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

Love Thy Neighbour

ITV sitcom about arguing neighbours. 54 episodes (8 series), 1972 - 1976. Stars Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Nina Baden-Semper, Kate Williams and others.

Series 4, Episode 4

There is only one person Eddie dislikes more than his next door neighbour and that's the mother-in-law. Mind you, the feeling is mutual; Joan's mother has never made a secret that she thinks her daughter married below her station. Ding ding, let the fight begin!


This episode is sometimes known as Eddie's Mother In Law.

Broadcast details

Monday 7th January 1974
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jack Smethurst Eddie Booth
Rudolph Walker Bill Reynolds
Nina Baden-Semper Barbie Reynolds
Kate Williams Joan Booth
Tommy Godfrey Arthur
Keith Marsh Jacko
Paul Luty Nobby Garside
Guest cast
Fanny Carby Mrs. Lloyd
Gladys Taylor Mrs. Benson
Janet Nelson Tricia
Helli Louise Angie
Eddie Davies Bert
Writing team
Vince Powell Writer
Harry Driver Writer
Production team
Ronnie Baxter Director
Ronnie Baxter Producer
Frank Gillman Production Designer