Till Death Us Do Part. Image shows from L to R: Mike Rawlins (Anthony Booth), Rita Rawlins (Una Stubbs), Alf Garnett (Warren Mitchell), Else Garnett (Dandy Nichols). Copyright: BBC.

Till Death Us Do Part

BBC One sitcom about a bigoted man and his family. 54 episodes (pilot + 7 series), 1965 - 1975. Stars Warren Mitchell, Dandy Nichols, Una Stubbs, Anthony Booth and others.

Till Death Us Do Part. Alf Garnett (Warren Mitchell). Copyright: BBC.

Till Death Us Do Part

Opinionated Alf Garnett reels off a string of misinformed, bigoted, reactionary opinions each week, to the chagrin of his family

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1965 - 1975
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
54   (1 pilot + 7 series), plus 3 short specials
Starring
Warren Mitchell, Dandy Nichols, Una Stubbs, Anthony Booth, Alfie Bass, Patricia Hayes and Joan Sims
Writer
Johnny Speight
Directors
Douglas Argent and Colin Strong
Producer
Dennis Main Wilson

Alf Garnett is a working-class bigot whose only loyalties are to the Queen, the Conservative Party and West Ham United FC. He is constantly at war with his "silly old moo" of a wife Else; their daughter, Rita; and her husband, long-haired "Scouse git" Mike. The quartet live together in a cramped, long-decrepit Victorian terrace in Wapping, amidst the heart of east London's dock lands.

Regularly reactionary, judgemental and hypocritical, Alf's poor education leads to a half-understanding of every fact or news story that arises, putting him ever at odds with family, friends, neighbours and workmates. But whilst his hotter temper may initiate most arguments, everyone else is just as bad and all give as good as they get!

Alf's family in particular are as stubborn and antagonistic as he is, regularly victimising and provoking his temper and frustrations at the modern world for their own entertainment. If only they could learn to live together peacefully...

Production Details

Part of

Comedy Playhouse

Production company
Also known as
  • Comedy Playhouse: Till Death Us Do Part (Pilot)
  • TDUDP (Acronym)
  • King Dad (Series 1 working title)
Picture
Black and white / Colour
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 22nd July 1965 on BBC One at 8:50pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 10th December 1975 on BBC One at 9:40pm
Last repeat
Tuesday 22nd June 2010 at 10:25pm on BBC4

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