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The Alf Garnett Saga (1972)

Based on the BBC television series, and a sequel to 'Till Death Us Do Part (1968)', it tells of the family relationship between Alf Garnett, his wife, daughter and son-in-law, all living in a council flat.

Director:

Bob Kellett

Writer:

Johnny Speight (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren Mitchell ... Alf Garnett
Dandy Nichols ... Else Garnett
Adrienne Posta ... Rita
Paul Angelis Paul Angelis ... Mike Rawlins
John Le Mesurier ... Mr. Frewin
Patsy Byrne Patsy Byrne ... Mrs. Frewin
Roy Kinnear ... Wally
John Bird John Bird ... Willis
Roy Hudd ... Milkman
Joan Sims ... Gran
Arthur Askey ... Himself
George Best ... Himself
Max Bygraves Max Bygraves ... Himself
Julie Ege ... Julie Ege
Kenny Lynch Kenny Lynch ... Himself
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Based on the BBC television series, and a sequel to 'Till Death Us Do Part (1968)', it tells of the family relationship between Alf Garnett, his wife, daughter and son-in-law, all living in a council flat.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Garnett Saga See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color
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Trivia

Adrienne Posta replaced Una Stubbs. Paul Angelis replaced Anthony Booth. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene Alf's shaving cut tissue paper moves position from the side of his mouth to under it. See more »

Quotes

Alf Garnett: Well, I mean, see if we go into Europe...
Else Garnett: I thought we was in Europe. I mean, I thought we always have been.
Alf Garnett: I know that, yer silly moo. I'm not talking about that aspect am I? I'm talking about the Common Market aspect of the going into Europe.
Alf Garnett: Old Enoch's against it, in't 'e, eh? He don't want no more bloody foreigners over here. We got enough bloody foreigners here as it is. Bloody country's swarming with Eities and Krauts and Froggies and Spagnollies and Brussel Sprouts. All coming over ...
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Title Song
(Bye Bye Old Town)
Written by Georgie Fame
Sung by Georgie Fame
(under opening credits)
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The 'Alf Baked Saga, More Like!
29 September 2006 | by ShadeGrenadeSee all my reviews

The second film based on the hit B.B.C. show 'Till Death Us Do Part' picks up where the first movie left off, with Alf Garnett and his family turfed out of their Wapping home and installed in a block of high-rise flats. Alf can't get used to living in the sky, having to ride elevators ( which frequently break down due to power cuts caused by the miners' strike ) and walk long distances to the nearest pub. For many in the '60's and '70's, this situation was only too real. Old people who'd survived the war with their homes intact lost them a decade or so later in the name of urban redevelopment.

Una Stubbs and Anthony Booth ( who played Alf's daughter 'Rita' and son-in-law 'Mike' in both the T.V. series and first movie ) were inexplicably absent. Presumably they'd read the script. I greatly respect Johnny Speight, but here his talent seems to have deserted him. As the film plods on, the humour grows increasingly desperate, culminating in a horribly embarrassing sequence in which Alf has an L.S.D. 'trip'. Paul Angelis and Adrienne Posta do their best, but the characters of 'Rita' and 'Mike' have been changed; 'Mike' is depicted here as a womanising drug addict, while 'Rita' sets out to shock her family by pretending to spend the night with Kenny Lynch. Guest appearances by Arthur Askey, Max Bygraves, Eric Sykes and George Best don't improve things. The best moment is at the end when Alf accidentally sets his bed alight. The first 'Till Death' film turns up on television often, but this has been completely forgotten, and with very good reason.


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