Nearest And Dearest
Sitcom about brother and sister, Eli and Nellie Pledge, forced to run a pickle factory together
Colne's finest pickle factory, Pledge's Purer Pickles, falls into the hands of Nellie and Eli Pledge after the death of their father, Joshua. Neither of the previously estranged siblings are that keen on taking on the business but they are forced into partnership by their father's bequest of £20,000 cash, should they keep the factory - and family home - running for at least 5 years.
Our Review: A very mixed series. With the odd mini-gem aside, most episodes toward the latter part of the show's run (after ITV's switch to colour), are sadly sub-par and in some cases do tend to drag. This is largely down to a shift in the show's focus: whilst those earlier episodes did cover a wide variety of plots, there was always the overarching concern of the pickle factory drawing the warring siblings together to the same ultimate goal: the success of the business.