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Till Death Us Do Part (1968)

PG | | Comedy, War | 10 January 1969 (UK)
The film version of '""Till Death Do Us Part" (1965)'. tells the story of Alf Garnett and his family living through the London Blitz.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alf Garnett
... Else Garnett
... Mike Rawlins (the boyfriend)
... Rita Garnett
... Mike's Father
... Bert
... Sergeant
Sam Kydd ... Fred
... Valuation Officer
Ann Lancaster ... Woman at Block of Flats
Michael Robbins ... Pub Landlord (Fred)
Pat Coombs ... Neighbour
Kate Williams ... Sergeant's Girlfriend
... Mike's Mother
... RAF officer at Tube Station
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The film version of '""Till Death Do Us Part" (1965)'. tells the story of Alf Garnett and his family living through the London Blitz.

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Yer never saw Alf like this before! See more »

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Comedy | War

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The film opens with the BBC Radio announcement by Neville Chamberlain of the commencement of WWII (3rd September 1939). It takes in his 10th May 1940 resignation speech; the Dunkirk troop withdrawal of June 1940; the US joining the war on 8th December 1941; Victory in Europe Day (8 May 1945); and the 6th August 1945 bombing of Hiroshima. We move forward 21 years to the March 1966 UK General Elections, the England/West Germany World Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on 30th June 1966, and anti-Vietnam rioting. See more »

Goofs

When Alf and Mike go into the pub before the 1966 World Cup, the car outside has the registration PGX392E, which means it was registered between 1st January 1967 and 31st July 1967. See more »

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Follows Till Death Us Do Part (1965) See more »

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Knees Up, Mother Brown
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Written by Harris Weston and Bert Lee
Sung at the Victory Party
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Introduces TV series
7 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

Introducing the background to the television series, this film starts just before the War with Alf Garnett recently married and living in an attached house in the East End. Then it switches to the contemporary era, the world cup match in 1964 and the councils decision to demolish the house and move them to a high rise in Essex.

----------- I'd just like to point out a few factual errors promoted by Speight :

The housing in the east end demolished by Wilson was of very poor quality and in many cases falling down. It was poorly made in the first place and the east end was one of the most heavily bombed areas in the War. Garnett has an outside flush toilet but many houses only had a "short drop" toilet and relied on a nightcart service. When the Thames valley flooded in the early 1960s, there was a big outbreak of Tyhoid fever - this is when it was decided to demolish the area.

Speight has Garnett travelling long periods to work - in fact the container port was moved to Folkestone after the building of the Thames barrage (the bulk port had moved decades before) as the large ships could not enter so there was very little employment in the area.

While its technically true about the high rise (they were an elderly couple and the children were not on the lease but sponging), families were given semis not flats so the story is misleading.


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