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Topic: Re:Re: nothing's changed...
Posted by: Richard Cathcart
Date/Time: 15/11/15 19:19:00

"Jonny Speight's and Warren Mitchell's brilliant Alf Garnett was arguably the most socially important satirical creation in television history.
With England in the mid 60's still riddled with racism, prejudice and the sort of pig-ignorant opinionated claptrap Alf spewed ad nauseam Mr Garnett was created to be laughed AT as opposed to WITH.
Yet ironically many agreed with the old git."

Quite correct, Speight meant Garnett to be a figure of fun, scorn even, for his objectionable, outdated views.

But as somebody pointed out, Garnett got all the best lines, which led to people sympathising with him.

Anyhow, what should not be forgotten is that there was far more to Warren Mitchell and his acting career than Alf Garnett.

In fact, he was a very distinguished actor, and (apparently) a very decent bloke.

RIP.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
R.I.P Warren Mitchell aka Alf Garnett14/11/15 18:51:00 Loraine Pemberton
   Re:R.I.P Warren Mitchell aka Alf Garnett14/11/15 19:06:00 Carl Wynne
      Re:Re:R.I.P Warren Mitchell aka Alf Garnett14/11/15 19:33:00 Loraine Pemberton
         Re:Re:Re:R.I.P Warren Mitchell aka Alf Garnett14/11/15 20:01:00 Brian Coyle
   Re:R.I.P Warren Mitchell aka Alf Garnett14/11/15 20:14:00 Adrian Irving
      Re:Re:R.I.P Warren Mitchell aka Alf Garnett14/11/15 20:18:00 Keith Iddon
      Re:Re:R.I.P Warren Mitchell aka Alf Garnett14/11/15 20:25:00 bobby osborne
         Re:Re:Re:R.I.P Warren Mitchell aka Alf Garnett14/11/15 20:56:00 Claire Moran
         Re:Re:Re:R.I.P Warren Mitchell aka Alf Garnett14/11/15 21:32:00 Keith Iddon
            Re:Re:Re:Re:R.I.P Warren Mitchell aka Alf Garnett14/11/15 21:36:00 bobby osborne
            Re:Re:Re:Re:R.I.P Warren Mitchell aka Alf Garnett15/11/15 10:22:00 Carl Wynne
   Re:R.I.P Warren Mitchell aka Alf Garnett14/11/15 21:08:00 Susan Kelly
      Re:Re:R.I.P Warren Mitchell aka Alf Garnett14/11/15 21:47:00 Russell Pearson
         Re:Re:Re:R.I.P Warren Mitchell aka Alf Garnett14/11/15 21:56:00 Stuart Kerr
         Re:Re:Re:R.I.P Warren Mitchell aka Alf Garnett15/11/15 09:08:00 Susan Kelly
            Re:Re:Re:Re:R.I.P Warren Mitchell aka Alf Garnett15/11/15 09:29:00 Richard Atterwill
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:R.I.P Warren Mitchell aka Alf Garnett15/11/15 10:27:00 Beryl Bashford
                  Re: nothing's changed...15/11/15 14:23:00 Stuart Kerr
                     Re:Re: nothing's changed...15/11/15 19:19:00 Richard Cathcart
                        Re:Re:Re: nothing's changed...16/11/15 11:17:00 Vanessa Smith
                           Re:Re:Re:Re: nothing's changed...16/11/15 18:27:00 Joe Conneely

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