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Reading for the gazillionth time about DT's border wall I suddenly remembered this old episode of Steptoe and Son

Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC_-isU_P5o

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I have never seen the show. Watched it and recognized Wilfred Brambell (Steptoe) from A Hard Day's Night where he played Paul McCartney's grandfather.

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It is, as they say, of its time. Much of the humour is racist and sexist and wouldn't be likely to make it to the screen nowadays but at heart it is a comedy of despair - of a totally dysfunctional relationship between two people who are both utterly trapped by the circumstances of their lives.
 
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a comedy of despair - of a totally dysfunctional relationship between two people who are both utterly trapped by the circumstances of their lives.


That describes so many British sitcoms.

The theme music to Steptoe and Son was written by Ron Grainer, who arranged the first Doctor Who theme.
 
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I was thinking the same thing, Goofy.
 
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True, but none has ever encapsulated hopelessness as well as Steptoe and Son.
 
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I hadn't seen them before. You are right, Bob.
 
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