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Nearest and Dearest

On his deathbed, Joshua Pledge leaves his small pickle business to his two middle-aged children, the hardworking Nellie (Hylda Baker), and her 'ne'er do well' brother Eli (Jimmy Jewel). … Created by Vince Powell and Harry Driver, and set in Lancashire, Nearest and Dearest ran for five years in the late 60s and early 70s. Nellie's constant malapropisms drove the comedy in the show.