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

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Series 1, Episode 4 - Gone But Not Forgotten

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


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

Broadcast details

Monday 10th April 1967
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Reg Varney Harry Butt
Pat Coombs Lana Butt
June Whitfield Rose Garvey
Peter Jones Gerald Garvey
Guest cast
Doris Hare Mum
Enid Lorimer Aunt Jess
Amy Dalby Aunt Ethel
Jeffrey Gardiner The Caterer
John Rutland Delivery Man
Harold Bennett The Vicar
John Parker The Curate
Olive Mercer Aunt Ivy
Darroll Richards Uncle Reg
Sydney Dobson Taxi Driver
Edward Sinclair Pall-bearer
Writing team
Ken Hoare Writer
Mike Sharland Writer
Production team
David Croft Producer
Alan Roper Composer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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