Nearest and Dearest Hit or Miss?

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

Nearest And Dearest

Sitcom about brother and sister, Eli and Nellie Pledge, forced to run a pickle factory together

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Vorny

  • Wednesday 10th December 2008, 8:53pm
  • At the Moment Farnborough in England, Wales
  • 14 posts

Personally I love it

Hylda Baker getting the wrong word in what she would say and end up saying things like "Are you trying to inseminate something?"

Laughing out loud

Wales

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 10th December 2008, 9:04pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,492 posts

I've not watched it in a while (and only the first series so far, even though I have the box set), but yes. :)

For more of the same wrong-wordage, check out Not On Your Nellie.

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Jack Massey

  • Thursday 11th December 2008, 12:16am
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

It has dated, it's got to be said. Though when you watch an episode today, it does raise a smile and there are some really funny moments in it, but it is let down by two things. Firstly, Jimmy Jewell's acting but the worst thing about it is the name-calling between Stan (I think that's what the Jewell character is called) and Eli (Baker). Shouting things like 'You Armpit' at one another is very frequent and unfunny. But yes, there were moments in it that are still very funny and I would buy a DVD of it at a reasonable price.

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Aaron

  • Thursday 11th December 2008, 2:01am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,492 posts

What's 'reasonable'? PM me. :)

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Jack Massey

  • Thursday 11th December 2008, 3:18am
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

Edited from my last comment, the Hylda Baker character is called Nellie and the Jimmy Jewell character is called Eli.

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john h

  • Friday 12th December 2008, 3:05pm [Edited]
  • blackpool, England
  • 44 posts

I also love Nearest And Dearest, have all the DVD collection too. Not On Your Nellie was funny also, but the third series wasn't as good, I think there were only 4 episodes made because Hylda Baker broke her ankle or something plus a couple of the original cast weren't in this series either. Jack Douglas sort of took over but it wasn't the same. Huh

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Aaron

  • Friday 12th December 2008, 5:22pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,492 posts

Yep, just four. Pity really, and they could have found a workaround I would have thought, but heyho.

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Jack Massey

  • Friday 12th December 2008, 11:04pm
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

...heyho, It's off to work we go

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Ian G

  • Wednesday 31st December 2008, 4:58am [Edited]
  • Hull, England
  • 168 posts

"Have you been, Walter? I say, have you been?"

I remember this sitcom being pretty funny, but I don't think I'd want to watch it again, it would have dated too badly, I think.

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Jack Massey

  • Wednesday 31st December 2008, 7:05pm
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

Yes, definetly, but still would be worthy of a watch for the odd laugh. Do you remember the classic 'I really should get a small hand on this watch' line.

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jimmy riddle

  • Thursday 1st January 2009, 3:23pm [Edited]
  • coventry, England
  • 6 posts

A little dated but still funny. :)

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Nellie

  • Wednesday 9th January 2013, 4:26pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 2 posts

Wave Hi, I would really love to buy the DVDs cause I thought the series was great when I was a girl! But they don't have subtitles for the deaf or hard of hearing which is so disappointing. Boo hoo. :(

If anyone knows different I would really appreciate any help, thanks. :)

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 9th January 2013, 4:32pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,492 posts

I've just checked my box set and can confirm that there are no subtitles on any of the seven series, I'm afraid.

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Nellie

  • Wednesday 9th January 2013, 7:24pm
  • England
  • 2 posts

Thank you for taking the time to check, much appreciated.

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Sinon

  • Thursday 10th January 2013, 12:46am
  • England
  • 458 posts
Quote: Aaron @ December 10 2008, 9:04 PM GMT

I've not watched it in a while (and only the first series so far, even though I have the box set), but yes. :)

For more of the same wrong-wordage, check out Not On Your Nellie.

Product artwork - buy at Amazon
Buy at Amazon
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Product artwork - buy at Amazon
Buy at Amazon
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Or... ' The Rivals'