Comedy Clicks – In Sickness and In Health


Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that was released on the BBC In the eighties and lasted for 6 seasons – In Sickness and In Health.

Opening Titles / theme tune


About the Show

Summary of Plot

Alf and Else are getting old, Rita’s left home, Else’s confined to a wheelchair. Alf must now do battle with the Social Security system– IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

6 Seasons


Warren Mitchell – Alf Garnett

Carmel McSharry – Mrs Hollingbery

Arthur English – Arthur

Ken Campbell – Mr Johnson




+Anthony Booth declined to reprise his role as Mike, saying he had no interest in playing the character again.

+ Eamonn Walker was also known as ‘Marigold’, playing Elsie’s camp home help


Classic Clips


Alf Clashes with Spike Milligan



Categories: Comedy, Comedy Clicks, Television

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