MISSING SCENES??

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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MISSING SCENES??

Post by virtu1889 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:28 pm

I remember reading that the BBC wouldn't re-air Curse of Steptoe because of misleading information. I would presume that the dvd is the edited version.

Has anyone seen the original and edited version? Are there scenes cut out? I was just wondering if I should download a torrent :ninja of the original along with purchasing the dvd because I just don't want to miss any scenes that Jason is in.

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Post by Mistress » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:42 pm

I'd wait if I were you.
As a Steptoe fan, I was really looking forward to it until it turned out to be very misleading about Harry's actual life. Jason was brilliant don't get me wrong (shouldn't have bothered with the contact lenses though) but just a little respect to his memory and the family would be nice. So yeh just wait and see what they do to it.
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Post by virtu1889 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:08 am

Good idea. :cool: I should stick to the edited version. I'm looking forward to seeing it finally. And yes I will be really really missing his baby blues while watching this.

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Post by Angel Tavington » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:51 pm

I watched Steptoe last month and all I can say is...WOW. Great acting Jase!




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Post by Mistress » Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:02 am

Virtu1889, there was really no need for you to miss his baby blues...Harry's eyes were blue. I've seen loads of non-BW steptoe and son's...the eyes are blue :cool:
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Post by Hilary the Touched » Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:30 pm

Isn't that just so odd?? I wonder what prompted that?

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Post by Gillian » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:55 pm

I've seen loads of non-BW steptoe and son's...the eyes are blue
They're certainly evident in this photo ...

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:52 pm

I'll say-- :shock:

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Post by Mistress » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:13 am

I apologize on behalf of the bbc....that they are all a gang of incompetant *bbbbbbbbbbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep* :bat
Jason has probably poked himself in the eyes due to the rotten contact lenses....he doesn't even need!!!!! Harry H Corbett had blue eyes! Jason has blue eyes! Why? Why? Why? Why make them brown for no reason? *Leaves the room to catch bus to the BBC studio*
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Post by Angel Tavington » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:22 am

Harry H Corbett had blue eyes! Jason has blue eyes! Why? Why? Why? Why make them brown for no reason?
Hmm...that's a mystery to me. However, I must say that Jason looks nice with brown eyes (though I prefer his natural eye color, of course) ;-)



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Post by virtu1889 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:20 am

Mistress wrote:I apologize on behalf of the bbc....that they are all a gang of incompetant *bbbbbbbbbbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep* :bat
Jason has probably poked himself in the eyes due to the rotten contact lenses....he doesn't even need!!!!! Harry H Corbett had blue eyes! Jason has blue eyes! Why? Why? Why? Why make them brown for no reason? *Leaves the room to catch bus to the BBC studio*
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Poor Jason! I'm sure his eyes did get irritated! For no good reason!
I agree. Those who defile Jason or his image must be punished! :evil:

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Post by Mistress » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:32 am

I wonder if Jason has realized any of this? Any one got a number? I'll deleat it afterwards I swear! (And I do often) *crosses fingers*

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Post by marilaine » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:42 am

Geez, I wish BBCAMER would broadcast this again.....I'd love to see it.
WHY ON EARTH WOULD A BLUE-EYED ADONIS NEED CONTACTS TO MAKE HIS EYES BLUE? THAT'S nuke.gif .....

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Post by Mistress » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:45 am

Someone at the BBC has been a ding a ling with their research. And not just over the eye colour. I'm sure a comment from one family member said "With his first marriage there was no adultry...on his part." The wives were 8 years apart between the divorce and 2nd marriage.

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Post by kjshd05 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:08 pm

I think with most projects, an actor has a limited amount of input into
the script....although, Mr Jason likes to improvise and add his 2 cents,
he might not of had that opportunity, with this project...

I found it fascinating to see him with brown eyes....(is this the only time
we've seen him with a diff eye color?).....

Many times, autobiographies are changed, for different reasons....I don't think this was called an autobiography, events could be changed....

I am lucky to have seen this, before the editing was done. I'm glad I
did.

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