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Love Thy Neighbour - The Complete Collection (Not Complete Series) [DVD]

Jack Smethurst , Rudolph Walker    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
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Please note that there are some omissions in this collection. It does not contain every episode originally broadcast.

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  • Actors: Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Nina Baden-Semper
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 8
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 18 April 2011
  • Run Time: 1350 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004OVI670
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,990 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Please note that this DVD Box-Set does not include the episode "April Fools" that has been broadcast on television.

Product Description

Love Thy Neighbour takes a light-hearted look at the problem of colour through the eyes of a white couple, Eddie and Joan Booth and a black couple, Bill and Barbie Reynolds, who move in next door. Starring Kate Williams and Jack Smethurst as Joan and Eddie Booth and Nina Baden-Semper and Rudolph Walker, Eastenders, as Barbie and Bill Reynolds, this popular 70 s British sitcom helps to take some of the heat out of race relations by showing the funny side of everyday conflict. * Please note that this DVD does not include the episode "April Fools" that has been broadcast on television, this episodes has never been put on to UK DVD.


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54 of 61 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing and lazy release. 20 April 2011
Format:DVD
Until I bought this boxset, I don't think I'd ever seen an episode of "Love Thy Neighbour" before. It's before my time and I can't remember ever seeing it repeated. I'm a big fan of older sitcoms when characters could call a blackboard a blackboard and sing baa, baa black sheep etc. without receiving two complaints and it appearing on the national news. So I would've given this boxset a five star rating even before I'd watched an episode. Unfortunately though I've only given this boxset two stars and that's for the fact that it's the nearest thing to a complete collection that doesn't use much shelf space.

This is a disappointing and lazy release for various reasons I will mention below.

1) Like the other reviewer said, it's not complete. Series 4 finale episode titled "April Fools" and episode four from series 7 titled "The Coach Outing to Bournemouth" are the missing two episodes. This should be called the collection and not complete collection.

2) These discs are obviously exactly the same discs as the Fremantle individual series dvd releases, as each of the eight discs included says series 1 to 8, when in fact there were seven series made and not eight. This is very lazy of them, I expected them to correct all this and especially for the price of 40. On the back of the box it actually says all episodes included from all eight series on eight discs. So they went to the effort of printing that even though they know it's not true.

3) The box is too small for eight discs and they've only just managed to fit them in. This is about the width of less than two standard dvd cases. Nothing wrong with this size, but not for a series that over 50 episodes were made.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Thy Neighbour - REALLY? 28 July 2012
By MAG
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Good old British comedy although politically incorrect, a real journey back in time when attitudes and life were so different, thank goodness gracious me times have changed now. Brilliant acting by all and funny scripts, still have many more episodes to finish watching. I also highly recommend Curry And Chips - The Complete Series [DVD] [1969] another funny DVD set I bought.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Politically Correct? I think not 17 May 2011
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If you remember this from on screen in the 70's you know what to expect. It is based on the difficult time in the early to mid 70's when White British people struggled in their acceptance to the mass immigration of the Black community. They live next door to each other, the women get on and the men don't. The men also work together the White male character is portrayed as being quite working class and lesser educated, and continually calls his counterpart a "nig nog" and Sambo. Whilst the Black Male character is scripted as being more refined and well read; he is also very capable of racism though; he refers to his opposite as a "honky" or "snowflake".

Whilst being very popular during the early to mid 70's it did make rise to a great deal of criticism due to it's complete disregard to social cohesion and acceptance, if you were to study the episodes you do see racism on both parts. This boxset includes all 7 series which ran from 1972-1976, it did create similar controversy as did "till death do us part" due to the (in some cases) harsh racist comments and actions.

This will be something you either love and find hillarious or you hate and would find offensive. If it was to be aired on television these days it would have a continuity announcement warning of the likelihood to offence that may be caused.

I would recommend that you ask someone who knows you well and that remembers it as to whether you would enjoy this.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars love thy neighbour dvd complete ???? box set 18 April 2011
By Buzzer
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Having promptly received the box set today I was so disappointed that two episodes are missing. Namely "April Showers" and "The coach trip to Bournemouth". So how can this be classed as a COMPLETE COLLECTION.
The pilot episode IS included but NO MOVIE. I feel so ripped off by the dvd release company when they persist to release box sets as complete when they aren't. Network are rumoured to be releasing the ENTIRE collection with ALL episodes AND the movie in a box set. Wish I had waited. Am adding to my review as I am fuming now as the price is so low. Like I said I wish I had waited. Roll on re release(he says hopefully) so I can get rid of this poorly thought out waste of money release.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old style comedy 8 Sep 2011
By Steve
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This box set is side-splittingly funny,there are not many programmes that the whole familly sits and watches together, but my daughter actually moaned at me when I watched an episode while she was out. The clothes may be dated but the humour has not,I cannot recommend this series highly enough-buy it and enjoyLove Thy Neighbour - The Complete Collection (Not Complete Series) [DVD]!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 26 Sep 2013
By rabbit
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great series worth every penny , laughed all week , you need to gut the film to make it the complete series .
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exellent 21 Mar 2013
By Barry
Format:DVD
Brilliant viewing if only everyone could take a bit of banter like these to blokes Exellent.!!! The racism is Good on both side white honkey and Nig nog get a life and smile.!!! ;-)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars a good series but a poor DVD set 6 Aug 2012
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On one hand, it's great having this hilarious non-PC series available on DVD BUT the set calls itself "complete." Not only is it not complete but it is far from it. No specials are here nor is half of season 4. Nor does it have any extras. I enjoy this series and I wish I could give it a higher rating but this set was poorly and INcompletely done.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars This wasn't so funny as I remember it
This wasn't so funny as I remember it. As a dvd it is wonderful value for money with eight series shown but the production values are weak and not at all what we expect from... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Pam Pike
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Funny series thanks
Published 18 days ago by Catherine Cullen
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Racist crap from the 70's. Should never have allowed to be released.
Published 21 days ago by Simon Osborne
5.0 out of 5 stars dw
Great comedy with all episodes uncut.
Every series on 8 DVDs.
Very funny
Recommended 10/10.
Long forgotten TV series sadly not repeated since 1997.
Published 1 month ago by davey w
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
funny
Published 1 month ago by Jean Annis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Old times without Pc
Published 1 month ago by michael vincent
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great films
Published 1 month ago by yvonne jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars love Thy Neighbour
Arrived really quick, not watched any of the dvd's yet, but I can remember the banter in the sit com from when I was a kid.
Published 1 month ago by angela lee
4.0 out of 5 stars love thy neighbour
A good boxset with just basic packaging but I am watching the dvds not admiring a case! A very good buy for the price.
Published 3 months ago by Mr. Mjr Collier
3.0 out of 5 stars Oh Dear
What a dated load of comedy and acting. Did I really think that this was funny? It's not even clever. It;s more insulting to the intellect than funny. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. M. Jackson
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