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 4 - Laying Down The Law

Harry and Gerald both find themselves called up for jury service at the same time. Gerald is delighted to perform his civic duty, but Harry's none too keen. At home, Lana is visited by an old friend.

Broadcast details

Sunday 23rd 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
Harry Landis Morrie
Arthur Hewlett The Judge
Robert Gillespie The Defence Counsel
Robert Raglan The Policeman
Maurice Durant Leonard
Elizabeth Benson The Lady Juror
Arnold Ridley (as Arnold Riddley) The Male Juror
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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