Any fears that Ray Galton and Alan Simpson might have had of their seminal comedy series losing its impact with the advert of colour television (although only two colour episodes survived), were well and ruley dispelled by the time this series went out in the closing months of 1970. The series was more popular than ever and the writing reached new heights as evidenced here is classic episodes like Come Dancing and Tea for Two.
Shame on the BBC!
- Steptoe and Son: Series 6 review by Shatner's Bassoon
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It's a real shame the BBC didn't take more care in looking after their early colour master tapes. Like many shows in the early 70's the master tapes for the sixth series of Steptoe were wiped for use again, and the series was archived in black and white. What remains of a very funny series is great, and the two surviving colour episodes look fantastic for their age.