Love Thy Neighbour. Image shows from L to R: Eddie Booth (Jack Smethurst), Bill Reynolds (Rudolph Walker). Copyright: Thames Television
Love Thy Neighbour

Love Thy Neighbour

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 1972 - 1976
  • 54 episodes (8 series)

Pro-white socialist Eddie Booth is disgusted when a black couple move in next door - but far worse than his skin colour, Bill Reynolds is Conservative. Stars Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Nina Baden-Semper, Kate Williams, Tommy Godfrey and more.

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Series 2, Episode 1

Eddie Booth's prejudices towards his black neighbours, Bill and Barbie Reynolds, has not lessened during the few months since we last saw him. When Bill and Barbie decide it is time to hold a housewarming, Eddie tries unsuccessfully to prevent his wife Joan from going, and does his best to sabotage the party.


This episode is sometimes known as The Housewarming Party.

Broadcast details

Monday 11th September 1972
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Jack Smethurst Eddie Booth
Rudolph Walker Bill Reynolds
Nina Baden-Semper Barbie Reynolds
Kate Williams Joan Booth
Tommy Godfrey Arthur
Keith Marsh Jacko
Guest cast
Elroy Josephs Clyde
David Hamilton Announcer
Michael Slater Cyril
Writing team
Vince Powell Writer
Harry Driver Writer
Production team
Stuart Allen Director
Stuart Allen Producer
Frank Gillman Production Designer

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