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Nearest And Dearest - Series 2 [DVD] [1968]

Hylda Baker , Jimmy Jewel , June Howson    Parental Guidance   DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Hylda Baker, Jimmy Jewel, Joe Gladwin, Madge Hindle, Edward Malin
  • Directors: June Howson
  • Writers: Harry Driver, John Stevenson, Roy Bottomley, Tom Brennand, Vince Powell
  • Producers: Peter Eckersley
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Oct 2005
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000B0QJB8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,901 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

All five episodes from the second series of the British television comedy, about Eli (Jimmy Jewel) and Nellie Pledge (Hylda Baker), a brother and sister who inherit their father's pickle factory in the north of England. Episodes are: 'A Breach of the Peace'; 'Wish You Were Here'; 'The Demon Drink'; 'All You Wish Yourself' and 'Now Is the Hour'.

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5.0 out of 5 stars More good old-fashioned comedy! 27 Aug 2007
This is the second season of the ever popular 'Nearest And Dearest'. By this second batch of episodes, this comedy had become well and truly established with high figure viewing.

Another five hilarious episodes here, including more appearances from stars and famous faces such as; Jack Watling, Ronald Adam, Charles Lloyd-Pack, Bill Dean (Brookside), Peter Butterworth (Carry Ons) and a young and attractive John Savident (Coronation Street)

In a couple of these episodes, Jimmy Jewel appears to have darkened his hair and looks quite attractive in some shots and somewhat younger. Jimmy Jewel was a marvellous actor - being the opposite of his character role - being quietly spoken and gentlemanly in real life. A good example of this can be seen in rare interview footage in a later DVD release included in bonus material. Madge Hindle has become more settled in her character as 'Lily', and considering she was playing a part more than forty years older than she was at the time, makes it an outstanding feat indeed!

As with the first season (see my review for that) another two episodes ('Wish You Were Here' and 'All You Wish Yourself') were borrowed to form part of the coming movie spin-off of 1972.

There are no bonus 'extras' with this second season.
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5.0 out of 5 stars this woman makes me laugh 14 Mar 2014
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I must get a little hand on this watch old but good not sure whats going on mind coz I bought series 2 and 3 are they 2 discs I thought it was all on one so hopefully the series 3 should come another day lets hope so
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5.0 out of 5 stars nearest and dearest 11 Jan 2014
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nearest and dearest series 2 dvd 1968.a very funny comedy in its day,and quite well acted,perhaps a bit dated now.mrs s.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nellie 4 Nov 2013
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A great TV series sad that it as ended but very sad that many of the actors that was in it have died
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