Steptoe and Son (1962–2016)
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A Winter's Tale 

Harold has booked a skiing holiday to Austria and intends to go on his own - much to his father's annoyance. He has rigged up a makeshift ski slope in the back yard on which to practice but... See full summary »
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Harold Steptoe
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Albert Steptoe
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Harold has booked a skiing holiday to Austria and intends to go on his own - much to his father's annoyance. He has rigged up a makeshift ski slope in the back yard on which to practice but it is less than steady and Harold comes a cropper, ending up with his leg in plaster. Of course Albert does not want the ticket to be wasted and takes the Austrian holiday himself, leaving Harold to recuperate in Stoke-on-Trent. Written by don @ minifie-1

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14 September 2016 (UK)  »

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Remake of Steptoe and Son: A Winter's Tale (1970) See more »

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Downhill
14 September 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am a big fan of Steptoe and Son and looked forward to the remake but this did not work for me and I thought they saved the best till last but alas this was a disappointment.

Right from the beginning the staged setting just was not right as Harold pretends to be riding his horse and cart at the outside, in the rain when he comes across a ski holiday billboard. Conceptually it looked a bit off and I have also seen the original episode this was based on as it still exists.

There were a couple of laughs in the episode as Harold schemes to go on a skiing holiday to Austria and leave Albert on his own which he is not happy about but it was not the best of scripts to me.

I did not recognize that it was actor Jeff Rawle who played Albert and he was very good in the role, but Ed Coleman's Harold sounded like he came via Birmingham.

Sadly the remakes of the lost classics was not a success apart from the Hancock remake where the script the BBC chose worked well thanks in the main to the actors.


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