The final episode of one of television comedy’s greats saw the 1974 christmas special bring the Steptoe saga to a close or so we thought, as it was resurrected for one last outing some years later in the stage production of Murder on Oil Drum Lane (see our seperate posting).
Fed up with staying at home every Christmas, Harold plans to take his dad abroad for the holiday. But his old man isn’t going to make it easy for him: he pleads to go to Bognor instead, objects to every resort in the brochure and struggles to find his birth certificate for the passport. Then, just when it looks like Harold’s Christmas is going to be another disaster, fate delivers one more twist…
Harry H. Corbett
Written By: Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Produced By: John Lloyd
Original Transmission Date: 26 December 1974
Both Steptoe and Son Christmas Specials were released on BBC DVD and are included in the complete Box Set.