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Alf Garnett

Alf Garnett was the (fictional) racially bigoted and misogynistic linchpin of the BBC television sitcom Til Death Us Do Part, and was played masterfully throughout the series and its sequel series In Sickness and in Health by actor Warren Mitchell. Writer Johnny Speight[?] has described Alf as a character with absolutely no redeeming features. He is cowardly, mean-spirited, racist, misogynistic, anti-semitic (despite evidence that he has Jewish blood), and blames all of his problems on everybody else. In spite of this the British public love him, which may say a lot about the British character.

It is probably not a complete coincidence that Warren Mitchell as Alf Garnett looks exactly like Rudyard Kipling.



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