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.

Episode menu

Series 8, Episode 1

When a local by-election comes round, it's time for all good men to come to the aid of the party. It's obvious which party Eddie is going to support ... or is it? He's always leaned a bit to the left - but blood is thicker than water!


This episode is sometimes known as The Local By-Election.

Broadcast details

Thursday 11th December 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
Victor Noonoo Labour Candidate
Philip Ryan (as Phil Ryan) Mr. Neil
Writing team
Johnnie Mortimer Writer
Production team
Anthony Parker Director
Anthony Parker Producer
David Richens Production Designer

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