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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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complaint filed by relative

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Post by Helen8 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:21 pm

Well, it wasn't a documentary. It was a drama. That gives the writers some leeway for dramatic effect.

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Post by Gillian » Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:18 pm

The issue here though is that many viewers took it at face value and believed it to be an honest depiction of their lives, which is kind of misleading.

As a kind of sidenote -- the Beeb's been under a lot of scrutiny lately what with accusations of fake game shows and the Russell Brand/Jonathon Ross debacle, so I'm not surprised that even though they're defending their position, they will not air Steptoe again until the inaccuracies have been corrected.

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