4th January 1996
Till Death Us Do Part Rediscovery
Industry sources have confirmed that a private collector has contacted the BBC to discuss the return of a previously-missing episode of Till Death Us Do Part. Believed to be called "Two Toilets...That's Posh" from the first series; the 16mm monochrome telerecording is in perfect condition with a sharp printed image.
The episode begins with Alf Garnett being desperate for the toilet, but his loo has broken. Next door refuses to let him inside their house, so he jumps in a taxi and goes in search of a toilet.
The episode is expected to be returned to the BBC shortly.
13th January 1996
Christine Slattery, from the BBC Archives, has subsequently revealed that the episode is actually "Alf's Dilemma". With no on-screen titles for the series, the BBC had to consult original scripts to identify the episode. It is 21 minutes long which means that about 4 minutes has been cut from the print. The print was destined for overseas use and most of the cut material is of a racist nature, which would have offended many potential viewers. The print will be returned in February, alongside three other items: a 1962 Benny Hill Show, Nightcap (an edition from the early 1960s variety series) and a 1955 appearance of Max Bygraves and Archie Andrews.