Six years after 'Till Death Us Do Part' ended, Alf Garnett crossed channels to A.T.V. - home of 'Crossroads'. He and Else have retired to Eastbourne with their friend and former next-door neighbour Min, now a widow.
As you would expect, they stand out like a sore thumb amongst the well-heeled locals. In one episode, Alf buys a clapped-out motorbike, finds he cannot drive it properly ( it only turns right on the road ) and crashes into the back of the garage. Una Stubbs made a welcome guest appearance as 'Rita' ( she and Mike have moved to Liverpool ), bringing with her Alf's punk grandson - Mike Junior.
The absence of Tony Booth unbalanced the show because Alf had no-one to rail against his bigoted views. Another detrimental factor was the lack of a studio audience. I cannot think of another sitcom where the laugh-track has been so important. Take it away, and there's a danger that Alf will be taken seriously.
'Till Death' was not well received, and has never been repeated or issued on V.H.S. or D.V.D. It wasn't the end for Alf though, he and Else returned in triumph to the B.B.C. four years later with 'In Sickness & In Health'.
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