- Warren Mitchell, Dandy Nichols, Anthony Booth, Una Stubbs, Liam Redmond, Bill Maynard, Brian Blessed, Sam Kydd and others
- Johnny Speight
- Norman Cohen
- Jon Penington
There is almost awed silence in the cinema as a newsreel flickers on the screen. The military might of Germany is on parade. Tanks rumble past and Hitler takes the salute.
Suddenly the silence is broken. "All cardboard. ain't they? They're all cardboard!"
Only one man could speak so much nonsense with such conviction, be so ignorant. prejudiced - and loved. Alf Garnett.
The film chronicles the history of the Garnett family from the war with Hitler, to a later, and more sporting battle with some other Germans during the football World Cup. Alf is the same irascibie, off-beam, true-blue patriot and iconoclast as ever.
He weathered the war years in true Garnett fashion with his wife Else and the couple produced a daughter, Rita.
After the war ends he is still shouting the odds about anything and everything, from Harold Wilson ("bloody socialist") to his eventual son-in-law ("long-haired Scouse git"). Mike secretly harbours a great deal of affection for that "miserable old sod", his father-in-iaw!
Alf is a shocker. He is a mixture of bluff, sentiment and outrageous prejudice. However, mixed in with his bravado and braggadocio - Alf would have used a different word with the same meaning and roughly the same sound - are some grains of truth.
Alf is also a laugh - a good belly laugh. Most people see a little of themselves in the outrageous goings-on of the Garnett family...
- Yer never saw Alf like this before!
- UK certificate
- 103 minutes
- Release date
- Sunday 12th January 1969
- Production company
- Also known as
- Alf 'n' Family (US)
- Title song Till Death Us Do Part composed by Ray Davies.
- Laugh track
- Last repeat
- Monday 8th February 2016 at 2:05am on ITV3