Love Thy Neighbour Goes Down Under

Love Thy Neighbour In Australia, 1979

Three years after the original ITV series ended a spin off series was filmed in Australia in 1979

Never screened in the UK it ran for seven episodes..


Eddie Booth and family decide to leave Maple Terrace for sunnier climes.

Eddie moves to Blacktown, a suberb of Sydney, Australia, where he plans to establish himself first with the family following on later.

The series sees a reverse of roles for Eddie as the antagonism between Eddie and Bill is replaced by Eddie’s difficulty in adapting to Australia.

Now Eddie is the foreigner !









Jack Smethurst – Eddie Booth
Russell Newman – Jim Lawson
Robert Hughes – Bernard Smith
Sue Jones – Joyce Smith


Channel: unknown
Written By; Vince Powell and Ken Sterling
Original Transmission Dates: 9th April – 21st May 1979