Not on Your Nellie Classic TV Show
Nellie Pickersgill is summoned from Bolton to help her father, a publican, in his hour of need in London.
Not on Your Nellie Fan Tributes28 Graham Heap from Preston: Hylda's tv series stand alone as triumphs of script and performance. On the subject of Blackpool; 'They have to have them hallucinations, they daren't let it go dark!'
27 Jim from Swansea: Hylda was a great acress and a very clever lady. She was oozing with talent. How sad it is that she is forgotten by many. She brought a lot of happiness to a lot of people. I will never forget her.
26 David Harvey from Bristol: All of the Nearest and Dearest series are available on DVD, so too is the first series of Not On your Nelly (the second series should be out soon, but not at the time of writing this). I got mine from play.com - watch them all the time. Hylda is the absolute best. Love her.
25 Michael from Manchester: Hello all,
I love this woman!
I was born and brought up 1.4 miles from Hylda's birth place in Farnworth.
My grandmother brough me up, she was 8 years younger than Hylda, but my Nana was very Hylda...I think a lot of us recognise elderly relations in Hylda. I have just aquired all the Hylda Baker DVD's and have rolled around laughing...on my own, by myself,....with nobody with me!
I have set up a fan club, which is called...Hylda Baker She Knows Y`Know the link is available on this site
24 Ben Wilson from Nottingham: I count my self lucky I discovered Hylda Baker considering I was only 2 when she died.
This woman Is a star and it makes makes me sick to the stomach knowing about her sad demise, dying a forgotton star.
I am an avid TV Viewer and I know Im right when I say no other woman in comedy has been so funny and unique. I was not suprised to find out she was something of a gay icon!
But never mind being a gay icon, the woman must be offically regarded as a national treasure!
Us fans need to go our there and make sure Hylda gets the respect and recognition she failed to get in death. I am so sad to know the good British spirit failed her in her time of need.
23 mark from shifnal shropshire: i loved hylda baker she was excellent. even in straight roles eg up the junction film 1967 she steals the show.
my favorite scene is in the nearest and dearest film where she comes down the stairs in the high heels saying ooh i'm all of a flutter timeless ....
22 george robson from blyth: Why o why don't we have talent like Hylda's nowerdays? During these dark days watching her on DVD reminds me of happier days. A great talent indeed.
21 shaun from darlington: nearest and dearest. i love nellie pledge please note that nearest and dearest episodes 1, 2 ,3, and the spin off film are all now avalabile on dvd !!!! i must say my fav show is when eli take her out for her birthday to a strip club! very funny!
20 L Goodyear from Yorks: unforgettably funny lady humour like this does not age, funny when she said "the boston dangler" in nearest and dearest film
19 paul from loch Lomond: Re 12. Mark There are 2 copies of The Jean Fergusson Book on Ebay at the moment.
Hylda rules forever.
18 NJ from Clapham, London: Nearest and Dearest the film version from 1972 is currently available (Oct 2004) on DVD
17 Michael Jones from London: Please please bring back Nearest and Dearest or Not On Your Nellie. The part where she dips underneath the tall barmaid is one of the few things that makes me laugh every single time she does it!Michael Jones
16 alan parknson from llandudno: I'm her biggest fan. I just re-disovered what funny really means. I just LOVE watching her. It's the highight of my week, no YEAR! I love it!
15 Paul Roberts from Merseyside: Please, please bring back Nearest and Dearest, Does anyone no if you can buy them on DVD or Video ?
14 Mrs Gaynor Wade from Plymouth: Can you please tell me if Not on your Nellie is available to buy,also Nearest and Dearest.
13 Neil Moorcroft from Brixton, South London: Please show Nearest and Dearest again!!!
12 Mark from Hastings: Great site. I adore Hylda Baker - she was a very funny lady and is still sadly missed. I am DESPERATE to find a copy of Jean Fergusson's book about Hylda. I have done a very wide net search with no joy and regularly check eBay.
11 Warren Starling from Ironbridge, Shropshire: The episode that gets me is when Nellie puts on live entertainment to compete with a bar down the road.
I have read about, I have Photos of, I have heled them but I have never seen Hylda dance in them. Yes, her clog dance. Fab.
Hyldas No. 1 fan.
10 robert adair from ulster: i love not on your nellie a great comedy my favourite eposide was when poor gibert was fighting a heavy weight champion and nellie joined in
9 melanie walker from Tipton: Great programme - always guaranteed to get a laugh everyone was so good in that programme should be more like these on t.v. today.
8 Wayne Manor from Essex: Oh It's So Funny. I Like the ones with Jack Douglas, he's a real card.
7 Richard Downham from Shoeburyness: What a gem! I really enjoyed this wonderful lady - I forgot how funny she was - This series should be shown at prime time, so more people don't miss it.
6 John Hutchinson from Kippax near Leeds: How strange. Just watched the first episode of this great and very funny show again yesterday morning and realised that John Barrett who played Nellie's father, also played her Dad in the first episode of Nearest and Dearest in which he died and left Nellie and Eli the factory.
The things that happen on TV!
5 Christopher Tansley from Bradford UK: I remember Nellie pledge with great affection. Hylda's acting was truly remarkable. The one that spings to mind is when she shows someone the door and say's "And never dorken my dark steps agen!"
4 Gina Reeves from Nottingham: I have been a great fan of this funny lady for years now. I remember seeing her on TV as a child and loved it. I have the book on her life which is a great read for her fans , written by Jean Fergusson from LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE fame , Jean toured her one woman show and when I saw it she was fantastic, I met her backstage one day and she is such a lovely person , we shared lots of memories of Hylda and she signed my book. God bless, this great comediene is truly missed. The Book 'She Know You Know' by Jean Fergusson, published by Breedon Books Derby.
3 John Hutchinson from Leeds: Saw this in the middle of the night a couple of weeks ago and it was classic!!!
2 Brian Smith from England: I was in the City of Durham today, listening to a Brass Band, during the performance I saw a lady who reminded me of a comedy actress of many years ago, after a lot of thought I realised the name I was looking for was Hylda Baker. Upon returning home I typed her name into my search engine, up she came,its great after all these years she has been remembered, by people like yourselves, thank you.
1 caroline mann from switzerland: Loved her saying "this is ricka dicka doodelous"
just thought i'd let you know how i remember it
Not on Your Nellie
Hylda Baker as Nellie Pickersgill
John Barrett as Jed Pickersgill
Alexandra Dane as Beryl
Leo Dolan as Charlie
Jack Douglas as Stanley Pickersgill
Roger Howlett as Gilbert
Sue Nicholls as Big Brenda
David Rayner as George
Wendy Richard as Doris
Patsy Rowlands, Brian Glover and Richard Wilson.
1904-02-04: Hylda Baker was born in Farnworth, England.
1927-04-26: Jack Douglas was born in Newcastle, England.
1986-05-01: Hylda Baker passed away from pneumonia in Epsom, England.
2003-08-19: Leo Dolan (Charlie) passed away.
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