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

Nearest And Dearest

ITV sitcom about misfit siblings. 45 episodes (7 series), 1968 - 1973. Stars Hylda Baker, Jimmy Jewel, Joe Gladwin, Madge Hindle and others.

Cast & Crew

Main cast
Hylda Baker Nellie Pledge
Jimmy Jewel Eli Pledge
Joe Gladwin Stan Hardman
Madge Hindle Lily Tattershall
Edward Malin Walter Tattershall
Bert Palmer Bert (Series 1)
Writing team
Vince Powell Writer (Series 1)
Harry Driver Writer (Series 1)
John Stevenson Writer (Series 2-7)
Roy Bottomley Writer
Tom Brennand Writer
Lew Schwarz Script Editor (Series 5-6)
Production team
June Howson Director (Series 1-3)
Bill Podmore Director (Series 3-7)
Peter Eckersley Producer (Series 1-3)
Bill Podmore Producer (Series 4-7)
Eric Deakins Production Designer (Series 2-7)
Derek Hilton Composer
Vince Powell Creator
Harry Driver Creator

For guest cast and crew see our episode guides