The Curse of Steptoe on UKTV (Australia) tonight (28th Dec)

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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The Curse of Steptoe on UKTV (Australia) tonight (28th Dec)

Post by mariagare » Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:58 pm

I don't usually inanely scroll through Foxtel programming but last night I was pleasantly astonished to see that The Curse of Steptoe will be aired on Australian pay TV. :D

It's scheduled to air at 6:30pm for those living in Western Australia and 8:30pm for those in the Eastern States (obviously, it will be repeated on UKTV2).

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Post by Angel Tavington » Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:32 am

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Post by Gillian » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:42 am

Did you watch it, Maria? What did you think?

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Post by mariagare » Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:12 pm

I actually saw it earlier this year (it was procured via nefarious means) and thoroughly enjoyed it but it was great to watch it legally last night.

And I was again disturbed by how well Jason can carry off mutton-chops.

I do love a modern depiction of the 60s and 70s with all of the cringeworthy blatant sexism, racism and homophobia - I'm currently making my DH sit through the Mad Men and Life on Mars on his holiday break.

The Curse of Steptoe will be reaired on UKTV Australia later in January. :D

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Post by Gillian » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:35 am

... but it was great to watch it legally last night.
I suspect that's because it's always more enjoyable when you know others are enjoying it along with you. It's the collective experience -- makes it more gratifying.

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Post by Helen8 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:02 pm

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Post by AussieJo » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:04 pm

D'oh! For some reason I missed the original "heads up" post, but I was lucky to catch it by accident on UKTV...

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