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.
Indoor/Outdoor Buffet (#130) Duration: 28:38 TVPG
Hyacinth is desperate to keep up with the Barker-Finches, who have a bit of local fame at barbecue. She plans a super barbecue special complete with her own "celebrity," leaving Richard far from keen on the idea.
Fun Fair (#131) Duration: 29:06 TVPG
Hyacinth is seaside experiencing all the fun of the fair at a pleasure beach. In her distinctive blazer and hat she looks after a travel weary elderly lady and deals with an amorous Italian pensioner.
Fancy Dress Ball (#132) Duration: 29:04 TVPG
Hyacinth is concerned that her invitation to the Mayor's fancy dress ball hasn't yet dropped through her letterbox. Richard is even more concerned that Hyacinth intends him to attend costumed as Louis XIV in silk trousers.
Anniversary Alarm (#133) Duration: 29:18 TVPG
Hyacinth is in a sunny disposition, which mystifies Richard. The real horror of his situation dawns on him when he realizes that he has forgotten their anniversary and that Hyacinth is beaming in anticipation of a gift, which he has not bought her.
Riparian Entertainment (#134) Duration: 29:14 TVPG
While walking by an idyllic riverbank with Richard, Hyacinth comes up with one of her most ambitious plans. "I shall hold a riverside picnic equally as graceful as one of my candlelight suppers."