Season 01, Episode 04 – “Steptoe and Son: A Winter’s Tale”
Another of Galton and Simpson’s iconic shows Steptoe And Son, which originally ran from 1962 to 1965, will also be part of the Lost Sitcoms.
Jeff Rawle (Drop the Dead Donkey) and Ed Coleman (Pride) will re-create one of the most successful double acts in the history of British television playing Albert Steptoe and his son, Harold respectively. The episode, A Winter’s Tale, sees Harold desperate to go on a skiing holiday but he doesn’t want Albert there, under any circumstances.
BBC Four will recreate three British classic Lost Sitcoms – Hancock’s Half Hour, Steptoe And Son and Till Death Us Do Part – with a brand new stellar cast. The Lost Sitcoms are part of a landmark sitcom season on the BBC and will be recorded with stripped-down, minimalist sets in front of a studio audience. The scripts for these films still exist, but the original recordings have been lost from the BBC archives.