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Friends And Neighbours (BBC 1954, Peter Butterworth, Janet Brown)

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Early sitcom Friends And Neighbours told stories of two married couples living next door to each other in a converted Victorian house.

Interestingly all four actors had previously appeared in Terry-Thomas series How Do You View? and two of the writers from that series, Carry On stalwarts Sid Colin and Talbot Rothwell, also penned this series.

Peter Butterworth and Janet Brown were married in real life too.

production details
UK / BBC / 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 27 January – 7 April 1954 Wednesdays 8.15pm and shown Fortnightly

Writers: Sid Colin, Talbot Rothwell / Producer: Bill Ward

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Peter Butterworth as George Bird
Janet Brown as Constance Bird
Benny Lee as Arthur Honeybee
Avril Angers as Maisie Honeybee

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