This doesn't mean that folks are racist; it is merely a geographic, historic and/or social reality. I actually think this show was quite effective at highlighting the stupidity of racial stereotyping. Is Australia genetically impervious to satire? It was less than a year ago that I was curious about what happened to this program. get rid of it I say. @ Alison. Rev. I don’t know if it’s actually all that offensive when you consider the dynamic between them, I know it’s only a show but you get the impression they might even be fond of each other even thought they take the mick..although as a program it’s at risk of offending more sensitive people, and you got to consider that.. maybe it gets worse. Will they be airing Love Thy Neighbour Down Under? Section 1.9.6 of commercial TV’s code of practice. This show is pure evil and it saddens me to think that new generations will have to be subjected to it! The principal cast consists of Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Nina Baden-Semper, and Kate Williams. Wow – I analyse too much! English comedy has always been more a satirical comment on societal misfits. Love yourself, love your fellow beings, love your brothers, sisters, friends, neighbors, beyond all uncivilized, sectarian citadels of barbarian discrimination and prejudices.” ― Abhijit Naskar, Saint of The Sapiens Most importantly, Christians must become intentional about building relationships across lines that give expression to unity, which will lead to better race relations. Not saying they’re any good as entertainment value, but don’t think their intention is racism. You, the editor of this site, and the rest of you people who have nothing better to do with your lives than complain about things ought to just move on and do something productive. It was a warning, not an instruction manual. The principal cast consists of Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Nina Baden-Semper and Kate Williams. Perhaps some of these critics should read Orwell’s “1984”. Yes, it’s pollitcally incorrect, but my parents were drawn to this show because it mirrored their experience when they migrated to Australia in 1979. Chaucer used humour and sexual innuendo to highlight abuse of power by the church, the writer of this show uses humour to highlight racism. I lived in the UK at the time and the were a lot of Eddie Booths in my dads generation who have turned into great people with great racially attuned attitudes. You can also 'Read More' to view our Cookie Policy and learn how to control them. Without selflove, it is a tricky task to try and love others.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & … Tim Burrowes is the founder of Mumbrella. If this is the only thing that a large organisation, or it’s reporters, such as Mumbrella can find to have a whinge about, then I suggest that maybe they are in trouble in the market and are clutching at straws. Ted and Alf are clearly portrayed as the odd one out in a world of better values and are therefore clearly ridiculed. And as for Are You Being Served, Dad’s Army and the Carry On movies – It should make us laugh a lot… and think a lot, too.” But to a large extent, it fails to do either. I’m very surprised that this show went back on air. I see God as a benevolent male. In order to begin to achieve unity, pastors and church attenders need to be intentional about building relationships across racial lines. Pastors must be compelled to proactively pursue relationships with churches that are different. If the good Lord had meant all races to co-habitate, then why did He “place” the different races in different parts of the world, and indeed why did He create so many different races with such diverse physical difference? People need to get to know one another so there can be unity and transformation of the common issues impacting communities — homelessness, underperforming education and injustice to name a few. Esp the white guy, he acts a fool while the black couple are far more down to earth. They are all an extremely tolerant lot, making the stupidity of Eddie’s views stand out even more. Rudolph Walker insists 'Love Thy Neighbour' was always about "pure entertainment" rather than trying to "solve the problem of racism". The British sprinter loved the comedy which is now frowned upon for featuring a racist … It was cancelled after the first episode was aired. How far should we take this? It seems that to love thy neighbor whole-heartedly, one must love thyself whole-heartedly. Could this act then make Fremantle Media in breach of Australia’s Race Discrimination laws and not channel 7?