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.This message has been edited. Last edited by: sattva,
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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.
"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.