Beggar My Neighbour. Image shows from L to R: Gerald Garvey (Peter Jones), Rose Garvey (June Whitfield). Copyright: BBC.

Beggar My Neighbour

BBC One sitcom about a family. 23 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 1966 - 1968. Stars Reg Varney, Pat Coombs, June Whitfield, Peter Jones and Desmond Walter Ellis.

Series 3, Episode 3 - Is There Anybody There?

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

Tuesday 13th February 1968
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Reg Varney Harry Butt
Pat Coombs Lana Butt
June Whitfield Rose Garvey
Desmond Walter Ellis (as Desmond Walter-Ellis) Gerald Garvey
Guest cast
Charles Lamb The Salesman
Pamela Cundell Madame Gladys
Julian Orchard Mr. Bullock
Writing team
Ken Hoare Writer
Mike Sharland Writer
Production team
Eric Fawcett Producer

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