Three episodes of BBC sitcom Til Death Us Do Part have been recovered, one of which was missing and two of which were previously incomplete.
It’s been quite the month for vintage comedy enthusiuasts. Last week, it was announced that the entire series of Michael Palin and Terry Jones ‘ The Complete And Utter History Of Britain had been found. Then this week a lost Hancock radio episode – the only one to feature both Tony Hancock and Harry Secombe – was also discovered.
Now, three episodes of BBC sitcom Til Death Us Do Part have been unearthed. ‘Monopoly’ was completely missing while ‘Aunt Maud’ and ‘The Phone’ were incomplete.
All were recorded on domestic 405-line reel-to-reel tape for a member of the cast to view, and brought to the attention of specialist TV archival, research and recovery organisation Kaleidoscope in 2018, who have electronically transferred the three programmes.
Given the often controversial nature of Johnny Speight’s writing, the episodes are unlikely to be broadcast on television. A home release is expected to be announced in due course.