Nearest And Dearest. Image shows from L to R: Eli Pledge (Jimmy Jewel), Nellie Pledge (Hylda Baker). Copyright: Hammer Film Productions.

Nearest And Dearest

1972 British comedy film about siblings. Stars Hylda Baker, Jimmy Jewel, Joe Gladwin, Edward Malin, Madge Hindle and others.


Originally scheduled for a 6-week shoot, the film was completed in just four.

A sequel was planned titled Nearer And Dearer, but this first film was not deemed successful enough to put it into production.

Whilst Tom Brennand and Roy Bottomley wrote the screenplay, chunks were adapted from original TV scripts, including those of creators Vince Powell and Harry Driver.