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VINE VOICEon 3 November 2007
This was the sixth and penultimate series of 'Nearest And Dearest'.

This series kicks off with a cracking episode in the very first one, and has a couple of other very funny episodes in what is a fairly short season. One of the funniest being 'The Right Spirit', where Nellie and Eli attempt to frighten Lily and Walter from out-staying their welcome by pretending to be ghosts! Some more famous faces turn up here also, including a whole host from 'Coronation Street'; Maggie Jones, (Blanche) Barbara Young (Doreen) a surprisingly handsome Malcolm Hebden (Norris) Lynne Carol (Martha Longhurst) and Fred Feast (Fred Gee) There's also another chance to see a stunning Shirley Stelfox! (from Emmerdale)

This was also the second DVD set to include 'special' features. Here we are treated to a very rare interview of Hylda Baker on the famous Russell Harty chat show from 1972 (she seldom gave interviews) Many will be surprised just how glamorous Hylda was - a true star and at a time when famous people were not 'cheap' and dressed like ordinary people. The second treat is the much-loved video of she and Arthur Mullard giving their hilarious rendition of 'You're The One That I Want' which gave them a chart hit in 1978 at the height of 'Grease' fame! What good sports they were! This would turn out to be Hylda Baker's last TV performance before becoming too ill to work - she died eight years later.
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on 7 September 2014
Lovely Hilda Baker, it took me back to my childhood when I used to see her on stage with her exceptionally tall, silent friend.
Not always funny, but the mistakes Hilda makes when wrongly pronouncing some words is hilarious.
Well worth the money.
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This is a series that I watched when it was first broadcast and it had me in fits of laughter every week. All the characters are larger than life. The 2 stars spar off each other. You can buy each series or the complete series box which is terrific value.
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on 4 November 2013
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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on 1 August 2016
Good vintage comedy
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on 12 February 2010
Good old fashioned, laugh out loud, comedy.
Hylda Baker never fails to make me laugh, with her endless malaprops.
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on 7 October 2014
thanks
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on 19 July 2014
GREAT.
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