Till Death Us Do Part Classic TV Show
A classic comedy staring Alf Garnet (Warren Mitchell) as a profane, bigoted cockney constantly fighting against the system, his family and the younger generation, he has opinions about practically everything under the sun and he's not afraid to let everyone know about them. His long-suffering wife Else (Dandy Nicholls) turns a deaf ear to most of Alf's rantings, except for the odd riposte of "rotten pig" when he gets too personal. Alf's daughter Rita (Una Stubbs) and her layabout husband Mike (Tony Booth) live with the Garnetts. Mike, the original "randy scouse git" provides a handy target for many of Alf's ravings.
Till Death Us Do Part Fan Tributes9 Brian Dockerill from Cambridge : The greatest sitcom ever
8 Chris Preece from UK living in NZ since 1966: I enjoyed all the shows I saw, but the one that had me in stitches was Alf and Bert Reed in the pub getting absolutley plastered, with Alf nearly in tears singing the praises of the Queen 'God bless her'.
I hope that's on DVD I'd love to see it again.
7 Garry Herring from Hartlepool, UK: Good Old Alf! I just loved Dandy Nicholls' part of Else. She would sit there scoffing chocolate and be quiet for most of the time, and then come out with an unexpected one-liner. I remember a scene when Alf was raving about radio being dirty and Else piped up and "least with the radio you can switch it off!!" Classic!!
6 Les Pybus from Harrogate: Does anybody know the name of the actor that played tony booths father in the sit com.
5 Andy Jack from Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Australia: There are several episodes of Till Death Us Do Part that I recall with great fondness. I recall our family huddled around the TV in expectation before each episode was aired. Of course, I was much younger then and a lot of the political humour was over my head. But the show, like all good humour, worked on several levels. Please excuse me if my memory has somehow managed to alter the original scripts' flow.
The first is where Alf returns from a session down the pub with what he claims to be some kind of pure-bred dog, which is in fact just a mongrel (called Pickles?). Else develops a soft spot for the dog and at one stage makes a pie with some left over pastry and a can of dog food. Needless to say, Alf spots the pie and starts to tuck into it, while the rest of the family observes in fits of laughter.
Another episode that springs to mind is where Alf falls asleep and Mike draws a face on the top of Alf's bald head with a lipstick pencil. Alf wakes up, and goes down the pub with this work of art still on top of his head, much to the mirth of all the drinkers in the pub.
The third episode that I recall is where the Garnet's toilet becomes blocked and the impact that this simple event has on the entire household.
These episodes serve to remind us that, as well as the show making pointed satirical observations of the political climate at the time, it was also a marvellous observation of the basic, day to day, occurrences that happen within families all over the globe. Long live Till Death Us Do Part!
4 John Langstaff from Leeds: Alf and the team are missed by millions, but unfortunatley the political correctness that we have now in this country will probably mean that we will only see the repeats that are edited. That would be a waste of time, simply because the whole point the show was to discriminate against racism, not promote it.
3 mr robinson from s / wales: are there any plans to reinstate the show to telestrial channels? if not what a shame as i would see it as another part of the good olde british humour that will of been destroyed by political correctness i guess.
alternativly is there any where i could buy episodes of till death us do part.
brilliant that there is still some folk around that would thoughly enjoy the same.
i grew up with his ( alfs ) mannerisms with my own father "bloody pufftas" and "your lot" and many other famous lines.
the most memorable episode was one i seem to remember they had the Enoch Powell posters up in the window on the street.
well done everyone involved in this site keep up the work.
all the best..........
2 Albert E Ford from Yeovil: No, sorry no particular favorite moment or memory from Till Death Us Do Part. Just a great classic comedy series. Hope you will be showing MANY of the episodes - I look forward to watching / ENJOYING. Alf Garnet - what a character!
Have also enjoyed In Sickness etc. But Till Death etc is even better. In fact all four main characters really make the series. Brilliant!
1 Glen Stone from Kingswood: It's great to see these classic episodes being shown again. Alf Garnett is one of the great British comedy characters.
Till Death Us Do Part
Year: 1966 - 75
Warren Mitchell: Alf Garnett
Dandy Nichols: Elsie Garnett
Una Stubbs: Rita
Anthony Booth: Mike
Patricia Hayes: Min
Alfie Bass: Bert
Joan Sims: Gran
Writing credits: Johnny Speight (creator)
The show became popular enough to include guest stars such as Gretchen Franklin, Kenny Lynch, Spike Milligan, Jimmy Tarbuck and Bobby Moore
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