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.
Electricals (#126) Duration: 28:48 TVPG
Hyacinth volunteers Richard's services to help out with the Church Hall where there is a problem with the lights. However, since his forte is strictly not in the direction of DIY, Richard's contributions only add to the mayhem.
The Pageant (#144) Duration: 29:16 TVPG
Hyacinth decides to organize and direct a local pageant titled "Our Town in the Civil War." She also, naturally, casts herself in the starring role of Queen Henrietta Maria and coerces various members of her family to play assorted Cavaliers and Roundheads. The Church Hall is soon in pandemonium.
Daddy's Accident (#101) Duration: 29:13
Hyacinth's elderly father is a lecherous drunk. Imagine her shame when he is admitted to a hospital, "drunk as a skunk" after pedaling stark naked on his bike, chasing the milkwoman for a mile down by the canal. Can she ever live it down?
Vicar's Tea (#102) Duration: 29:05
Hyacinth has asked the new vicar to tea and, in her usual meticulous fashion, she has organized the event down to the last lump of sugar. But then, suddenly out of the blue...
Carldon Hall (#103) Duration: 29:23
Hyacinth looks forward to soaking up a little culture at her favorite stately home.
Going to Daisy's (#104) Duration: 29:12
Hyacinth is at her wit's end, what with the charity shop, Councilor Nugent, Rose's love life and her Daddy! Can she cope?
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