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 5, Episode 1

It's time for the club's annual holiday, and much to Eddie's objection, the boys and their families head off to Majorca. As usual, little goes in Eddie's favour, and he's soon behind bars - through no fault of his own!

Further details

It's four months since Barbie and Joan had their babies and the girls are getting bored. This means trouble for Eddie, Bill and the boys of the Social Club, for they are threatened with the removal of certain perks ... unless they book a holiday in the sun.

Naturally, the girls get their way and end up enjoying the pleasures of the Mediterranean - including the attention of dark, romantic Spaniards. Unforunately for Eddie - he does, too!


This episode is sometimes known as The Mediterranean.

Despite being broadcast a mere two weeks after the previous episode, this was billed as the first episode in a new, fifth series.

Broadcast details

Monday 18th February 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
Iris Sadler Agnes Thompson
Anne Dyson Ma Jackson
Angela Crow Sheila Garside
Franco De Rosa (as Franco Derosa) Carlos
Bernard Spear Alfredo
Writing team
Vince Powell Writer
Production team
Anthony Parker Director
Anthony Parker Producer
Peter Le Page Production Designer