Till Death Us Do Part, The Pilot Episode, 1965

Part of the long running BBC Comedy playhouse series, Till Death Us Do Part would go on to become a full series entertaining some viewers and causing outrage with others.

Only a short clip remains in BBC archives.


We meet Alf Garnett and his long suffering wife Else for the first time along with daughter Rita and her husband Mike.

In this pilot episode Mike and Rita are looking to buy a new home.  However the only way that Mike can take out a deposit for a new home is to take out a life insurance policy on Alf.







Warren Mitchell – Alf Garnett
Dandy Nichols – Else
Una Stubbs – Rita
Anthony Booth – Mike


Channel: BBC1
Written By: Johnny Speight
Original Transmission Date: 22nd July 1965


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