Keeping Up Appearances
Patricia Routledge stars as Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced boo-KAY), who is in a class of her own, so obsessed with etiquette and breeding that she goes to incredible lengths in her quest for perfection. In marked contrast: the rest of her family.
Keeping Up Appearances Previous Broadcasts
Art Gallery (Episode #122)
KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 29, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
Hyacinth and Richard have been invited to a showing at an art gallery, and she hones up by reading books on art. Her polish stands to be stripped, however, when her father sneaks into the exhibit and begins mingling with the art lovers.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 30, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
Camera Hobby (Episode #121)
KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 22, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
Hyacinth has determined that Richard needs a hobby and plunks down a video camera before him. She admonishes him to go off and "be artistic," an instruction she will soon live to regret.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 23, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
Travel Brochures (Episode #120)
KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 15, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
According to Hyacinth, the one thing she cannot stand is snobbery, people trying to pretend they are superior. As she logically concludes, "That only makes it so much harder for those of us who really are."
- KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 16, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
Country B.B.Q. (Episode #119)
KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 8, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
Hyacinth borrows a holiday cottage in the country for the weekend and plans a small barbecue. Small, that is, only by comparison with the planning efforts used by Churchill in the last war.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 9, 2014 -- 3:00 AM