Colne's finest pickle factory, Pledge's Purer Pickles, falls into the hands of Nellie and Eli Pledge after the death of their father, Joshua. Neither of the previously estranged siblings are that keen on taking on the business but they are forced into partnership by their father's bequest of £20,000 cash, should they keep the factory - and family home - running for at least 5 years.

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Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1968-08-15

Nearest and Dearest - Joe Gladwin - Netflix

Joseph Gladwin (22 January 1906 – 11 March 1987) was an English actor, best known in his roles as myopic Stan Hardman in Nearest and Dearest from 1968–73, and Wally Batty in the world's longest-running sitcom, Last of the Summer Wine (1975, 1976–87).

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Gladwin was born at 44 Tatton Street in the Ordsall district of Salford, Lancashire, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (née Dooley) Gladwin. He was baptised on 28 January 1906 at Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Ordsall, and educated at the parish school. He married Lily Anne Wynne on 30 December 1933 at Mount Carmel Church. Gladwin was appointed a Papal Knight (of the Order of St. Gregory the Great) for his charity work. Gladwin served as Northern representative of the Catholic Stage Guild. Despite his lifelong rhotacism (which he concealed when acting by substituting the letter R for a guttural sound), he became well known in British television, especially prominent from 1975 until his death in 1987.

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