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The British and Television (Steptoe & Son, Divided We Stand)

In the light of this epiphany I even managed to make sense of the state of mind which led to the making of such brilliant examples of native comedy as the episode Divided We Stand (1972) from the sitcom Steptoe & Son. In this episode, middle-aged Harold, who lives with his senile


Sex-free regions

Yorkshire and the North-east are set to be sex-free regions, at least as far as independent television is concerned. David Lister, “Yorkshire becomes sex-free zone”, The Independent, 4 January 97