Till Death Us Do Part. Alf Garnett (Warren Mitchell). Copyright: Associated London Films Limited

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1969
Stars
Warren Mitchell, Dandy Nichols, Anthony Booth, Una Stubbs, Liam Redmond, Bill Maynard, Brian Blessed, Sam Kydd and more
Writer
Johnny Speight
Directors
Norman Cohen and Douglas Hermes
Producers
Jon Penington and Beryl Vertue
Companies

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...

Additional details

Tagline
Yer never saw Alf like this before!
Part of

Alf Garnett

UK certificate
A
Duration
103 minutes
UK release
Sunday 12th January 1969
Produced
1968
Distributors

British Lion

Also known as
  • TDUDP (Acronym)
  • Alf 'n' Family (US)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Title song Till Death Us Do Part composed by Ray Davies.

Website links

Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Monday 8th February 2016 at 2:05am on ITV3
  • Monday 7th December 2015 at 12:30am on ITV3
  • Friday 3rd April 2015 at 11:50pm on ITV3

Recording details

  • Shepperton Studios - Studios
  • Danebury Avenue (Roehampton) - High-rise estate scenes (Link)

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