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4.0 out of 5 stars a staunch supporter of Harold Wilson and a self-opinionated bigot - but Bill is little better, a Jamaican with a distrust of 'ho
Back in the early 70s, racial tension was endemic to the cities of England, nowhere more so than London. Increasing immigration led to fears based on a misunderstanding and a suspicion of West Indian newcomers, fed by ignorance. 'Love Thy Neighbour' was an attempt to bring this into focus and to teach the English that a black man's skin is no more offensive than his...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok, have to be open minded and remember people were really like that.
I forgot how racist it was, but there showed how stupid and bigoted he was. Also a bit repetitive throughout.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a staunch supporter of Harold Wilson and a self-opinionated bigot - but Bill is little better, a Jamaican with a distrust of 'ho, 8 Aug 2014
This review is from: Love Thy Neighbour - The Complete Series: 8dvd (DVD)
Back in the early 70s, racial tension was endemic to the cities of England, nowhere more so than London. Increasing immigration led to fears based on a misunderstanding and a suspicion of West Indian newcomers, fed by ignorance. 'Love Thy Neighbour' was an attempt to bring this into focus and to teach the English that a black man's skin is no more offensive than his politics. To stress this, Bill moves next door to Eddie Booth, a staunch supporter of Harold Wilson and a self-opinionated bigot - but Bill is little better, a Jamaican with a distrust of 'honkys' and with chips on both shoulders (he is also a Tory). The prickly subject is addressed by humour although in 2014 the scripts come across as offensive to many people. A major problem is that Eddie is not as credible as Alf Garnett and the scripts are poor but Powell made a conscious effort to put racism into context and to teach the public that blind prejudice is both ridiculous and disdainful. Booth always comes off worse and the man of bigotry is held up as a figure of stupidity. It was a worthwhile effort to face a major problem and to educate the uninformed masses, but it is now dated and much-maligned; coming full circle, this attack against racism is now viewed as the ultimate in racism. Smethurst (Booth) put it best when he commented: 'it was a series made in the seventies for people of the seventies - and it should stay in the seventies.'
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!, 30 July 2014
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OK , so this is not PC these days - but it is VERY funny and Bill (Eddie's Jamaican Neighbour) usually gets the upper hand anyway! This comes from an era when we could laugh at ourselves however and appreciate just how ridiculous we could be. A bygone age! The language though would cause some disapproval in today's world and may even offend, so just be aware.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great program, 30 Oct 2014
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Arrived in no time. Still makes me laugh, great comedy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Soooooooooooooooooo funny, 14 Feb 2014
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This is classic comedy. Got if for my hubby. I remember it from when I was at school (a while ago!!). How they got away with it I dont know.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 25 July 2014
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Nice item - received quicky, thank you
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 Nov 2014
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Great un PC humour from the 70's
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5.0 out of 5 stars It is funnier today, 1 May 2014
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Jason E Taylor (Beccles, Suffolk, GB) - See all my reviews
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Yes remembering it from the 70's and seeing it again we found it even funnier. This should be on TV today!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top notch customer relations..Impossible to fault,keep up the good work.., 27 April 2014
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As above.......top notch..totally on the ball in terms of ensuring 100% customer satisfaction..what more can one expect,will def use you again..
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hubby loves this!, 4 Jan 2014
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J. R. Brown (Berkshire, England) - See all my reviews
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Brilliant old series, bought for hubby for xmas. Only trouble is that I now have to watch it every night too! Can't believe they made so many episodes! Very funny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MEMORIES, 19 Jun 2014
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Brings back so many memories of when you could say what you wanted and people would take it as a joke and good humour
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