British Comedy Guide

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

Till Death Us Do Part

Highly popular - and more than a little controversial - Johnny Speight's classic sitcom satirised the less acceptable aspects of conservative working-class culture and the yawning generation gap, creating a sea change in television comedy that influenced just about every sitcom that followed. As relevant today as when first transmitted, Speight's liberal attitude to comedy shone a light on some of the more unsavoury aspects of the national character to great effect.

Starring Warren Mitchell as highly opinionated, true-blue bigot Alf Garnett, Till Death Us Do Part sees him mouthing off on race, immigration, party politics and any other issues that take his fancy. His rantings meet fierce opposition in the form of his left-wing, Liverpudlian layabout son-in-law Mike, while liberal daughter Rita despairs and long-suffering wife Else occasionally wields a sharp put-down of her own.

Though all colour episodes exist, many early black and white episodes were wiped decades ago. The recent recovery of the episode Intolerance, alongside off-air audio recordings, allow this box set to include a near-complete run of the series from beginning to end.

First released: Monday 12th December 2016

  • Distributor: Network
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 8
  • Minutes: 1166
  • Subtitles: English
  • Catalogue: 7954597

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