Series 3, Episode 6 - Two Pennies To Rub Together
Pledge's Purer Pickles is virtually bankrupt, and Nellie is trying to pay off the huge overdraft by writing a cheque to the bank, whilst Eli is attempting to sell the business to Mr Hardcastle of Hardcastle's Pickles. Soon, things are so bad they are forced to sell the furniture just to pay the wages.
Eventually, all the staff leave Nellie to run the factory on her own. Eli asks if she managed to run the production line solo: "Me beetroots boiled over twice, and I didn't like the look of my chutney".
There's no meat in the house, all they can eat is pickled everything; Eli wants to eat either Nellie or the horse. They've got nothing left to pawn either, unless... well, the attic does hold a lot of family heirlooms... but nothing they want to lose.
Then, of course, Lily and Walter appear on the scene and Walter has some compensation money from the council (but they aren't sharing). Things take a turn for the better when Hardcastle's Pickles is shut down due to a foreign 'clog iron' in the vinegar - the Pledges are back in business!
This series was filmed in colour, but ITV was still only broadcasting in black and white at the time of its first transmission.
- Thursday 13th November 1969
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Hylda Baker||Nellie Pledge|
|Jimmy Jewel||Eli Pledge|
|Joe Gladwin||Stan Hardman|
|Madge Hindle||Lily Tattershall|
|Edward Malin||Walter Tattershall|
|John Sharp||Harry Hardcastle|
|Peter McKriel (as Peter MacKriel)||Bank Clerk|
|Michael Nightingale||Bank Manager|
|Eric Deakins||Production Designer|