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 2, Episode 2 - A Host Of Friends

The Garveys are startled to find some friends they made on holiday determined to pay a visit. And Gerald told a few porkies about the elegance in which they live!

Broadcast details

Sunday 9th July 1967
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Reg Varney Harry Butt
Pat Coombs Lana Butt
June Whitfield Rose Garvey
Desmond Walter Ellis (as Desmond Walter-Ellis) Gerald Garvey
Guest cast
Wallas Eaton Quentin Bassett
Joyce Grant Phyllis Bassett
Writing team
Ken Hoare Writer
Mike Sharland Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer
Roger Liminton Production Designer
Alan Roper Composer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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