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 7, Episode 7

Joan is fed up with not having a holiday, and with Eddie hanging round all day, so she books a coach outing to Bournemouth without letting him know. But there are two snags to her scheme...


This episode is sometimes known as The Coach Trip and The Couch Outing To Bournemouth.

Strike action lead to the postponement of this episode in most ITV regions, where it was not broadcast until 1st January 1976, as Episode 4 of Series 8.

Broadcast details

Thursday 29th May 1975
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
Paul Luty Nobby Garside
Guest cast
Diana King Mrs. Chalfont
Writing team
Spike Mullins Writer
Production team
William G Stewart Director
William G Stewart Producer
Frank Gillman Production Designer

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