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

Nearest And Dearest

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1968 - 1973
  • 45 episodes (7 series)

Sitcom about brother and sister, Eli and Nellie Pledge, forced to run a pickle factory together. Stars Hylda Baker, Jimmy Jewel, Joe Gladwin, Madge Hindle, Edward Malin and Bert Palmer

Episode menu

Series 7 - Cindernellie

After Eli invests the factory's Christmas Club money in a local pantomime production, rumours start flying that the producer is indebted and about to do a runner. Sure enough, it's not long before Nellie and Eli are left performing the show themselves!

Broadcast details

Thursday 21st December 1972
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Hylda Baker Nellie Pledge
Jimmy Jewel Eli Pledge
Joe Gladwin Stan Hardman
Madge Hindle Lily Tattershall
Edward Malin Walter Tattershall
Guest cast
Freddie Rayner Grenville
John Barrie Rupert Tempest
Harry Littlewood Landlord
Deirdre Costello Gloria
Charles Pemberton Man
Writing team
John Stevenson Writer
Production team
Bill Podmore Director
Bill Podmore Producer
Eric Deakins Production Designer
Derek Hilton Composer

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