigarettes; two unwelcome visitors drop by the yard direct from the Scrubbs; the two jail breakers soon realize they've picked the wrong house.

  • Steptoe and Son - Divided We Stand (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Divided We Stand

    Harold takes drastic measures to get some privacy from Albert by dividing the house up.

  • Steptoe and Son - Loathe Story (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Loathe Story

    Harold seeks psychiatric help when his stress level reaches a dangerous all-time high. During a bout of sleepwalking, he tries to murder Albert.

  • Steptoe and Son - Live Now, P.A.Y.E. Later (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Live Now, P.A.Y.E. Later

    Albert has never made a contribution to the welfare state but is still intent upon making a claim.

  • Steptoe and Son - Oh, What a Beautiful Mourning (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Oh, What a Beautiful Mourning

    When one of Albert's 16 siblings passes away, a family feud ensues following the reading of the will; Wily old Albert has a few tricks up his sleeve though.

  • Steptoe and Son - A Star Is Born (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    A Star Is Born

    When Harold is invited to appear in a local amateur dramatics festival under the tutelage of renowned director Rupert Faines-Muir, he reckons he's on the way to stardom; unsurprisingly, Albert is not convinced.

  • Steptoe and Son - Men of Letters (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Men of Letters

    Albert and Harold are inspired to take of journalism after a game of Scrabble.

  • Steptoe and Son - Cuckoo in the Nest (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Cuckoo in the Nest

    Harold's long lost brother turns up from Australia and stands to inherit half of the business, but he may not be who he claims to be.

  • Steptoe and Son - The Three Feathers (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    The Three Feathers

    Harold thinks he has struck antique gold when he buys a 19th century commode, but Albert isn't so sure.

  • Steptoe and Son - Pot Black (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Pot Black

    Harold is determined to beat Albert at snooker and buys a table so that he can do so; unfortunately, it's slightly too large for their room.

  • Steptoe and Son - Without Prejudice (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Without Prejudice

    Harold and Albert decide to move from their house under the Shepherd's Bush flyover to take up residence in a more salubrious suburb of London.

  • Steptoe and Son - Tea for Two (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Tea for Two

    The local Conservative party wants Albert to entertain Ted Heath at the yard as a stunt for a bi election; Staunch Labourite Harold vows to do everything to sabotage it.

  • Steptoe and Son - Two's Company (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Two's Company

    Albert brings his fiancee home to meet Harold, not realizing that the two of them were in love many years ago and still are.

  • Steptoe and Son - Come Dancing (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Come Dancing

    When Harold meets a woman who loves ballroom dancing, he discovers that although he can't dance a step, his father used to trip the light fantastic with some aplomb.

  • Steptoe and Son - Robbery With Violence (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Robbery With Violence

    Albert accidentally destroys Harold's collection of china, then fabricates a story about a robbery and the police and the press get involved.

  • Steptoe and Son - Men of Property (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Men of Property

    The rag and bone men discover that Monopoly and life are not quite the same thing when they try to buy their yard.

  • Steptoe and Son - TB or Not TB (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    TB or Not TB

    The pair gets into a tizzy over a TB test following a mix up with the results.

  • Steptoe and Son - The Colour Problem (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    The Colour Problem

    Harold wants to get himself a flashy new car to impress the dolly birds; Albert, on the other hand, is slightly more interested in one of those nice new color televisions, a great luxury in those bygone days of 1970.

  • Steptoe and Son - Steptoe and Son and Son (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Steptoe and Son and Son

    Harold believes that he is about to become a father, but Albert is slightly more suspicious of the mother's virtuous nature.

  • Steptoe and Son - Any Old Iron (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Any Old Iron

    Albert is concerned about a dealer's interest in Harold, which he believes may not be purely professional.

  • Steptoe and Son - A Winter's Tale (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    A Winter's Tale

    Harold prepares for a fortnight's skiing party without Albert; maybe fate will smile upon him just this once.

  • Steptoe and Son - A Death in the Family (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    A Death in the Family

    Harold has to break the sad news to Albert that Hercules the horse is dead; Albert may have a heart after all.

  • Steptoe and Son - Pilgrim's Progress (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Pilgrim's Progress

    Harold takes Albert on a trip to France to visit the old battlefields; on the flight, Albert can't keep his opinions to himself.

  • Steptoe and Son - My Old Man's a Tory (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    My Old Man's a Tory

    Harold advances his political ambitions by hosting a labor party meeting at home, but his father Albert, a Tory supporter, attempts to disrupt it.

  • Steptoe and Son - A Box in Town (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    A Box in Town

    Harold decides to rent his own apartment so he can have some privacy, leaving Albert on his own.

  • Steptoe and Son - The Siege of Steptoe Street (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    The Siege of Steptoe Street

    When a summons is delivered from the local butcher, the Steptoes barricade themselves in the house.

  • Steptoe and Son - Those Magnificent Men and Their Heating Machines (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Those Magnificent Men and Their Heating Machines

  • Steptoe and Son - Crossed Swords (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Crossed Swords

    Albert gets locked in the outhouse while Harold finds a rare piece of porcelain.

  • Steptoe and Son - And Afterwards At ... (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    And Afterwards At ...

  • Steptoe and Son - The Lodger (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    The Lodger

    In an attempt to bring in some money, Albert decides to advertise for a lodger, but Harold threatens to leave as soon as the lodger shows up.

  • Steptoe and Son - The Bond That Binds Us (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    The Bond That Binds Us

    When the Steptoes receive an unexpected windfall, life is suddenly filled with exciting possibilities.

  • Steptoe and Son - Sunday for Seven Days (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Sunday for Seven Days

    Harry and Albert plan an evening at the movies, but can't agree on what movie to see.

  • Steptoe and Son - Steptoe a la Carte (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Steptoe a la Carte

  • Steptoe and Son - The Lead Man Cometh (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    The Lead Man Cometh

    A con man tries to pull one over on the Steptoes, but Harold figures it out.

  • Steptoe and Son - The Wooden Overcoats (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    The Wooden Overcoats

    When Harold brings home a cart full of coffins, trouble ensues.

  • Steptoe and Son - Homes Fit for Heroes (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Homes Fit for Heroes

    Harold plans to travel the world, so Albert goes into a home, but the future holds surprises for them both.

  • Steptoe and Son - Is That Your Horse Outside? (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Is That Your Horse Outside?

    Harold meets a married rich lady and falls for her, but Albert is quick to discourage him.

  • Steptoe and Son - Full House (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Full House

    Harold invites some friends for poker, and when they cheat him, Albert comes to the rescue.

  • Steptoe and Son - A Musical Evening (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    A Musical Evening

    Harold picks up some old records and plans to spend the evening listening to music, but of course Albert has other plans.

  • Steptoe and Son - Sixty Five Today (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Sixty Five Today

    Harold pretends to forget Albert's birthday as a joke,but it ends up not being so funny.

  • Steptoe and Son - The Stepmother (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    The Stepmother

    Albert has plans to marry a widow he has been dating, but Harold is determined to put a stop to it.

  • Steptoe and Son - The Bath (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    The Bath

    Albert decides to build a bathroom in a very inconvenient place for Harold, who is having a lady friend over for cocktails.

  • Steptoe and Son - Wallah Wallah Cat's Meat (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Wallah Wallah Cat's Meat

    Hercules is sick and is taken to the vet, and Albert and Harold's friends step in to help.

  • Steptoe and Son - The Holiday (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Holiday

    Harold has holiday plans, and they don't involve Albert or the annual trip to Bognor Regis; Albert attempts to change his son's mind by using emotional blackmail.

  • Steptoe and Son - The Diploma (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Diploma

    Harold is fed up with scraping a living and with Albert's constant criticism of his ability to do the rounds; he decides to follow a different vocation and takes a correspondence course in TV repairing.

  • Steptoe and Son - The Economist (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Economist

    Harold tries to teach Albert a valuable lesson in economics, but his plan backfires.

  • Steptoe and Son - The Piano (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Piano

    The offer of a free piano seems too good to be true, and it is.

  • Steptoe and Son - The Bird (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Bird

    Harold has been starting to go out in the evenings, making Albert suspicious, but as it turns out Harold seeing a girl, so Albert suggests Harold invite her round for dinner.

  • Steptoe and Son - The Offer (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The Offer

    Harold gets an offer that would enable him to leave the junkyard forever, but his dad has other ideas and does all he can to keep up the family tradition.