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 2 - Lay Down Your Arms

The comic misadventures of poor snobs the Garveys, and their well-to-do in-law next-door-neighbours, the Butts.

Notes

Pertwee's character's surname is given as Huntley in some sources.

This episode no longer exists in the archives. It is missing, believed wiped.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 20th March 1967
Time
7:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Reg Varney Harry Butt
Pat Coombs Lana Butt
June Whitfield Rose Garvey
Peter Jones Gerald Garvey
Guest cast
Jon Pertwee Major Henley
Writing team
Ken Hoare Writer
Mike Sharland Writer
Production team
David Croft Producer
Alan Roper Composer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Gillian Howard Production Designer

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