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.

Press Clippings

Controversial seventies TV shows omitted from Britbox

Politically incorrect 1970s television series such as Love Thy Neighbour and Till Death Us Do Part have been left off BBC-ITV's new streaming service because they are deemed unsuitable for modern audiences.

Matthew Moore, The Times, 7th November 2019

'Work dried up after Love Thy Neighbour'

He was the star of one of the biggest sitcoms of the Seventies, seen by up to 17 million viewers a week.

But after starring as racist suburbanite Eddie Booth in Love Thy Neighbour Jack Smethurst found it so hard to get work that he ended up working in a flower shop.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 19th September 2016

Watching unPC sitcoms should be part of the curriculum

The BBC's remakes of Till Death Us Do Part and Are You Being Served? are only to be appreciated through the filter of irony. But things like It Ain't Half Hot Mum weren't malicious.

James Delingpole, The Spectator, 1st September 2016

Linford Christie is a fan of Love Thy Neighbour

The British sprinter loved the comedy, which is now frowned upon for featuring a racist central character: "It was fun and good banter".

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 30th June 2015