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    Unique ID Code: 0000174774
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 10/7/2016 09:05
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    Love Thy Neighbour - The Complete Series

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    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 1443 minutes
    Retail Price: £39.99
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    Content Type: TV Series

    You can choose your friends, but whether you live in a back-to-back, a suburban semi or a mansion, you can rarely choose your neighbours...

    Highly popular – and more than a little controversial – Love Thy Neighbour consistently appeared in the top three programmes of the week throughout the majority of its eight-series run; even its repeats reached the top of the charts! Its comic spin on racism, politics and general childish antagonism was loved by millions and the series remains a firm favourite to this day.

    This complete-series set comprises the unscreened pilot episode, all eight series – in their intended running order for the first time – the Christmas 1972 short sketch for All Star Comedy Carnival, the 1973 New Year Special and a brand-new transfer of the 1973 feature film from its original film elements in its as-exhibited aspect ratio. All episodes are presented complete and uncut and have been remastered from the best available materials.

    Special Features:

    Video Tracks:
    1.37:1 (series) / 1.66:1 (film)

    Audio Tracks:
    English Mono

    Directed By:
    Anthony Parker ... (21 episodes, 1974-1976)
    Stuart Allen ... (14 episodes, 1972)
    Ronnie Baxter ... (14 episodes, 1973-1974)
    William G. Stewart ... (7 episodes, 1975)

    Written By:

    Jack Smethurst
    Rudolph Walker
    Nina Baden-Semper
    Kate Williams

    Soundtrack By:
    Roger Webb

    Anthony Parker ... producer (21 episodes, 1974-1976)
    Stuart Allen ... producer (14 episodes, 1972)
    Ronnie Baxter ... producer (14 episodes, 1973-1974)
    William G. Stewart ... producer (7 episodes, 1975)

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    1 / 10
    Not exactly politically correct, and even back then all those years ago, some of the racist jokes were cringworthy and in bad taste.

    In fact I am sure, between this TV series and Alf Garnets Till death do we part, brought in the race laws we have today. Which is no bad thing.

    So ot conclude, would not watch this series if it was the last show on Earth, as been trying to forget it for decades.
    posted by bandicoot on 14/7/2016 13:01
    7 / 10
    You have a selective memory Bandicoot though I do agree in part. You do know that the producers of both shows were criticising / lampooning the absurdity of racist views? Did you read my review? I don't know whether that would change your view but it posits an alternative one! ;)
    posted by Stuart McLean on 15/7/2016 10:14
    1 / 10
    Yes, might be selective memory after all these years. I did read your good review, but still stand by the main memory I have of it being 'too near the knuckle' regarding race. Though as I said, I have a feeling this helped us in the UK to eventually make us create a better multi cultural society for today.
    posted by bandicoot on 15/7/2016 10:48
    7 / 10
    It's most certainly too near the knuckle for a new audience today - you're right. Whatever the case, it probably did play a part in changing those nasty, entrenched views for many. We seem to be in a much better society now - though some people seem to be sliding backwards.
    posted by Stuart McLean on 15/7/2016 11:16