Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Thursday 29th October 2020 - 07:26:39

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Entertainment > Television > Steptoe & Son - The Complete Eighth Series review

« The Two Ronnies - Series 3 reviewThe Two Ronnies - Series 3All Creatures Great and Small - The Complete Series 6 reviewAll Creatures Great and Small - The Complete Series 6 »

Score: 9.8/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 2130 - Steptoe & Son - The Complete Eighth Series
Type of Show: Classic British Comedy

Steptoe & Son - The Complete Eighth Series
Price:
$29.99
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Roadshow (NZ) Ltd

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
May 2009

Steptoe & Son - The Complete Eighth Series product reviews

The eighth series of Steptoe and Son would be its last, the 1974 Christmas special that followed it becoming the 57th and final episode. The series that had changed the face of British comedy remained as hilarious and poignant to the end including such memorable moments as Harold discovering just what the butler saw; Albert eating pickled onions in the bath and the fabulous waterbed affair.

Back in Fashion:
When the Steptoe yard is chosen as the background for a fashion photoshoot, beautiful models fill the house. could this be Harold's lucky day?

And So To Bed:
Harold's success with women hits rock bottom when the willing Marcia discovers bugs in his bed. There's only one solution, he's off to Bayswater Bederama...

Porn Yesterday:
Harold excitedly brings home an old 'What the Butler Saw' machine, but his enthusiasm is dampened when he discovers who is the star of the show... which is more than you can say for the vicar.

The Seven Steptoerai:
When local villain Frankie Barrow tries to extort protection money from the Steptoes, Albert gets assistance from the over-65 Kung Fu club.

Upstairs, Downstairs, Upstairs, Downstairs:
Albert is upstairs. Flat on his back. Despite his son taking care of him - on doctor's orders - his slipped disc is healing very slowly. Then Harold notices the mysterious disappearance of all the pink liquorice allsorts...

Seance In A Wet Rag And Bone Yard:
Albert has met a spiritualist and his weekly chats with Henry VIII and Ghandi brings Harold's scepticism to the fore. But can the medium conjure up Harold's mum?

Check out Roadshow (NZ) Ltd onlineClick here to see all the listings for Roadshow (NZ) Ltd Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel



Tags:
british   comedy   dvd   harry corbett   wilfred brambell
Other listings you may be interested in:
Cor Godre'r AranCor Godre'r Aran
Rating: 8.8
Totally VRTotally VR
Rating: 9.3
Spongebob Squarepants : The Complete 2nd SeasonSpongebob Squarepants : The Complete 2nd Season
Rating: 9.0
Chinese New Year Extravaganza at SKYCITY AucklandChinese New Year Extravaganza at SKYCITY Auckland
Rating: 9.8
Steptoe and Son: Series FourSteptoe and Son: Series Four
Rating: 9.0
Jane and the Dragon - Last of the DragonJane and the Dragon - Last of the Dragon
Rating: 10.0
Hot Potatoes: The Best of The WigglesHot Potatoes: The Best of The Wiggles
Rating: 10.0
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3
Rating: 10.0
Doctor Who: The End of TimeDoctor Who: The End of Time
Rating: 8.5
The Fall: Season OneThe Fall: Season One
Rating: 9.5
Orphan Black: Season ThreeOrphan Black: Season Three
Rating: 9.5
How I Met Your Mother: Season FourHow I Met Your Mother: Season Four
Rating: 8.8
The Librarians: Season 4The Librarians: Season 4
Rating: 9.8

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of diogenes

Review by: diogenes (Rob)
Dated: 30th of May, 2009

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 9.8/10
Storyline:
Score 10 out of 10
Actors / Animation:
Score 9 out of 10
Soundtrack:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

Dammit - I missed out reviewing the first 3 series and from series 5 to 7! If you are a fan of British comedy, as indeed I am, you will appreciate the frustration of missing a good thing.

And Steptoe and Son are a good thing - a very fine thing!

Galton and Simpson were the writers of this series and were the writers behind some of the best of English comedy, and Steptoe and Son are no exception.

I remember the Steptoe series (certainly the repeats) were one of the few shows I was allowed to stay up and watch as a young chap, and this has never been forgotten. Hot chocolate in one hand, trying not to spill it, and laughing hard at the antics of Harold and Albert. My dad sat next to me laughing loudly too (mum was at work at the time - I'm not sure she would have let me stay up!)

My daughter, now 11, has joined me in watching Steptoe and enjoying it as much as I did at her age. I'm sure the pure comedy and timelessness of the writing will enthrall a new generation (as it has now done for four generations of Clan Diogenes) as easily as it captivated the audience back in 1974.

Absolutely a classic and a welcome addition in the library of connoisseurs of English comedy!

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Entertainment'...

Score: 9.3
Product reviews for listing 7889: Billy T Jams 2018
Performed by various

Product image for Billy T Jams 2018We're kicking off the Comedy Fest's calendar with one hell of a comedy showcase at Q Theatre to introduce you to this year's exceptional Billy T Award nominees.

It'll be a night where you get a hilarious taster of the hottest up-and-coming comedians on the Kiwi scene;
    •  ... more...

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people."
W.C. Fields

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream