Fred Midway will do anything to climb to the top of the corporate tree, and he’s equally keen to bump up his family’s social status.
When his aspirations suffer various setbacks, Fred even manages to turn a desperate situation to his advantage – only to be blackmailed by his own son, a real chip off the old block!
In the end, just as it looks as if Fred’s schemes have come to nought, he latches upon the shapely figure of Valerie Leon‘s PA for boss Frank Thornton and comes upon the obvious conclusion – and the closing image of Fred laughing in triumph is a truly chilling sight.
Till Death Us Do Part‘s Warren Mitchell heads an outstanding cast as an ambitious but none-too-bright salesman in this sharply scripted comedy of workplace deviousness and one-upmanship.
Based on BAFTA nominee David Turner’s 1962 stage hit Semi-Detached, which was a great success for Leonard Rossiter in the early sixties.