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In Sickness and in Health


Welcome to our section about the comedy programme In Sickness and in Health

 

FACTFILE
ON THE AIR 1st September 1985 - 3rd April 1992
ORIGINAL CHANNEL BBC 1
PRODUCTION COMPANY BBC Television
NUMBER OF EPISODES 47
PRODUCTION LOCATIONS  
CAST Full Cast Listings
   
MISSING BELIEVED WIPED N/A - All epsiodes still in existence
ARCHIVE HOLDERS BBC Worldwide
Unit 14-18 Perivale Industrial Estate
Horsenden
UB6 7RW

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THEME TUNE SERIES 1

When we got married, I took the marrige vow,
In sickness and in health I said I do,
For richer, or poorer, till death us do part,
and you said you would honour and obey me too
But it wasn't very long before I soon found out
The one who wore the trousers was you
Now after all these years at last I'm pushing you about,
In sickness and in health I love ya
In sickness and in health I said I do

SERIES 2 ONWARDS

Now my old darling, they've llaid you down to rest
And now I'm missing her with all my heart,
But they don't give a monkeys down the DHSS
and they cordoned half my pension for a start
So it won't be very long before I'm by your side
And probably starve to death thats what I'll do
For richer, or poorer (bloody poorer that's a fact)
Cause sickness and in health I said I do
In sickness and in health I said I do.
   
HELD IN THE BRITSET ARCHIVE Series 1 - COMPLETE
Episode #2.7 -  Carribbean Magic (TX 23/12/1986)
Episode #3.7 - Hip Replacement (TX 25/12/1987)
Episode #5.1 - Bread and Cheese (TX 25/12/1989)
Episode #5.12 - Full of Christmas Spirit (30/12/1990)

 

 

In Sickness and in Health was the follow on series from Till Death Us Do Part (although there was an ITV version called Till Death inbetween the two), the opinionated and often outrageous Alf Garnett has moved out of his house into an easier to manage flat with his wife Elsie. Elsie's health had taken a turn for the worse and was mostly wheelchair bound, in part to the declining health of Dandy Nicholls who played her, and they were both supported by a helper. The helper was a gay, black man called Winston who Alf woud keep referring to as Marigold.

Between the first and the second series being recorded Dandy Nicholls passed away and this is reflected in the show where we follow Alf on his own (although would later find companionship).

The theme music for the show was from Chas & Dave, the words were changed for series 2 onwards to reflect that Elsie had gone.

 

 

IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH [TITLES] - 1985

 

   
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Episode #1.7 - Rita at Christmas
26th December 1985
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IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH - 1985 - 1992

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  In Sickness and in Health
1985 -1992
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IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH [CREDITS] - 1985

 



   
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In Sickness and in Health [Credits]
Episode # 1.7 - Rita at Christmas
26th December 1985
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IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH [TITLES] - 1986

 

 
   
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In Sickness and in Health [Titles]
Episode #2.7 - Caribbean Magic
23rd December 1986
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IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH [CREDITS] - 1986

 



   
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In Sickness and in Health [Credits]
Episode # 2.7 - Carribbean Magic
23rd December 1986
BBC Television


IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH [CREDITS] - 1987

 



 
   
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In Sickness and in Health [Credits]
Episode # 3.7 - Hip Replacement
25th December 1987
BBC Television


IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH [CREDITS] - 1989

 



   
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In Sickness and in Health [Credits]
Episode # 5.1 - Bread and Cheese
25th December 1989
BBC Television


IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH [TITLES] - 1990

 

   
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In Sickness and in Health [Titles]
Episode #5.12 - Full of Christmas Spirit
30th December 1990
BBC Television

IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH [CREDITS] - 1990

 



 
   
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In Sickness and in Health [Credits]
Episode # 5.12 - Ful of Christmas Spirit
30th December 1989
BBC Television


IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH RECORD - 1985

In 1985 the theme tune was released as a single, it was sung by Chas & Dave. The lyrics were for the first series as they were changed for the subsequent series following the death of Elsie Garnet. The single is held as part of our archives



 
   
  In Sickness and in Health
1985
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