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Beggar My Neighbour (BBC One Sitcom, Peter Jones, June Whitfield)



Sitcom Beggar My Neighbour saw two married sisters, Rose Garvey (June Whitfield) and Lana Butt (Pat Coombs) living next door to one another and locked in a continuous battle of one-upmanship. Their husbands were Gerald Garvey (Peter Jones and then later Desmond Walter-Ellis) and Harry (Reg Varney).

There was a Comedy Playhouse pilot broadcast 24 May 1966.

cast: Peter Jones as Gerald Garvey(1); Desmond Walter-Ellis as Gerald Garvey (2); June Whitfield as Rose Garvey; Pat Coombs as Lana Butt; Reg Varney as Harry Butt

Writers: Ken Hoare, Mike Sharland / Producers: David Croft, Eric Fawcett

UK / BBC1 / 22×30 minute episodes / 1967-1968 3 Seasons