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.


Warren Mitchell was the last member of the family - then the Ramseys - to be cast, with Anthony Booth the first. The part of Alf - originally named Joe - was first offered to Arthur Haynes.

Episode titles were not publicised after Series 2, and inconsistently named in other official materials beyond then. We have opted to use those versions currently in use in BBC archiving systems and on DVD releases.

A ground-breaking comedy, Till Death Us Do Part proved immediately popular with the general public but highly controversial amongst many commentators. The series drew regular ire from "clean up TV" campaigner Mary Whitehouse, who took exception to the graphic language used by the characters.