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In the early 1960s aspiring stage actor Harry H. Corbett jumps at the chance to play junk-dealer Harold Steptoe in a television comedy show 'Steptoe and Son'. However, the show's success proves to be a poisoned chalice for him, type-casting him and thwarting his stage ambitions. Wilfrid Brambell, the actor playing his father, is marginalized in a different way. He is a gay man in an England where homosexuality is still illegal.

  1. Brian Fillis


  2. Michael Samuels


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jason Isaacs

    Jason Isaacs

    Harry H Corbett

  2. Phil Davis

    Phil Davis

    Wilfrid Brambell

  3. Roger Allam

    Roger Allam

    Tom Sloan

  4. Clare Higgins

    Clare Higgins

    Joan Littlewood

  5. Burn Gorman

    Burn Gorman

    Ray Galton

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The Curse of Steptoe
The Curse of Steptoe


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Status Released

Release Information

  • March 18, 2008


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 7m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b009hp17



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