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Thu 16 Aug 2012 11:30 BBC Radio 4 FM only

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Thursday 16 August 2012

Fifty years ago a certain 'dirty old man' and his thwarted 37 year old son first appeared on our screen.

In the company of the show's creators, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, Paul Jackson assesses the impact and legacy of what some argue is Britain's most ground-breaking sit-com. Indeed, the creators of Red Dwarf, Birds of a Feather, Our Friends In The North, the New Statesman and George Gently join them to reveal how much they were entertained, and influenced, by Albert and 'Arold and their familial squabbles that continued over 57 episodes, 8 series and 13 years.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


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