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 3 - No Bed Of Rose's

Rose's birthday is coming up but Gerald hasn't been given his expected wage bonus and money is tight. She's keen to get a job and contribute to the household income, but he is not happy with the idea.

Broadcast details

Sunday 16th 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
Priscilla Morgan Mrs. Ashmore
Janet Davies The Typist
Writing team
Ken Hoare Writer
Mike Sharland Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer
Alan Hunter-Craig Production Designer
Alan Roper Composer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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