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Till Death Us Do Part is a ground-breaking British sitcom that aired on BBC1 from 1965 to 1975. First airing as a Comedy Playhouse pilot, the show aired in seven series until 1975. Six years later, ITV continued the sitcom, calling it Till Death.... From 1985 to 1992, the BBC produced a sequel In Sickness and in Health.

Created by Johnny Speight, Till Death Us Do Part centred on the East End Garnett family, led by patriarch Alf Garnett, a reactionary white working-class man who holds racist and anti-socialist views. His gentle and long-suffering wife Else was played by Dandy Nichols, and his daughter Rita by Una Stubbs. Rita's bright but layabout husband Mike Rawlins is a socialist. The character Alf Garnett became a well known character in British culture, and Mitchell played him on stage and television up until 1998, when Speight died.

In addition to the spin-off In Sickness and in Health, Till Death Us Do Part was re-made in many countries including Brazil, Germany and the United States.

Many episodes from the first three series are thought to no longer exist, having been wiped in the late 1960s and early '70s as was the policy at the time.

  1. Johnny Speight

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Dandy Nichols

    Dandy Nichols

    Else Garnett

    50 Episodes

  2. Una Stubbs

    Una Stubbs

    Rita Rawlins

    50 Episodes

  3. Warren Mitchell

    Warren Mitchell

    Alf Garnett

    50 Episodes

  4. Tony Booth

    Tony Booth

    Mike Rawlins

    50 Episodes

  5. Alfie Bass

    Alfie Bass

    2 Episodes

  6. Spike Milligan

    Spike Milligan

    2 Episodes

  7. Rita Webb

    2 Episodes

  8. Roy Kinnear

    Roy Kinnear

    2 Episodes

  9. Patricia Hayes

    Patricia Hayes

    2 Episodes

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Last Season

(uk) season 7

1975 | 6 Episodes

Season 7 of Till Death Us Do Part premiered on November 5, 1975.

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Till Death Us Do Part

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Status Ended

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

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