My Wife Next Door

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My Wife Next Door
Genre British sitcom
Created by Brian Clemens
Written by Richard Waring
Starring John Alderton
Hannah Gordon
Composer(s) Dennis Wilson
Country of origin England
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 13
Original channel BBC1
Audio format Monaural
First shown in 1972
Original run 19 September 1972 (1972-09-19) – 12 December 1972 (1972-12-12)

My Wife Next Door is a British sitcom created by Brian Clemens and written by Richard Waring. It premiered on BBC1 in 1972, and ran for 13 episodes.

The programme is about a couple, George Basset (John Alderton) and Suzie Basset (Hannah Gordon). Each tries to start afresh after their divorce. They move to the country, only to find that they have moved into adjoining cottages.[1]

One episode of the series attracted a British Academy Television Award for Best Situation Comedy in 1973. When the series was repeated in 1979 it gained wider viewership than during its original run, and topped the BBC1 weekly ratings several times. This was in part due to the ITV strike that limited British viewing to BBC1 and BBC2 for several weeks.[2]

In the 1980s, a three-episode VHS video was released.[2]


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