At its peak in the mid 1970's, 'Love Thy Neighbour' attracted over 17 million viewers, an audience any modern day comedy show would be proud of. Step back in time into this comedy classic and follow the hapless antics of staunch socialist and professional bigot Eddie Booth.
Episode 1 Eddie Booth's prejudice towards his black neighbours, Bill and Barbie Reynolds, has not lessened during the few months since we last saw him. When bill and Barbie decide it is time to hold a housewarming, Eddie tries unsuccessfully to prevent his wife Joan from going, and does his best to sabotage the party. Episode 2 Whilst Bill Reynolds holds the voodoo cult in great respect, he's definitely not a witch doctor and he certainly does not need to invoke black magic to obtain tickets for the match between West Ham and Manchester united, nor to persuade Eddie Booth to dance naked round an oak tree at midnight. Episode 3 There is much jubilation at the departure of "Clarkey" the foreman of the factory where Eddie and his black neighbour Bill work. The management decide that it will serve their interests best if they promote their most idle, difficult, loudmouthed and bigoted troublemaker. The choice is obvious. Episode 4 The rivalry between Eddie and Bill reaches boiling point when, in the grip of sale-fever, they try to outwit each other in a desperate attempt to be first in the queue for the bedroom suite that their respective wives have set their hearts on. Strategy and vigilance is everything, so who is caught napping? Episode 5 The TUC Conference at Brighton provides Eddie with the ideal excuse for a week away from the wife. He is not too pleased though when Bill tells him that he will also be there attending the conference as a Conservative Party observer. However, the two decide to make the best of it when they find out that they are sharing the same small hotel with two attractive young ladies. Unfortunately, the simultaneous arrival of their wives, Joan and Barbie, and the two young ladies' husbands results in a swift change in the agenda. Episode 6 Eddie is the last person in the world you would expect to be caught up in a wave of religious fervour. However, when a group of revivalists call on him one Sunday morning, he is quick to answer. At first, his wife Joan is pleased at the transformation in his character, but when his enthusiasm changes to fanaticism, she enlists the help of Bill and Barbie to bring him back down to earth. Episode 7 When Eddie has to 'toe the Party line, it's more to do with the G.P.O than politics. Forced to share his telephone line with Bill and Barbie, it doesn't take long for Eddie to get his wires crossed. When he overhears Bill talking about a plan to hi-jack him, Eddie fears for his life and runs to the police for protection. Episode 8 "Keeping up with the Reynolds" is starting to prove difficult for Eddie, especially when Bill rolls out his newly acquired status symbol. Not to be out done, Eddie invests in an automobile of his own, but it's not just the car that ends up on the scrap heap.