1hr 40mins
Dir: Norman Cohen
Starring: Warren Mitchell and Dandy Nichols

The life of the Garnett family from the late 1930s to the ’60s

This big screen spin-off was based on the BBC television series Till Death Us Do Part and was deemed successful enough for a sequel to be produced, The Alf Garnett Saga (qv) in 1972. There is one scene in this comedy that depicts Alf Garnett and his wife sleeping rough in the Underground during the London Blitz. Although some sources attribute this location to Aldwych station, visible decorative tiling patterns show that it is in fact the platform at Holborn serving that branch. It is masquerading as ‘Old Street’ and a train of 1938-built tube stock is present.

The London Underground roundel on the wall has clearly been doctored to read ‘Old Street’. This is in reality the Aldwych branch platform at Holborn.
Hoards of passengers congregate on the platform at Holborn. Note the signal cabin at the end of the platform.
A red train of 1938 stock has just pulled into the platform. The white netting over the windows, I assume, was a blackout measure for wartime trains. Note the holes cut into the netting to allow passengers a glance outside.
Nothing else railway related appears in the film, except for this L.N.E.R. branded Bedford O-Type flatbed truck seen in the opening sequence of the film. This is either Jamaica Street, London E1, or the stage set recreation of the street where a lot of the action took place.