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    I used to love Hylda Baker from Nearest and Dearest. She is especially remembered for her catch phrases, "'Ave you been, Walter?" and "Oh, I must get a little hand put on this watch." Utter magic!
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    And she's got a website too: http://www.hyldabaker.com/#/welcome/4522018697
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wirral Writer View Post
    I used to love Hylda Baker from Nearest and Dearest. She is especially remembered for her catch phrases, "'Ave you been, Walter?" and "Oh, I must get a little hand put on this watch." Utter magic!
    Oh yes, and her other catchphrase was: "She knows, y'know."
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    Yes the pickle factory was funny

    Welcome Jessica have fun

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    Her appearance on Top Of The Pops with Arthur Mullard was one of the greatest TV moments of all time.
    So funny it made me actually cry. Best version of "You're The One That I Want" ever !


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    I read a book about Hylda Baker a little while ago. It was written by her fan Jean Fergusson (Marina from Last of the Summer Wine). Her real life ongoing feud with Jimmy Jewel during the making of Nearest & Dearest made for fascinating reading. She sounded like a lonely woman who never really found happiness during her life and this perhaps made her misunderstood by a lot of people who thought she was difficult to work with.

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    I haven't read any biographies of Baker, but didn't she have to retire from performing due to Alzheimer's? I think there was a piece about it in one of the papers.

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    Yes you're right. She did start to forget her lines and she broke her leg during filming for the 3rd series of Not On Your Nellie. That was the to be the end of Hylda's television career.

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    Brilliant couple

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    Thanks. Yes, I remember she was on TV in lots of guest spots, then suddenly she was gone.

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