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RIP Warren Mitchell

Postby pauljames » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:30 am

The actor, most famous for his role as outspoken dockyard worker Alf Garnett in BBC sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, passed away on Friday night

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Re: RIP Warren Mitchell

Postby bob » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:22 pm

What a great character he played.

Unfortunately some people may not have understood who the joke was on - but Warren always played Alf straight, thereby allowing us to see just how ridiculous prejudice and hatred are.

By the way he was a tremendous Shakespearian actor and I will be digging out his performance as Shylock for a extra special listed.

Safe journey Warren.
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Re: RIP Warren Mitchell

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:11 pm

Just heard the sad news of Warren Mitchell's death. Last of the golden generation of British comedy. RIP Warren. :|
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Re: RIP Warren Mitchell

Postby Archie » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:26 pm

I roared with laughter at Alf :) another part of my childhood gone :|

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Re: RIP Warren Mitchell

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:52 pm

Archie wrote:I roared with laughter at Alf :) another part of my childhood gone :|

You silly old moo :)


An episode to make one titter during this dark hour was the classic racing come homing pigeon episode in which Alf was conned into buying it. Oh the sheer joy of it all. :)
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Re: RIP Warren Mitchell

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:15 pm

His role as Mr. Fishfinger in Terry Gilliam’s “Jabberwocky” is magnificent, iconic really. Who could forget his haggling over barrels, the sight of that backside hanging out a window, and his shouting at his wife, “Hold him Madge, hold him!” as he angrily swings a patently bogus fish at Michael Palin. One of the most memorable comic performances I’ve ever seen, RIP Warren.
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Re: RIP Warren Mitchell

Postby Uncle Nobby » Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:19 am

RIP!

Another great gone, although he'll always be with us!

I bet he's having a pint with Alfie Bass!
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Till Death Do Us Part (S03E02) Blood Donor (RESTORED)

Postby The Pixel Surgeon » Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:19 pm

Just in case you missed this, elsewhere on the site... and want to be reminded of his work...:

RESTORED sample: Till Death Do Us Part (S03E02) Blood Donor (BBC) 1968

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The before and after samples of a section of one of the TDUDP episodes I've restored...

Till Death Do Us Part (S03E02) Blood Donor (BBC) 12-01-68 - BEFORE

http://www.mediafire.com/?25iia0vi1s5860w

Till Death Do Us Part (S03E02) Blood Donor (BBC) 12-01-68 - AFTER

http://www.mediafire.com/?qamfeq2m3kg7ka8

Please note; for those not familiar with the technicalities:

This file hasn’t just been cleaned up; it’s also been run through a process that reinstates the original video-look; VidFIRE(D).

So you’ll want to make sure, you either watch it back on an old CRT TV, or if played back via your computer, then a software player that isn’t going to deinterlace it . This is very important, otherwise one of the main reasons for the restoration, will be lost.

Enjoy :D
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