A working-class Cockney bigot with a biased and expirienced opinion of everything shares them bluntly and almost carelessly.

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 Alf Garnett (53 episodes, 1966-1975)
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 Mike Rawlins (52 episodes, 1966-1975)
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 Rita Rawlins (52 episodes, 1966-1975)
Dandy Nichols ...
 Else Garnett (41 episodes, 1966-1975)
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Alf Garnet is the original of the American TV character Archie Bunker of '"All in the Family" (1971)'. He is a profane, bigoted cockney constantly fighting against the system, his family and the younger generation. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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22 July 1965 (UK)  »

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Bis daß der Tod euch scheidet  »

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Left-wing writer Johnny Speight said he wrote the series as a critique on right-wing, working-class bigots such as Garnett. However, many viewers let Speight and Warren Mitchell know they agreed with the character's views. Black comedian Lenny Henry argued that while the series was well-intentioned, having a central character such as Garnett spout prejudice on national television did actually provide fuel for racist bigotry in society. See more »

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Original and realistic
27 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

This show was great to love and hate at the same time. Alf Garnett was the secret bigot in all of us. It spawned the American version "All in the family" with Alf Garnett becoming Archie Bunker.


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