The Alf Garnett Saga

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Jun 10th, 2012
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The Alf Garnett Saga, 1972

All this week across the subject of television as a whole, we want to look at the programs that time seems to have largely forgotten.  We’ll start with the second film spin off from the hugely popular Till Death Us Do Part.

Although written by Johnny Speight and featuring an all star cast, this second film spin off featuring Alf Garnett is felt by many as not living up to the standard set by the television series, or the first Till Death Do Us Part film.

It’s perhaps most notable for the scenes of Alf on LSD and for the absence of Una Stubbs and Anthony Booth.  Their parts are taken by other actors.

Sadly this one never crops up on television, but the DVD is worth money.

Summary

The Garnetts have been kicked out of their Wapping home, so the bulldozers can move in, and installed in a block of high-rise flats.

Alf struggles with what he terms ‘living in the sky”, riding elevators ( which frequently break down due to power cuts caused by the miners’ strike ) and walk long distances to the nearest pub.

Clips

Cast

Warren Mitchell … Alf Garnett
Dandy Nichols … Else Garnett
Paul Angelis … Mike Rawlins
Adrienne Posta … Rita
John Le Mesurier … Frewin
John Bird … Willis
Roy Hudd … Milkman
Roy Kinnear … Wally
Joan Sims … Gran
Arthur Askey … Himself
George Best … Himself
Max Bygraves … Himself
Julie Ege … Herself
Bobby Moore … Himself
Eric Sykes … Himself
Kenny Lynch … Himself
Patsy Byrne … Mrs. Frewin
Ellis Dale … Clerk
Derek Griffiths … Rex
Cleo Sylvestre … Conductress
Tom Chadbon … Jim
J. G. Devlin … Irishman
Arnold Diamond … Policeman
Patricia Quinn … 2nd Bird
Ken Wynne … Passenger

Details

Written By: Johnny Speight
Directed By: Bob Kellett
Release Date: August 1972

Merchandising

We told you the DVD was worth money

 

 

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