e.phemera: Steptoe/Sanford – Compare and Contrast

Sanford & Son was the US remake of Steptoe & Son. Over the course of its life, the remake adapted 16 of the original’s scripts. It’s fascinating to watch them side by side. Here’s T.B. Or Not T.B., and the remade A Matter Of Life And Breath.

I think they’re both as good as each other. What do you think?

Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son
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