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Nearest and Dearest: The Complete Series [DVD]

4.8 out of 5 stars 84 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Jimmy Jewell, Hylda Baker
  • Format: Box set, PAL, Colour, Full Screen, Black & White
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Nov. 2008
  • Run Time: 1175 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001KY5ZPK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,488 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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All 43 episodes of the classic television comedy series about Eli and Nellie Pledge (Jimmy Jewel and Hylda Baker), a brother and sister who inherit their father's pickle factory in the north of England. Episodes are: 'It Comes to Us All', 'Lead Me to the Altar', 'The Danger List', 'Take a Letter', 'You Make Me Feel So Young', 'The Wrong Side of the Sheets', 'A Breach of the Peace', 'Wish You Were Here', 'The Demon Drink', 'All You Wish Yourself', 'Now is the Hour', 'The Birds and the Bees', 'Get Up Them Stairs', 'Two Pennies to Rub Together', 'The Ghost of Picklers Past', 'A Price On Your Head', 'A Young Man's Fancy', 'When You've Got to Go', 'When Love Walks In', 'An Open and Shut Case', 'Make Yourself at Home', 'Compliments of the Season', 'Barefaced in the Park', 'A Man and a Woman', 'Bottoms Up', 'X Marks the Spot', 'Something in the Night', 'Lucky For Some', 'For Better, For Worse', 'A Place In The Sun', 'The Female of the Species', 'Worker's Playtime', 'The Right Spirit', 'A Question of Taste', 'A Pair of Bloomers', 'Special: All Star Comedy Carnival', 'Cindernellie', 'Good Time Girl', 'The French Disconnection', 'Get Out of That', 'The One That Got Away', 'The Visit' and 'Far From The Madding Pong'.

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By Mr. A. Whiteside TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 29 Dec. 2008
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How best to sum up 'Nearest and Dearest'? It's overacted to the hilt, you can see most of the gags coming a mile off, many scenes look under rehearsed, the actor's forget their lines and there are many occasions when Jimmy Jewel especially can't keep a straight face. Throw in wobbly sets, Hylda Baker clearly struggling with her memory in the last two series and a few of the jokes repeated several times. So to sum up....It's flaming hilarious!! It's hard to explain just why this series works but it does.

I had this box set bought for me and did wonder if I would find 'Nearest And Dearest' funny anymore. I was laughing within seconds and it was actually funnier than I remembered it being. I think that it is so typically British in it's approach and even so very Northern. That's not to say that it won't appeal to anyone down South because it will. It has that almost endearing quality about it, the feeling that it was cheap to produce but done with vigour and warmth. It has a fine cast that give it their all and a few catchphrases thrown in for good measure.

This is a lovely comedy from a time when you could get away with a lot more things than you can today. It is a gem and this box set is sure to have you giggling. I say well done to all concerned and thank's for the memories.
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Memories of family laughter in my childhood. Very non-pc (suits me), particularly the mickey-taking of an old and nearly incontinent man who was married to a much younger woman. It was an unlikely marriage, and therefore very funny. Warm-hearted and old-fashioned comedy, and you could see such characters in real life here in the north. I was surprised to hear recently that Hylda Baker didn't get on with Jimmy Jewel off-stage. I bought all the series separately, but no regrets.
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This has to be one of the funniest and most fondly remembered comedy shows ever made during the 1960s and early 70s. Full of innuendoes, political incorrectness, simple and innocent plots - this stuff is watchable time and time again. They don't make them like that anymore!

Treat yourself and never stop laughing with Hylda Baker and Jimmy Jewel. Watch for some rare early appearances of some famous stars of today; a stunning and sexy Shirley Stelfox (Emmerdale), Julie Goodyear and Maggie Jones (Coronation Street) and many more!

Worth its weight in gold!
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I remember watching Nearest an Dearest as child and loving the half-hour episodes!! Nellie and Eli Pledge are just wonderful together as they try and run Pledge's Purer Pickles along with their elderly and faithful workers. Add to that Walter and his dutiful wife Lily and a cast of great extras makes for a first class situation comedy!! 7..yes 7 DVD's of black and white and then colour episodes for this price!!!! A must for those tho love situation comedies from the early tv days....you will NOT be dissapointed. Hylda Baker and Jummy Jewel apparantly did not get on well...though you would never know from their on-screen performances. Hylda Bakers malapropisms are legendary and her catchphrase "Oh!! I must get a little hand put on this watch!!" is so funny......please buy and wallow in nostalgia from a period of brilliant if sometimes non-pc comedy!!!
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A blast from the past, I had forgotten how funny this series was. Recommended to anyone looking for a few hours of nostalga!
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Ah! the malaprops! once heard never forgotten.
"Nearest and Dearest" and "Not on Your Nellie" buyers be prepared for the "Boston Dangler" (Boston Strangler), "Mr Bigpiece" (Makepiece) and on introductions "You havent had the pleasure of me yet." Priceless!
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This complete series of Nellie and her pickle factory is hilarious. I was sat sitting there in my chair watching good old nellie and was laughing so much it was ricidudalous. She was a legend and I can say that without a fear of contraception.
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Great fun and reflects how life was in some families in working class England at the time. Not only entertaining but of historical interest.
"Have you been Walter?!"
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