Watch Curse of Steptoe on BBC iPlayer!!

A BBC4 biodrama about the lives of the actors portraying beloved stars of seminal sitcom "Steptoe and Son". Jason Isaacs earned a BAFTA nomination for his portrayal of Harry H. Corbett! First aired 19 March, 2008.

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Watch Curse of Steptoe on BBC iPlayer!!

Post by Gillian » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:06 am

Available for the next six days to UK viewers (or those who know how to use a proxy :D ;-) ) ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/page/item/ ... c=ip_potpw

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Post by DhaniGrrrrl » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:51 am

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, it's SO unfair...

I hope someone across the pond burned this on a DVD-R...

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Post by ibelong2me » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:28 pm

I have recorded the programme (thank goodness it was repeated at 1am or something) and know a few ladies here wanted copies! If you could pm me your address I shall send them out asap to you.

I don't know if these will only play on multi-reg players though if recorded over in the UK though..?

Have watched 3/4 of the show and Jason is amazing in it!

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Post by kjshd05 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:33 pm

Is your recorder Region FREE???

If not, then the DVD will only work in the UK..

Unless, here in the US, you have a Region Free Player...

It's the old Region 1 - Region 2 problem...

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Post by Rose (lazy) » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:40 pm

kjshd05 wrote:Is your recorder Region FREE???

If not, then the DVD will only work in the UK..

Unless, here in the US, you have a Region Free Player...

It's the old Region 1 - Region 2 problem...
It is region 2 player/recorder...but if anyone wants a copy and can play it feel free to ask.

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Post by kjshd05 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:58 pm

Thank You Rose for offering to make copies for folks... :D

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Post by DhaniGrrrrl » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:07 pm

*sigh* I think I may only have a region 1 player, and i only just bought it late last year...Nuts.

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:34 pm

Here is a link to free downloadable software which will allow you to play DVDs from more than one region ON YOUR COMPUTER (not your television--that has a different display arrangement, and even if the region were correct, stuff intended to be viewed on UK TVs would still look weird [did I get that right, Gillian??]): http://www.videolan.org/

Rose, that is incredibly kind of you--I'd love one.
What can I possibly offer in return???

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Here is a link to free downloadable software which will allow you to play DVDs from more than one region ON YOUR COMPUTER
Thanks for the link, Hilary! I don't have a free region player but I can watch DVDS on my computer.

Thanks Rose! :hug




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Post by DhaniGrrrrl » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:57 pm

Hilary the Touched wrote:Here is a link to free downloadable software which will allow you to play DVDs from more than one region ON YOUR COMPUTER
It sure would be nice if my dino-puter had a DVD-ROM...

*sigh* I hate my life. :-(

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Post by RedRuth » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:57 pm

I do not want to upset our friends living outside the UK any further. But I watched our boy in Steptoe and Son last night and have to say it was one of the best pieces of acting I have witnessed in a long long time. Jason quite simply nailed it! I was bought up watching Steptoe and Son as it was indeed a bit of an institution in this country. I was filled with dread when I heard Jason Isaacs had taken on the role as Harold because I wondered how he would manage to pull it off. But I needn't have worried, because he did it absolutely perfectly. I actually applauded him at the end! He really has got a unique talent! And being utterly gorgeous just adds the icing on to the cake!!!

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:06 pm

Not to worry, Ruth, I'm delighted to hear it! Not too surprised, mind . . . So was it weird watching JI with brown eyes??

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Post by Chari910 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:37 pm

Redruth, thanks for chiming in. We US fans are dying to see it.

Hopefully Jason will be recognized this year for some British awards.

They totally snubbed him in The State Within and he got a Gloden Globe nomination!!

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Post by kjshd05 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:45 pm

no worries Ruth, we are glad it was done so well, and accepted
in a positive manner (well,for most, anyway)..

Yes, we can't wait to see it here in the US...
Ladies, think he may get a BAFTA nod for this?? Bout time

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Post by DhaniGrrrrl » Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:14 pm

Thanx for the review, Ruth...Makes me even more anxious to see this... :D

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