Nearest And Dearest - Hit or miss? Page 2

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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vim1

  • Friday 11th January 2013, 9:25pm
  • England
  • 35 posts

I can remember seeing the spin off feature film on TV. In particular the cut and un cut versions.

In the un cut version. Jimmy Jewell meets a young lady working on an attraction on Blackpool seafront. When a customer hits the target with a ball she gets ejected off her perch. In the un cut version, she then drops her pants and shows the winner her behind. There is also a cut line when she refers to the customers hard balls. Wooden balls for throwing of course.

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Chappers

  • Saturday 12th January 2013, 7:39pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 32,512 posts

As far as I remember it was a typical ITV comedy - and I don't mean that as a compliment.

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Eric Pode

  • Tuesday 29th January 2013, 8:47pm [Edited]
  • MERTHYR TYDFIL, Wales
  • 59 posts

I loved Nellie and Eli's cousin Lily, played by Madge Hindle, and her husband Walter, played by Eddie Malin. Does anyone remember seeing an episode featuring Susan Hanson, Miss Diane of Crossroads fame?

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Wheel

  • Saturday 25th July 2020, 6:29pm [Edited]
  • Wakefield, England
  • 447 posts

Watched the series and finished it today. Thought it was hit and miss. Thought it went on longer than it should have. The first 3 series was good and then after that I gotten a bit bored of it really. It was an average series to be perfectly honest. It dragged on for me to be honest.

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lofthouse

  • Saturday 25th July 2020, 9:40pm [Edited]
  • Nowhere, England
  • 10,337 posts

I agree

Has its moments but the scripts aren't up to much on the whole

Great cast though

Of its time!

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 27th July 2021, 10:42am
  • England
  • 19,897 posts

Worked my way through Series 3, and it hasn't improved a lot, but still has the odd giggle and so, worth a watch nonetheless.

In the last episode, watched last night, "The Ghost Of Picklers Past", just about recognised Windsor Davies as the local vicar.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Tuesday 27th July 2021, 11:30am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 4,609 posts

Ya knock kneed knackered old nosebag. Beautiful words.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 27th July 2021, 12:09pm
  • England
  • 19,897 posts

Why not, while we're at it.....................

Stop stood standing there, you big girl's blouse.
And 'ave yer been? I say, 'ave yer been Walter?

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Thursday 29th July 2021, 8:09am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 4,609 posts

Walter, or Edward Malin must have laughed when he saw the scripts. Never a line to say, just look doddery and pull a funny face.
While Miss Nelly was always forgetting hers, Edward must have been smirking.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Thursday 29th July 2021, 9:21am
  • England
  • 19,897 posts

There's often a knowing smile between Hylda and Jimmy, so I can't believe there's was such an acrimonious relationship between them

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Friday 30th July 2021, 9:08am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 4,609 posts

I've thought that about many on screen relationships where they say they couldn't stand each other off screen.
Makes for a good story.

Any road, excuse me - I'm of to woo mish Nelly

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Friday 30th July 2021, 9:28am
  • England
  • 19,897 posts
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 30th July 2021, 9:08 AM

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Any road, excuse me - I'm of to woo mish Nelly

Make sure you've got your teeth in, and you've been.