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.

Press clippings

History of the BBC: Comedy and Satire

In 1948, the BBC published its now infamous 'Green Book', a set of guidelines for writers and producers of comedy. According to the preface, 'Programmes must at all cost be kept free of crudities, coarseness and innuendo. Humour must be clean and untainted directly or by association with vulgarity and suggestiveness.' On that basis, and had BBC writers and producers stuck rigidly to these guidelines, some of the great comedy classics would never have seen the light of day.

Dr Jamie Medhurst, BBC, 26th August 2021

Were some of the greats really that offensive?

Offensive or just harmless fun? Perhaps we have just changed as a society and comedy may never be the same again.

British Classic Comedy, 1st May 2021

Controversial seventies TV shows omitted from Britbox

Politically incorrect 1970s television series such as Love Thy Neighbour and Till Death Us Do Part have been left off BBC-ITV's new streaming service because they are deemed unsuitable for modern audiences.

Matthew Moore, The Times, 7th November 2019

British comedy remakes that hit and missed in the US

The Office landed, while The Inbetweeners floundered - so what makes a good US remake?

Ben Allen, Radio Times, 29th May 2019

Missing Likely Lads and Till Death Us Do Part recovered

Three missing sitcom episodes - two of The Likely Lads and one of Till Death Us Do Part - have been recovered and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray between January and March.

British Comedy Guide, 18th January 2019

The Top 10 British sitcoms of the 60s

We all have favourite sitcoms that we love to watch and revisit. Something about the familiarity of the format that resets itself to zero for the start of each new episode makes for comforting viewing.

Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus, 16th November 2018

Comedies crowd top 100 missing TV shows list

A list of the top 100 missing TV shows has been revealed, with comedies including The Liver Birds, Dad's Army, At Last The 1948 Show and The Frost Report making the list.

British Comedy Guide, 24th April 2018

Another Till Death Us Do Part episode recovered

A previously lost episode of Till Death Us Do Part has been returned to BBC archives.

British Comedy Guide, 30th October 2017

TV humour is lewd, lavatorial & lacking any form of wit

The problem, however, is bigger than just one show. For the abject and high-profile failure of The Nightly Show raises a disturbing question. What has happened to British comedy? The sheer unfunniness of much of it is beyond depressing.

Christopher Hart, Daily Mail, 18th March 2017

Review - Till Death Us Do Part: The Complete Collection

Till Death Us Do Part is one of the most important and controversial sitcoms even made in Britain: it was controversial when it was broadcast in the 1960s and 70s due to the swearing which attracted the wrath of Mrs. Mary Whitehouse; and is controversial now for the openly racist and offensive views of its lead character, Alf Garnett, perhaps Britain's most popular bigot (with the possible exception of Nigel Farage).

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 19th December 2016

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