Steptoe and Son

Steptoe and Son (1962)

9 mistakes

The Party - S7-E8

Revealing mistake: When Albert and Harold are fighting over the cracker Albert's face goes into the trifle, and if you look carefully we can see that he just lets go of the cracker and puts his head in the trifle deliberately.

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Divided We Stand - S7-E6

Revealing mistake: When Harold and Albert are watching football on TV you only see the TV set from the back. If you look through the air vents you can see straight through it it - obviously a prop with no screen in it.

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Visible crew/equipment: Christmas Special 1974: When Harold is playing with the toy bus you can see the camera reflected in its windows.

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The Party - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: At the end of this episode Harold picks up a knife and chases Albert round the table with the knife in his right hand, but when the door bell rings the knife has disappeared.

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Christmas Special 1974 (a.k.a. A Perfect Christmas) - S8-E7

Other mistake: Just after Albert pulls the decorations down, Harold yells as he pricks himself on a nail sticking out of the ladder, however he completely misses the nail.

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Revealing mistake: Christmas 1973: When Harold comes into the house after sitting on the holly ring in the outside loo, the house walls wobble when the front door is shut.

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Christmas Special 1974 (a.k.a. A Perfect Christmas) - S8-E7

Continuity mistake: Harold is looking through the box for Albert's birth certificate - the first two documents he finds are a wireless receiving licence then the Skinners Arms Christmas club saving book. He puts them both down on the table after reading them, the camera cuts to Albert, then when it cuts back to Harold there are now three documents on the table.

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The Party - S7-E8

Visible crew/equipment: As the closing theme music starts playing, Albert and Harold pull a cracker. When they stand up while pulling the cracker, the boom mike is in shot above their heads.

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Christmas Special 1974 (a.k.a. A Perfect Christmas) - S8-E7

Continuity mistake: When Harold picks up the brochures off the floor then places them on the table to make a decision on where to go on holiday there are two brochures on the table, before he started to pick them up there was only one.

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