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 7, Episode 3

Eddie's staunch socialist, trade unionism brings relations to a head. He's outraged that Bill should want to do an honest day's work; for Bill his attitude is the last straw, and he vows never to return to the club.


This episode is sometimes known as Protection Of The Law.

Broadcast details

Thursday 1st May 1975
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
Robin Parkinson Mr. Simpson (Race Relations Officer)
Frank Singuineau President of Club
Loftus Burton Doorman
Writing team
Jon Watkins Writer
Production team
William G Stewart Director
William G Stewart Producer
Frank Gillman Production Designer