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Love Thy Neighbour

NOWADAYS THIS is shorthand for everything that was shit about the 1970s, but in reality there was worse to be had in the likes of IT AIN’T ‘ALF HOT MUM and SOME MOTHERS DO ‘AVE ‘EM; at least this didn’t pretend it was anything other than bombastic bar-room bigotry. JACK SMETHURST and KATE WILLIAMS lived next door to RUDOLPH WALKER and NINA BADEN-SEMPER for 56 episodes. Offensive misunderstandings ensued. Biggest crime was that it just wasn’t fucking funny.

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2 Comments

  1. Lee James Turnock

    May 1, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    The first series wasn’t so bad, certainly better than Curry and Chips anyway.

  2. Scott McPhee

    November 1, 2014 at 1:17 am

    In Australia, Love Thy Neighbour is back on television for the first time since the 1980s. I forecast letters of complaint being written to TV guides around the nation.

    Love Thy Neighbour was a popular show here back in the 1970s, but since then, Australia has become a multiracial society.

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