Beggar My Neighbour. Image shows from L to R: Gerald Garvey (Peter Jones), Rose Garvey (June Whitfield). Copyright: BBC
Beggar My Neighbour

Beggar My Neighbour

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1966 - 1968
  • 23 episodes (3 series)

Comedy of familial relations. Gerald is a poor snob, whilst his next door neighbours - his wife's sister and her husband - are well-off working class. Stars Reg Varney, Pat Coombs, June Whitfield, Peter Jones and Desmond Walter Ellis

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - Have Car - Won't Travel

Lana's birthday is just days away and - as normal - she's on the hunt for her present from Harry. However, she's unlikely to find her own car hidden in a cupboard! Gerald and Rose's getting wind of the gift inspires them to purchase a vehicle of their own...

Broadcast details

Monday 13th March 1967
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Reg Varney Harry Butt
Pat Coombs Lana Butt
June Whitfield Rose Garvey
Peter Jones Gerald Garvey
Guest cast
James Beck The Policeman
Arthur English Car Salesman
Robert Gillespie (as Bob Gillespie) Detective
Arnold Ridley Stately Home Owner
Fred Hugh Second Policeman
Writing team
Ken Hoare Writer
Mike Sharland Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer
Gordon Toms Production Designer
Alan Roper Composer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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