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 3, Episode 6 - Grey Flannel Love Suit

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 5th March 1968
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
Sheila Ballantine Angela Pike
Geoffrey Denton Mr. Sweeney
Damaris Hayman Mrs. Sweeney
Keith Ashley Mr. Lockhart
John Mulgrew Arthur
Writing team
Ken Hoare Writer
Mike Sharland Writer
Production team
Eric Fawcett Producer
Peter Brachacki Production Designer
Alan Roper Composer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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