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Episode 5 of 13

Fuming Harold decides the business needs some bite. Adapted from TV, with Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett. From July 1966.

Fuming Harold decides their rag and bone business needs some bite.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Ian Burford.

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote 10 pilots for the BBC TV's Comedy Playhouse in 1962. The Offer was set in a house with a yard full of junk, featuring the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and his son Harold and it was the spark for a run of 8 series for TV.

Adapted for radio from Galton and Simpson's TV script by Gale Pedrick.

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1966.

30 minutes