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Steptoe and Son

By David Herman  

The last few weeks have been a terrific time for BBC4. Having bought ‘Mad Men’, one of the most interesting new American drama imports, they have built a series of interesting documentaries around it on Sunday nights. Now Janice Hadlow has commissioned one of the cleverest drama ideas for years — a series of short dramas about some of the most popular figures of 1960s comedy and entertainment and has again built a set of evenings of clever programming around them. This is exactly what BBC 4 for meant for and confirms its place as the smart channel on British…

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