Nearest and dearest is a classic comedy. It is underrated by the best sitcoms of all time. Hylda Baker is class because she shows us comedy, variety and seriousness. Her character is Nellie Pledge. Nellie is a hard worker because she co-owns the pickle factory. She tells all of them in the pickle factory (who are pensioners) to complete their work because they have to send the pickles out to the rest of Colne which is a legit place in Lancaster. She always refers to her watch because it has not little hand. She is a single woman who has never married. Jimmy Jewell who is a comic was given the character Eli Pledge Neillies Brother and co-owner of the pickle factory. He is lazy, idle and he hardly does any work because he is either drinking in the pub or flirting with women half his age. Nellie and Eli constantly argued because they couldn't agree on anything. Eli also didn't like Lilly and Walter, Lilly is their second cousin also. Nellie and Eli never see eye to eye because they are always arguing, they are like chalk and cheese. Lilly's husband was over 70. He never talked and he couldn't tell them when he needed the loo. Lilly was Walter's wife and she acted a cut above the rest. She was good friends with Nellie. Her and Walter met in the blackout in the war. Stan is another character he is the foreman of the pickle factory. He is third in command he also is a pensioner and he is a womanizer, I swear this man goes out with women a third of his age. He is also lazy but he can also work. He takes commands but he doesn't meet their needs. He like drinking as well. He is also short sited and wears a flat cap.
Hylda Baker is best known for this show, She Knows Yer Know, Oliver and Not On Your Nellie.
Jimmy Jewell is best known for this,
Madge Hindle is best known for this and coronation street.
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Joe Gladwin is best known for this, Coronation Street, Striker and Last Of The Summer Wine.moreless