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5.0 out of 5 stars Yesterday's comedy magic!
Surprisingly the only spin-off from the most successful TV comedy series starring Hylda Baker and Jimmy Jewel of the same name.

This - along with the 'On The Buses' series of Movies were some of the biggest Box Office successes of the time! A laugh a minute this, as several of the original story-lines from the successful series are lotted together to make a...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yesterday's comedy magic!, 1 Oct. 2009
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This review is from: Nearest And Dearest [DVD] (DVD)
Surprisingly the only spin-off from the most successful TV comedy series starring Hylda Baker and Jimmy Jewel of the same name.

This - along with the 'On The Buses' series of Movies were some of the biggest Box Office successes of the time! A laugh a minute this, as several of the original story-lines from the successful series are lotted together to make a full-length really funny feature film!

Also includes Kerry Jewel (Jimmy's son) and stars all the regulars from the series - with many of its jokes! But it still works!

As the last Reviewer has stated; a great pity that this could not have been 're-mastered', but still a must for any fan of yesterday's gems!

Great Fun!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NEAREST AND DEAREST 1972 movie, 8 Oct. 2009
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Great classic movie .staring the late ..Hylda Baker. Jimmy Jewel. Edward Malin.
Joe Gladwin if you have not seen this one buy the movie before it is gone for ever & go check out the tv series NEAREST AND DEAREST
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5.0 out of 5 stars Have you been, Walter?!, 16 April 2011
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Magic! Not only great comedy, but a reflection of how life was in the north of England at that time.
Sadly, they don't make them like that any more...
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the better sitcom-to-movie 'spin-offs', 2 Jan. 2013
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As with the later "Rising Damp: The Movie" this 1972 adaption for the big screen sees many scenes & gags cobbled together from the original series of the successful Granada TV production of "Nearest and Dearest". The cast reprise their roles effectively (after watching the TV series, it feels a little strange without the background laughter). The star of the show remains Hylda Baker, who turns in another highly engaging performance as the hilariously flustered mistress of malapropisms. The double-entendres & saucy seaside-postcard humour comes thick and fast, along with some witty Northern 'death' jokes. As was often the case in the 70's, the movie is yet another example of a popular comedy series receiving the 'movie' treatment, and is a good introduction to the more raucous TV series.

As others have already mentioned - the quality of this Simply Home Entertainment (DD Video) release could have been better. The print is grainy & faded in places while the sound is on the low side. There are no extras or subtitles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious comedy with very funny comdy duo,plus Lily &Walter their cousins., 9 July 2015
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Hilarious old style comedy with Hilda Baker & Jimmy Jewell as brother & sister who inherit the family Pledges pickle factory.The funny lines between Nellie & Eli are so comical, especially as Nellie mangles her words. A really heart-warming comedy that lifts your spirits!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great series film, 25 Aug. 2013
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this is the film completing the nearest and dearest tv series and is a if you own the series or as a lone comedy film
the film portrays bits of story's from the series and is a great addition to the set
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5.0 out of 5 stars They don't make them like this any more, 17 Jan. 2014
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The TV series this spun off from was hilarious, the stars all the like of which were unique, and the film is great fun
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5.0 out of 5 stars BRITISH HUMOR AT ITS BEST!, 7 Dec. 2012
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NOT AS GOOD AS THE TV SERIES BUT THE CARRY-ON STYLE FARCE IS GOOD IN ITS MAKING! AND QUITE ENTERTAINING.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly recommended, 17 April 2015
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Very funny film. A little bit like some of the stories from the series, but a good laugh anyway!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab Film, 8 Jun. 2008
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A must for all Nearest and Dearest fans, it is just a shame it wasn't remastered. The picture quality is good but the sound is very quiet. Remastering would have made a big difference to the quality of this film.
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