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.

Series 7, Episode 3 - The French Disconnection

A visiting Frenchman discovers Pledge's Pickles and persuades Nellie and Eli to go to Paris to sell them to an important grocer.

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th January 1973
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Hylda Baker Nellie Pledge
Jimmy Jewel Eli Pledge
Joe Gladwin Stan Hardman
Madge Hindle Lily Tattershall
Edward Malin Walter Tattershall
Guest cast
George Lambert Pierre La Vaterre
Francis De Wolff Henri Duval
Robin Hunter Customs Officer
Roger Hume Waiter
Writing team
John Stevenson Writer
Production team
Bill Podmore Director
Bill Podmore Producer

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