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

Till Death Us Do Part

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1965 - 1975
  • 54 episodes (7 series)

Opinionated Alf Garnett reels off a string of misinformed, bigoted, reactionary opinions each week, to the chagrin of his family. Stars Warren Mitchell, Dandy Nichols, Una Stubbs, Anthony Booth, Alfie Bass and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1965 - 1975
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
54 (1 pilot + 7 series), plus 3 short specials
Stars
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
Companies

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...

Additional details

Part of

Comedy Playhouse

Alf Garnett

Also known as
  • King Dad (Series 1 working title)
  • TDUDP (Acronym)
  • Comedy Playhouse: Till Death Us Do Part (Pilot)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Black and white / Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 22nd July 1965 at 8:50pm on BBC One
All previous repeats

Recording details

  • BBC Television Centre

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