Monday, 2 January 2012

Those Radio Times - 12 Days Of Christmas: Till Death Us Do Part

The Garnett Family - Radio Times, Christmas 1972
Back in the 60s and 70s, the closest the Brits got to earthy comedy was Johnny Speight's Till Death Us Do Part, several Christmas editions featuring Warren Mitchell's cantankerous Alf Garnett were made.

Sadly political correctness and Alf's bigotry comments have given little opportunity for repeats in recent years although BBC 2 and Four occasionally blow the dust off the odd edition.

Though it has to be remembered that the big joke of the Till Death Us Do Part was Garnett himself, stubborn, opinionated and rarely right about anything.

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