Steptoe and Son

BBC (ended 1974)




Episode Guide

    • Divided We Stand
      Divided We Stand
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      Harold plans to redecorate the house but he and Albert can't agree on anything The only solution is a drastic one.
    • A Musical Evening
      A Musical Evening
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Harold plans an evening playing all his classical records, but Albert wants to repair a job lot of shoes, that Harold has just bought..They end up losing the keys to the yard, and spend the whole evening looking for them.
    • The Desperate Hours
      The Desperate Hours
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      When two convicts escape from prison they break into the Steptoe's house, and hold them hostage After starting off as enemies they gradually end up as friends.
    • Christmas Special 1974 (a.k.a. A Perfect Christmas)
      Harold is fed up with staying at home over Christmas, so he plans to take his dad, abroad for the holiday,only to find that Albert has no passport. After a long hunt for the birth certificate, and pleas to Harold that they go to Bognor instead, they finally turn up at the station, only to find that Harold's passport is out of date. Just when it looks like Harold's Christmas is going to be a disaster, he has a surprise in store.moreless
    • Siege of Steptoe Street
      Siege of Steptoe Street
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      When the money runs out and the bills mount up, a summons is delivered from the local butcher, demanding payment. Barricading themselves in the house, the Steptoes need something drastic to happen.
    • The Wooden Overcoats
      The Wooden Overcoats
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Harold buys a job lot of coffins and plans to store them in the house, only for Albert to object and threatens to sleep in the stable with the horse until they have been moved.
    • Come Dancing
      Come Dancing
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      Harold's new girlfriend is a Come Dancing fan, and she wants Harold to partner her, in the local championship, but as Harold can't dance, Albert offers to teach him. All goes well ,until the big night when Harold is in for a shock
    • T.B. or not T.B.?
      T.B. or not T.B.?
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      Harold persuades Albert to have an X Ray, for T.B. but the hospital get the results mixed up, and Harold has to be retested.
    • Upstairs, Downstairs, Upstairs, Downstairs
      Albert has slipped a disc, and is confined to his bed. So Harold has to wait on him hand and foot. When beer and licorice allsorts start disappearing from the kitchen, Harold starts putting two and two together.
    • Men of Property
      Men of Property
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      When Harold learns that the freehold of their house is about to run out, they go to the bank for a loan. But unknown to Harold, Albert has other plans for the money.
    • Sixty-Five Today
      Sixty-Five Today
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Harold plans to take Albert out to celebrate his 65th birthday, but they end up disagreeing over everything and end up going home alone.
    • Porn Yesterday
      Porn Yesterday
      Season 8 - Episode 2
      Harold finds a ' What The Butler Saw ' machine, on the round, and brings it home.After watching it ,he realizes that it stars his father, Albert as a young man.
    • Christmas Special 1973
      Christmas Special 1973
      Season 8 - Episode 7
      Albert is busy putting up Christmas decorations while Harold is making plans to go to Spain for the holidays When he tells Albert that he will have to spend the holiday at the local old people's home Albert objects so Harold changes his plans and decides to spend his holiday money on a big party for all his friends but things don't go to plan.moreless
    • Full House
      Full House
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Harold has arranged a card school with a few friends. They plan to play poker,until Albert see's that Harold is being cheated by his so called friends and decides to help.
    • Without Prejudice
      Without Prejudice
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      When Harold finally gets fed up of the house falling down around his ears,the noise of the aircraft overhead,and the cars in the street, he persuades Albert to move to a more upmarket neighborhood.
    • Any Old Iron?
      Any Old Iron?
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      When a customer calls into the yard,Albert suspects that he is gay.Harold doesn't believe him , until the customer asks Harold out on a date.
    • The Colour Problem
      The Colour Problem
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      Harold wants to buy a new sports car, but Albert wants to spend the money on a brand new colour TV.
    • The Lead Man Cometh
      The Lead Man Cometh
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      A con man,Welsh Hughie, played by guest star Leonard Rossiter,tries to sell the Steptoe's some cheap lead, only for Harold to find out that the lead is from their own roof.
    • The Stepmother
      The Stepmother
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      When Albert decides to get married, to a widow he's been dating. Harold does everything he can ,to put a stop to it.
    • Steptoe a La Cart
      Steptoe a La Cart
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Harold meets a French girl, and falls for her When she meets Albert they talk about her family history and it becomes apparent that Albert may have dated her grandmother while on leave during the first war and all it's ramifications.
    • Homes Fit For Heroes
      Homes Fit For Heroes
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      Harold plans to sail around the world, with a group of young adventurers, but first he has to persuade Albert to go into an old peoples home.Then the problems start.
    • A Box in Town
      A Box in Town
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      When Harold brings his current girlfriend back home after a date, he finds that he has to entertain her in the yard, because Albert will not go upstairs to sleep. So Harold decides to leave and rent a flat in town. Then he finds that all his old girlfriends are married or engaged. Meanwhile Albert, with no son to worry about, becomes the target of every widow in the neighbourhood.moreless
    • Men of Letters
      Men of Letters
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      The local vicar asks the Steptoe's if they will write an article for the parish magazine on the history of their profession .After arguing over who will write it, Harold gets the job,while Albert decides to get his own back, with a crossword puzzle.
    • Those Magnificent Men and Their Heating Machines
      Harold decides that he wants central heating for the house and plans to install the system himself.
    • Oh, What a Beautiful Mourning
      Oh, What a Beautiful Mourning
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      When Albert's older brother dies, he and Harold go to the funeral,and meet the other members of the family. After the burial, they come back to the house for the reading of the will,but the family are in for a big shock.
    • Seance in a Wet Rag and Bone Yard
      Seance in a Wet Rag and Bone Yard
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      Albert invites a spiritualist to give a reading so he can contact his dead wife, Harold is skeptical over the whole thing, and his fears turn out to be true.
    • Live Now, P.A.Y.E Later
      Live Now, P.A.Y.E Later
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      HAROLD DISCOVERS THAT ALBERT HAS BEEN CLAIMING FOR HIS WIFE, EVEN When Albert gets a letter from the tax people, he confesses to Harold that he has been claiming for his dead wife. The two of them start to plan what to do, when the tax inspector arrives.
    • The Bath
      The Bath
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Fed up with not having a proper bathroom, Harold decides to build his own, but it means using Albert's bedroom, as it is the only room available. Albert objects when he is told that he has to live under the stairs.
    • The Holiday
      The Holiday
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      For the first time Harold plans to go on holiday abroad instead of Bognor with his dad Albert fakes a heart attack to stop him going and the doctor advises Harold to take him to Bognor.
    • A Star is Born
      A Star is Born
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      Harold is offered a role in a new play performed by the local amateur dramatic society, They are to hold a rehearsal at Harold's house,but are one actor short ,so Albert is asked to take part.
    • The Bonds That Bind Us
      The Bonds That Bind Us
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      For years Albert has been buying premium bonds, hoping for a winner,while Harold is sceptical that he will ever win.Imagine Harold's surprise when finally one of the bonds comes up and Albert's in the money.
    • The Seven Steptoerai
      The Seven Steptoerai
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      When the local villain Frankie Barrow tries to start a protection racket, Albert and his friends, who have been taking lessons in kung fu, scare them off.
    • Tea for Two
      Tea for Two
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      During a bi-election, the local Tory party want Albert to entertain Ted Heath at the junk yard. When Harold finds out,he is furious and promises to do everything to stop it.
    • Crossed Swords
      Crossed Swords
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      When Albert gets looked in the outside loo Harold arrives back to find no dinner. But he is not worried as he has found a rare piece of porcelain and he wants to put it up for auction.
    • And So To Bed
      And So To Bed
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      When his old bed collapses, Harold buys a waterbed to try and impress his new girlfriend.
    • Steptoe and Son - and Son!
      Steptoe and Son - and Son!
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      When a girl, 8 months pregnant turns up Harold thinks that he is the father and they agree to get married, much to Albert's disgust. Then the real father shows up and Harold is left out. in the cold.
    • Robbery with Violence
      Robbery with Violence
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      While cleaning the house, Albert knocks over Harold's china cabinet, and destroys his valuable collection. To cover up the accident, Albert invents the story, that the damage happened during a robbery. Then the press get involved.
    • The Lodger
      The Lodger
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      In an attempt to bring in some money Albert decides to advertise for a lodger Harold threatens to leave as soon as the lodger shows up.
    • Cuckoo in the Nest
      Cuckoo in the Nest
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      Out or the blue , Albert's long lost son Arthur shows up from Australia, and much to Harold's horror, Albert offers him a partnership in their business, until he learns that Arthur is a lazy good for nothing.
    • Pot Black
      Pot Black
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      Harold buys a second hand snooker table, and has it set up in the front room.He is obsessed with beating Albert at least in one sport, even if it takes all night.
    • Is That Your Horse Outside?
      Is That Your Horse Outside?
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      While on his round, Harold meets a wealthy married woman, and falls for her. Albert has to explain, that it should be just a one night stand ,and not the real thing. that Harold had hoped for.
    • A Death In the Family
      A Death In the Family
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      Hercules,the Steptoe's horse dies on the round, and they have to replace him.Albert loses all interest in the business ,until the new horse falls ill. After Albert has checked him out, both he and Harold are in for a shock.
    • Back in Fashion
      Back in Fashion
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      When a Fashion Photographer, wants to use the junk yard as a back drop for a fashion shoot, Albert says no ,until they offer him a large fee. Harold sees it as a way to meet some trendy models.
    • And Afterwards At
      And Afterwards At
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Harold finally gets to the altar with Albert as his best man, but at the last moment his bride, changes her mind
      Later back at the house Harold rows with the family, when they want their presents back and he throws them out.
    • The Bird
      The Bird
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Harold is going out every night, so Albert suspects that he must being seeing a girl Determined to put a stop to the romance, he gets Harold to invite the girl back to the house for dinner. Meanwhile Albert puts the clocks forward so when she fails to show up at the right time,Harold thinks she has stood him up.moreless
    • Sunday For Seven Days
      Sunday For Seven Days
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Every Friday night, Harold has promised to take Albert out to the cinema, but it's always to a film that Harold wants to see, consequently Albert is bored to death and decides to wreak the whole evening.
    • Pilgrim's Progress
      Pilgrim's Progress
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      Harold takes Albert on a trip to France to see the battlefields of the First World War. But as soon as the plane has takes off, he starts arguing with an American passenger, about their involvement in the conflict.
    • My Old Man's A Tory
      My Old Man's A Tory
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      Harold invites the local Labour Party organizer to a meeting,hoping they will adopt him as their candidate ,for the next election. Albert,who supports the Tory's, plans to thwart his ambitions.
    • The Diploma
      The Diploma
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Harold decides to get out of the rag and bone trade, and get a diploma in T V repair, only for Albert to prove that he knows more about it than Harold.
    • Two's Company
      Two's Company
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      Albert is thinking about getting married, and brings his fiance home to meet Harold. Imagine Harold's shock,when she turns out to be an old girlfriend.
    • The Three Feathers
      The Three Feathers
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      When Harold buys a 19th century commode, from a lady during his round, he thinks he has made a killing, but Albert has second thoughts.
    • Wallah-Wallah Catsmeat
      Wallah-Wallah Catsmeat
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Hercules the Steptoe's horse, appears to be ill so the vet is called to see him Harold can't work so the other totters get to hear about the problem and pitch in to help. Then the vet gives his verdict on the horse and it's not what the Steptoe's wanted to hear.moreless
    • Loathe Story
      Loathe Story
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      Because Albert wins at most things that they do together , Harold tries to strangle him ,while sleepwalking. After seeing a psychiatrist, Harold thinks he's cured, until he goes back home, and finds out what Albert has been up to.
    • The Piano
      The Piano
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Harold is offered a piano, providing he moves it himself. He gets Albert to help, only to find out that it is on the top floor of a block of flats.
    • A Winter's Tale
      A Winter's Tale
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      Harold has booked a skiing holiday, and he is planing to go on his own until disaster strikes.
    • The Offer
      The Offer
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      The very first episode of what was to become an all time classic comedy series. In this episode that introduces the charatures Harold is very unhappy working as a rag and bone man, and wants to leave, for a better job. Albert his father seeing his workforce about to leave, conspires to get him to stay.moreless
    • The Economist
      The Economist
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Harold tries to teach Albert about the economics of running a business. He then ends up buying 400 sets of false teeth hoping to make a killing. When they don't sell, He takes their last £10.00 and tries again, this time bringing home 400 World War 2 gas masks.