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Till Death Us Do Part

Till Death Us Do Part DVD cover.
Genre Comedy
Created by Johnny Speight
Starring Warren Mitchell
Dandy Nichols
Una Stubbs
Anthony Booth
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 54
Production
Running time 20-40 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
Original run 19661975
External links
IMDb profile

Till Death Us Do Part (also known as Til Death Us Do Part)[1] was a BBC television sitcom series written by Johnny Speight that ran from 1966 until 1975. The programme starred Warren Mitchell as the racist East End misogynist (and Rudyard Kipling lookalike) Alf Garnett. Also appearing in the series were Dandy Nichols as Alf's long-suffering wife, Else Garnett, Una Stubbs as Rita, his daughter, and Anthony Booth as Mike, his layabout son-in-law, whose socialist leanings were the cue for many of Alf's more offensive outbursts. The series was remade in the United States as the enormously successful sitcom All in the Family (197179), in Brazil (1972-75) as A Grande Família ("The Big Family"), in Germany (197376) as Ein Herz und eine Seele ("One Heart and One Soul") and in Hong Kong (199496) as Sei Hoi Yut Gar ("All in a Family"). Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... 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Contents

Series

The series became an instant hit, presumably because, although a comedy, in the context of its time it did deal with aspects of working-class life comparatively realistically. It addressed racial and political issues at a particularly difficult time in British society. The attitude of those who made the programme was that Alf's views were so clearly unacceptable that they were risible, but some viewers considered the series uncomfortable and disturbing to watch. Some were simply oblivious to the fact that Johnny Speight was satirising racist attitudes. Ironically, some racists and reactionaries enjoyed watching the show - and missed the point that Alf's opinions were offensive. Ultimately, the fact that Mitchell imbued the character of Alf Garnett with an earthy charm despite his repugnant opinions served to humanise Alf and make him a likeable character. According to interviews he gave, the fact that some viewers overlooked Alf's views and regarded him as rough diamond, deeply disappointed Speight. Statue of a coal miner in Charleston, WV, USA. Working class is a term used both in academic sociology as well as in ordinary conversation. ... 1. ...


The show captured a key aspect of Britain in the 1960s - the widening generation gap. Alf (and to a lesser degree his wife) represented the old guard, the traditional attitudes of the older generation. Alf's battles with his left-wing son-in-law were not just ideological but also generational and cultural. His son-in-law and daughter (who was a dutiful supporter of her husband rather than an active protagonist) represented the younger generation. They saw the positive aspects of the new era. Relaxed sexual mores, fashions, music etc. The very same things were anathema to Alf - and indicative of everything that was wrong with the younger generation and the liberal attitudes they embraced.


Alf was the archetypal working-class Conservative. The two subjects that excited him most were football and politics. He used language that was not considered acceptable for broadcasting on television in the 1960s. He often referred to racial minorities as "coons" and similar terms. He frequently referred to his Liverpudlian son-in-law as a "randy Scouse git" (Randy Scouse Git as a phrase caught the ear of Micky Dolenz of The Monkees who heard it while on tour in the UK - and who co-opted it as the title of the group's next single - though their record label re-named it "Alternate Title" in the UK market to avoid controversy) and to his wife as a "silly moo" (a substitute for "cow" which was originally vetoed by the BBC's censors). Controversially, the show was one of the earliest mainstream programmes to feature the swear word "bloody". The show was one of several held up by self-appointed public moralist Mary Whitehouse as an example of the BBC's moral laxity. The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... A slur can be anything from an insinuation or critical remark to an insult. ... Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ... Profanity is a word choice or usage which many consider to be offensive. ... Bloody is the adjectival form of blood but may also be used as a swear word or expletive attributive (intensifier) in Britain, Ireland, Canada, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In a typical demonstration of Johnny Speight's satirical skills - on learning that Mary Whitehouse was a critic of the show - Speight created an episode where Alf Garnett was seen to be a big fan of Mary Whitehouse. He was seen proudly reading her current book. "What are you reading?" his son-in-law asks. When he relates that it's Mary Whitehouse - his son-in-law sniggers. Alf's rejoinder is "She's concerned for the bleedin' moral fibre of the nation!" he insists. Speight was able to assert that the support for Mary Whitehouse's self-styled "Clean-Up TV" campaign was synonymous with the attitudes of loud bigots such as Alf Garnett.


Ultimately "silly moo" became a comic catch phrase. Another phrase he used was "it stands to reason", usually before making some patently unreasonable or illogical comment. Alf was an admirer of Enoch Powell, a right-wing Conservative politician known for his strong opposition to the immigration of non-white races into the United Kingdom. Alf was also a fanatical supporter of West Ham United (a football team based in the East End) and was known to make derogatory remarks about "the Jews up at Spurs" (referring to Tottenham Hotspur, a North London soccer team with a sizable Jewish following). This was a playful touch by Speight knowing that in real life Mitchell was both Jewish and a Spurs supporter. In interviews, Johnny Speight explained that he had originally based the character of Alf on his father, an East End docker who was staunchly reactionary and held "unenlightened" attitudes towards black people. Speight made clear that he deeply regretted that his father held such attitudes - beliefs that Speight regarded as reprehensible. Speight saw the show in part as a way of ridiculing such views and dealing with his complex feelings about his father. A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... Simon Heffers biography of Enoch Powell, published in 1999 John Enoch Powell, MBE (June 16, 1912 – February 8, 1998) was a British politician, linguist, writer, academic, soldier and poet. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... West Ham United Football Club are an English football team based in West Ham, in the London Borough of Newham, and have played their home matches at the 35,146 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ... Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English professional football club which plays in the Premier League. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination...


Toward the end of the series Dandy Nichols fell ill and was unable to attend the live-audience recordings. The problem was solved by having her pre-record her lines which were then skilfully edited into the show. Eventually even this was too much of a strain, and so in a later episode Else was seen leaving for Australia, much to Alf's dismay. Afterwards Alfie Bass and Patricia Hayes joined the cast, playing Bert and Min Reed, the Garnetts new neighbors. But the shows ratings fell, and in 1975 Johnny Speight decided to cease production. Alfie Bass as the Giant in The Goodies and the Beanstalk (VHS) Alfred Bass (April 8, 1921 – July 15, 1987) was a diminutive cockney-accented Jewish actor, born in Bethnal Green, London, England. ... Patricia Hayes, CBE (born Patricia Lawlor Hayes on December 22, 1909 in Camberwell; died September 19, 1998 in London) was a British-born comedy actress of Irish Catholic extraction. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Production

As with most BBC sitcoms Till Death Us Do Part was recorded before a live studio audience. The programs were recorded onto 2 inch Quadruplex videotape. From 1966 to 1968 the show was both taped and transmitted in black and white. When the show returned in 1972 it was recorded the same way only in colour. 2 inch Quadruplex (also called 2″ Quad, or just quad, for short) was the first practical and commercially successful videotape format. ...


Missing episodes

Most of the show's 24 episodes from seasons 1-3 that were videotaped in black and white no longer exist. They were wiped by the BBC during the early 1970s. Currently, of the 24 episodes, only seven still survive in their entirety. Portions of two episodes from series three have been recovered in Australia. In 1997 the long lost episode, Alf's Dilemma, was found in a private BBC archive on a 21-minute 16mm telerecording. Some sources state that the episode is an edited version, others say it was just a short episode. The episode was rebroadcast in 1998 on UK Gold. Wiping or junking is an economic move by TV companies in which old videotapes and kinescopes were wiped (deleted) and reused or were destroyed. ... UKTV Gold, (previously known as UK Gold until March 8, 2004), is a British television channel that shows mainly classic BBC entertainment programmes. ...


Episodes

Pilot

  1. Pilot (aired on Comedy Playhouse 22 July 1965) (An extract exists) [1]

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Series one

  1. Arguments, Arguments (6 June 1966) (Exists in archives) [2]
  2. Hair Raising (13 June 1966) (Missing from archives)
  3. A House With No Love In It (20 June 1966) (Exists in archives)
  4. Intolerance (11 July 1966) (An extract exists)
  5. Two Toilets...Thats Posh! (18 July 1966) (Missing from archives)
  6. From Liverpool With Love (25 July 1966) (Missing from archives)
  7. Claustraphobia (1 August 1966) (Missing from archives)

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Series two

  1. Peace and Goodwill (26 December 1966) (Exists in archives)
  2. Sex Before Marriage (2 January 1967) (Missing from archives)
  3. I Can Always Give Up (9 January 1967) (Missing from archives)
  4. The Bulldog Breed (16 January 1967) (Missing from archives, audio exists)
  5. Caviar on the Dole (23 January 1967) (Missing from archives, audio exists)
  6. A Woman's Place Is In The Home (30 January 1967) (Missing from archives)
  7. A Wapping Mythology (6 February 1967) (Missing from archives, audio exists)
  8. In Sickness and In Health (13 February 1967) (Missing from archives, audio exists)
  9. State Visit (20 February 1967) (Missing from archives, audio exists)
  10. Alf's Dilemma (27 February 1967) (Exists in archives)

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Special 1967

  1. Till Closing Time Do Us Part (27 March 1967) (Exists in archives)

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Christmas Night With The Stars 1967

  1. Christmas Night With The Stars 25 December 1967 (Missing from archives) [3]

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Series three

  1. The Phone (5 January 1968) (Exists in archives)
  2. The Blood Donor (12 January 1968) (Exists in archives)
  3. Monopoly (19 January 1968) (Missing from archives, audio exists)
  4. The Funeral (26 January 1968) (Missing from archives, audio exists)
  5. Football (2 February 1968) (Missing from archives, audio exists)
  6. The Puppy (9 February 1968) (The last one and a half minutes exist on film, all audio exists)
  7. Aunt Maud (16 February 1968) (The last one and a half minutes exist on film, exists fully on Peto Scott recording, all audio exists)

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Election Special

  1. The Campaign's Over aka Up The Polls (18 June 1970) (All but the beginning five minutes exist)

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Feature movies

  1. Till Death Us Do Part (1968)
  2. The Alf Garnett Saga (1972)

Christmas Night With The Stars 1971

  1. (colour) part of Christmas Night With The Stars (25 Dec 1971) (Missing from archives)

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Series four

All episode from now on exist in the archives. This series released in the UK by Network DVD under the name "The Complete 1972 Series".

  1. To Garnett A Grandson (13 September 1972)
  2. Pigeon Fancier (20 September 1972)
  3. Holiday in Bournemouth (27 September 1972)
  4. Dock Pilfering (11 October 1972)
  5. Up The Hammers (18 October 1972)
  6. Alf's Broken Leg (25 October 1972)

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1972 Christmas Special

  1. 1972 Christmas Special (26 December 1972)

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Royal Variety Performance

  1. Royal Variety Performance sketch 1972

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Series five

  1. TV License (2 January 1974)
  2. The Royal Wedding (9 January 1974) (only exists as cleaned up home recording) [4]
  3. Strikes and Blackouts (23 January 1974)
  4. Three Day Week (30 January 1974)
  5. Grans Watch (5 February 1974)
  6. Party Night (12 February 1974)
  7. Paki-Paddy (28 February 1974)

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Series six

  1. Outback Bound (31 December 1974)
  2. Untitled (8 January 1975)
  3. Marital Bliss (15 January 1975)
  4. Untitled (22 January 1975
  5. No Title (29 January 1975
  6. No Title (5 February 1975)
  7. No Title (12 February 1975)

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Series seven

  1. Moving In With Min (5 November 1975)
  2. No Title (12 November 1975)
  3. No Title (19 November 1975)
  4. Stuck (26 November 1975)
  5. A Hole In One (3 December 1975)
  6. Unemployment (16 December 1975)

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Sequels

In 1981, the ITV company ATV picked up the series and made six episodes under the title Till Death.... The series had Alf and Else living in a retirement home in Eastbourne with their widowed friend Min. Although Rita remained in the cast, Anthony Booth declined to return. Rita's son Michael was now a teenager and a punk rocker (even though he was born in 1972 and he should only be about 9 or 10). Independent Television (generally known as ITV but also as ITV Network or Channel 3) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Till Death. ...


In 1985 Alf Garnett returned to the BBC for In Sickness and in Health. This took Alf and Else (who was now in a wheelchair) onwards into old age, and some of Alf's more extreme opinions were found to have mellowed. Una Stubbs made some guest appearances but Anthony Booth apparently wasn't interested in reprising his role. Eventually Mike and Rita divorced and Rita began dating a doctor. After the first series Dandy Nichols died, and so subsequent episodes showed Alf having to deal with the greatest loss of his life - Else's pension. Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... In Sickness and in Health was a BBC television sitcom sequel to the highly successful Til Death Us Do Part. ...


Warren Mitchell has also appeared solo on stage and TV as Alf Garnett, dispensing variations on Alf's homespun reactionary philosophy and singing old music hall songs. One show was called It Stands To Reason - The Thoughts Of Chairman Alf; one reviewer concluded that "Speight and Mitchell are to be congratulated for understanding so well the mind of a man who they hate". Music Hall is a form of British theatrical entertainment which reached its peak of popularity between 1850 and 1960. ...


Film adaptations

Two feature films were made based on the series - the first was Til Death Us Do Part (1969) whose first half dealt with the younger Alf and Else during World War II, and whose second half dealt with all the Garnetts in the then present day being moved from their East End slum to the New town of Hemel Hempstead, and the adjustments and changes that brought on the family. It gave a fascinating glimpse of British life at the time. The Alf Garnett Saga (1972) had Adrianna Posta playing the part of Rita and Paul Angelis playing Mike. It is notable for featuring Alf Garnett on an LSD trip. Till Death Us Do Part was a 1969 film based on the BBC television series, Til Death Us Do Part which aired from 1965 until 1968 and then from 1972 until 1975. ... A new town, planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ... Hemel Hempstead is a town in Hertfordshire, England with a population of 81,143 at the 2001 Census. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paul Angelis is a Liverpool born actor who did the voice of Ringo Starr in the movie Yellow Submarine. ...


DVD

In the UK, Network has released the first two colour series on DVD (Series 4 and 5). The fourth series is available in the United States and Canada. The 1969 movie is available in both the UK and the US. An unofficial release of the 1972 movie is available on DVD, on Internet websites such as eBay.


Trivia

  • In real life actor Anthony Booth fathered a daughter Cherie Booth who later married British Labour Party politician Tony Blair - making Anthony Booth the father-in-law of a prime minister.

Cherie Blair QC (born in Bury, Greater Manchester on September 23, 1954), better known as the wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, is also a successful lawyer, in which capacity she uses her maiden name Cherie Booth. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency...

Notes

  1. ^ The BBC, which broadcast the series, refers to the title differently in different locations. The 2004 DVD release uses two 'l's. Even the show's creator referred to it differently on occasions. But "'til" (with an apostrophe) is simply an erroneous twentieth-century rendering of "till", due to the mistaken impression that this is a short form of "until", itself in reality an unnecessary Middle English lengthening of the original (and still perfectly good) word "till". (This lengthening is taken even further in the phrase "up until".) The show's title and that of its sequel were both taken from the traditional wedding vow:
    "I N. take thee N. to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth."

The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... For the prime symbol (′) used for feet and inches, see Prime (symbol). ...

See also

This is a list of British TV sitcoms that have been turned into films. ...

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If bigots do not perceive such programmes as satire, and much of the research effort so far seems to indicate that a satirical reading is by no means universal, then they are unlikely to become less prejudiced as a result of watching these shows.
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A number of indifferent feature films were made based on the series - Til Death Us Do Part (1969) and The Alf Garnett Saga (1972).
The first of these dealt with the Garnetts being moved from their East End slum to the New town of Hemel Hempstead, and the adjustments and changes that brought on the family.
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