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Alf Garnett is back as BBC revives 'lost' comedies

By Eleanor Bley Griffiths

Published 05/08/2016

Simon Day as Alf Garnett in an episode of Till Death Us Do Part
Simon Day as Alf Garnett in an episode of Till Death Us Do Part
Harry H Corbett (left) as Harold and Wilfrid Brambell as Albert in Steptoe And Son
Tony Hancock (left) with Sid James

Alf Garnett has lost his signature moustache but kept his round glasses and waistcoat for the BBC revival of Till Death Us Do Part.

The Fast Show's Simon Day has stepped in to play Alf, originally portrayed by the late Warren Mitchell.

The first images from the TV remakes of Till Death Us Do Part, Steptoe and Son, and Hancock's Half Hour have been released ahead of the BBC's Lost Sitcoms series.

The BBC is re-shooting a number of classic post-war sitcoms of which no recordings survive, as they are missing from its archives. The special episodes are being recreated by a new cast using the original scripts in front of a studio audience.

The Lost Sitcoms series will air later in the year to mark 60 years since Hancock's Half Hour first appeared on BBC TV.

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