This is the very first season of the classic vintage 60s TV comedy starring Jimmy Jewel and Hylda Baker - 'Nearest And Dearest'.
Though Jimmy and Hylda immediately fell into their character roles as Nellie and Eli effortlessly, Madge Hindle (Lily) and Joe Gladwin (Stan) would take a couple of episodes to 'feel their feet', and were very 'theatrical' in the portrayal of their characters at first. Apart from this, this season sets the trend for what would become one of the most popular TV comedies ever made!
It's important to remember of course that these were recorded before a live audience - hence the slip on some dialogue (no re-takes) and of course poor Hylda Baker's long-term memory problem would hinder her lines which would become much more prominent over the six subsequent seasons. This would also result in much ad-libbing, and so one should not be too critical here.
Six great and hilarious episodes in this collection - many of which scripts were used again, and almost word for word and put together to make up the spin-off movie of the same title that was to be filmed four years later. Some well-known stars popped up in this first lot; including; Daphne Heard (Upstairs, Downstairs), Margaret Nolan (Carry Ons) Andrew Sachs (Fawlty Towers) and Bill Waddington (Coronation Street)
Some viewers may notice that in the very first episode, Joe Gladwin for some reason wears a toupee! In a later episode in one of the subsequent seasons, he is also seen wearing his false teeth! Nothing unusual in that, only that in every other episode made - he never wears any!
Wonderful innocent and entertaining comedy from an era long left behind in the mists of time... Watch them over and over again!
This first season does not include any bonus material.