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Keeping Up Appearances - Full Episode Guide


Keeping up Appearances is a British Sitcom produced by the BBC which ran from 1990 to 1995. It ran for five series consisting of 44 episodes, four of which are Christmas specials. The series was written by Roy Clarke and centres around the life of the eccentric social climber Hyacinth Bucket.

The sitcom follows Hyacinth in her attempts to prove her social superiority and to gain the approval of those she considers upper-class. These attempts are constantly thwarted by her extended family who are decidedly lower class and whom she desperately wants to remain hidden.

It was confirmed by BBC Worldwide that Keeping Up Appearances is the corporation's most exported television programme and has been sold nearly 1000 times to overseas broadcasters.



The Main Keeping up Appearances Cast



Hyacinth Bucket

Hyacinth insists that her surname is pronounced Bouquet rather than the lower class Bucket. She is an over-bearing snob and goes to great lengths to hide the fact that she comes from a poor working-class background. She is married to her long-suffering husband, Richard. She has been known to say to him, "Richard, you know I love my family, but that's no reason why I should have to acknowledge them in broad daylight!"

Hyacinth has a great interest in visiting stately homes, probably in the hope that she will strike up relationship with their upper-class owners. She constantly tries to invite her fearful and unwitting neighbours to her 'exclusive candlelit suppers.' She has a son named Sheridan, who is never seen, and who lives with a man called Tarquin. Hyacinth is totally oblivious to the fact that Sheridan is homosexual.



Richard Bucket

Richard Bucket is Hyacinth's husband. He is the one in the series who suffers the most and he becomes more and more exasperated by Hyacinth's ridiculous schemes and plans and extravagant and unnecessary purchases.

In series one Richard works for the council but by series three he has to reluctantly accept retirement and spend more time with his wife. Hyacinth continues to insist that her name is pronounced Bouquet but Richard tells her that "It was always 'Bucket' until I met you!" Why he continues to put up with her through five series is anyone's guess.



Onslow & Daisy

Daisy is one of Hyacinth's sisters, the other two being Rose and Violet, and Onslow is her proudly layabout husband who is usually to be seen wearing his grubby vest. Violet, on the other hand, is wealthy, but for Hyacinth this is spoiled by the eccentric behaviour of Bruce, Violet's husband.

Daisy and Onslow, along with Hyacinth's senile father, often turn up at Hyacinth's in their clapped out Ford Cortina Mk IV which usually backfires when it pulls up. Hyacinth is ashamed to be associated with either of them and she goes to great lengths to avoid them altogether.



Rose

Rose is the more attractive, albeit ageing, sister, to Hyacinth. She lives with her sister Daisy and the slobbish Onslow in a rundown council house. She has been married before but decides against marrying again as it will "dampen her love life."

She's very promiscuous and always wears revealing outfits and short skirts. She is forever getting involved with men, and they are usually married. Essentially, she's another down-market relative designed to embarrass the snobbish Hyacinth. As with all her poorer relatives, Hyacinth is ashamed of Rose and fears she'll scupper her chances of progressing up the social ladder. Hyacinth thus does her best to keep Rose hidden. Nevertheless, whenever Rose becomes either distraught or suicidal, following another disastrous and unfortunate encounter with yet another man, Hyacinth never fails to rush to her aid, and clearly cares about her.



Keeping up Appearances Theme Tune


The theme tune was composed by Nicholas Ingman.



Regular Cast


Hyacinth Bucket -- Patricia Routledge
Richard Bucket -- Clive Swift
Onslow -- Geoffrey Hughes
Daisy -- Judy Cornwell
Rose -- Mary Millar & Shirley Stelfox



Series One


Ep 1 - Daddy's Accident


Airdate: 29 October 1990

Hyacinth's "Daddy" is put into an ambulance and taken to hospital, and Hyacinth is shocked when she hears why. After visiting him, Hyacinth returns home and is visited by the electric man. Finally, Hyacinth has to fend off the amorous advances of "The Major" in his greenhouse as she picks up flowers for her latest candlelight supper.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Shirley Stelfox | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson | Doctor - Bruce Alexander | Daddy - George Webb | The Major - Peter Cellier | The Meter Man - Paul Toothill | The Postman - Leo Dolan | Mr Oxley - James Ottaway |




Ep 2 - The New Vicar


Airdate: 5 November 1990

Hyacinth wants to create the right impression when she invites the new Vicar for "tea and light refreshments." Her hopes are dashed when Onslow and Daisy turn up with the news that Daddy has been kidnapped by a gypsy. The day gets even worse when a love-lorn Rose arrives to talk to the vicar about her own funeral.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Shirley Stelfox | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson | The Vicar - Jeremy Gittins | The Vicar's Wife - Marion Barron | Gypsy - Eileen Davies |




Ep 3 - Stately Home


Airdate: 12 November 1990

Hyacinth and Richard visit a stately home where she insists on hanging around the staircase hoping to meet a member of the aristocratic family. However, Onslow, Daisy and Rose turn up unexpectedly, sabotaging her plans. Hyacinth makes her exit dragging Richard through the ground's private gardens to hide from her embarrassing clan.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Shirley Stelfox | Richard - Clive Swift | His Lordship - Michael Bilton | Angry Woman - Liz Gebhardt | Car Park Attendant - Eric Carte | Stately Home Visitor - Les Clack | Stately Home Visitor - Stella Kemball |




Ep 4 - The Charity Shop


Airdate: 19 November 1990

It is Liz and Hyacinth's day to help Mrs Nugent at the charity shop, and on their way there, Hyacinth has to make a visit to Daisy's to remove a woman from Daddy's room, who is refusing to leave. Meanwhile, Rose arrives at the charity shop to donate her raunchy underwear because she is in one of her giving-up-men modes.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Shirley Stelfox | Richard - Clive Swift | Daddy's Fiance - Gretchen Franklin | Councillor Nugent - Charmian May | Mr Duxbury - Norman Lovett |




Ep 5 - Daisy's Toyboy


Airdate: 26 November 1990

In an attempt to make Onslow jealous, Daisy finds herself a seventeen-year-old toyboy. However, Onslow fails to even notice. The Ladies' Circle is expecting a guest speaker at the church hall. When Hyacinth arrives she decides to take charge of the arrangements.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Shirley Stelfox | Richard - Clive Swift | The Vicar - Jeremy Gittins | The Milkman - Robert Rawles | Mrs East - Jeanne Mockford Mrs Dobson - Tricia Thorns | The Neighbour - Ian Burford | The Youth - Johnny Lee Miller |




Ep 6 - The Christening


Airdate: 3 December 1990

It is the day of Daisy's granddaughter's christening but Hyacinth is displeased that the mother is unmarried. Hyacinth still goes to the christening with some encouragement from Richard. The day does not get any better when the child and mother go missing. Hyacinth then learns that the baby's mother is a hippie, who is unaware of the baby's father.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes Rose - Shirley Stelfox | Richard - Clive Swift | The Vicar - Gerald Sim |Reg - Bruce Bennett | Dennis - Jonathan Fryer | Mrs Midgeley - Patricia Leach | Stephanie - Laura Shavin |




Series Two


Ep 7 - A Strange Man


Airdate: 1 September 1991

Hyacinth sees a strange man emerging from Elizabeth's house dressed in only a towel. This sends her hysterical, concerned about the moral degradation of the neighbourhood. The man was actually Emmet, Elizabeth's brother. Meanwhile, Daddy has gone missing.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson | Emmet- David Griffin | The Milkman - Robert Rawles |




Ep 8 - Driving Mrs Fortescue


Airdate: 8 September 1991

Hyacinth and Richard drive the aristocratic and brash Mrs Fortescue into town. Hyacinth's plans to impress are crushed when Daisy and Rose stop them for a lift and they all somehow end up in a local pub.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson | Emmet - David Griffin | Mrs Fortescue - Jean Anderson | Pub Customer - Len Lowe | Neighbour - Michael Burrell |




Ep 9 - The Candlelight Supper


Airdate: 15 September 1991

Hyacincth has plans to impress Emmet with her musical skills at an elaborate supper. Her plans are scuppered when Rose turns up with two aggressive men in tow.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson | Emmet - David Griffin | Boris - Dicken Ashworth | Mr Helliwell - Gregory Cox | Man with Dog - Stuart Sherwin |




Ep 10 - Golfing with the Major


Airdate: 22 September 1991

The Buckets are invited to a golfing weekend at a hotel by the Major. Unfortunately, Rose is also there and Onslow and Daisy come to collect her. Her troubles are completed by the amorous advances of the Major.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | The Major - Peter Cellier | Hotel Guest - Dinah Sheridan | Receptionist - Sally Hughes | Chambermaid - Sharon White |




Ep 11 - Problems with Relatives


Airdate: 29 September 1991

Hyacinth has more problems with her relatives, including her brother-in-law stuck up a tree and her Daddy wanting to get married at the register office.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson | Emmet - David Griffin | The Registrar - Helen Christie | The Missionary - Brenda OHea | Committee Chairman - Simon Merrick |




Ep 12 - Onslow's Birthday


Airdate: 6 October 1991

Hyacinth is dreading an invite to Onslow's birthday party, but changes her mind when she finds out that she and Richard will be picked up in a limo owned by Rose's Greek boyfriend. Hyacinth decides to hold a gathering at her house to impress her neighbours as she departs in the luxury vehicle. Then a hearse arrives.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson | Emmet - David Griffin | The Major - Peter Cellier | The Vicar Jeremy Gittins




Ep 13 - Singing for Emmet


Airdate: 13 October 1991

Richard ponders early retirement and imagines a future spending every day with Hyacinth. Emmet is angry when Hyacinth ends up rehearsing a performance for the old people at the Church Hall with him. Then a tranquilised Rose arrives on the scene wanting to become a nun.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 14 - The Toy Store


Airdate: 20 October 1991

Daddy visits the toy store and destroys a few toys with the help of a screwdriver. This endangers Hyacinth's social status when she encounters Mrs Councillor Nugent in town while attempting to retrieve Daddy.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 15 - The Three-Piece-Suite


Airdate: 27 October 1991

Hyacinth is very excited at the prospect of having her new three piece suite delivered. It is an exact replica of the one at Sandringham House. Daisy and Onslow are having her old one, provided they pick it up themselves. The confluence of these two events portend another social disaster.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 16 - A Picnic for Daddy


Airdate: 3 November 1991

Hyacinth arranges a picnic for Daddy, but things go deadly wrong when the old man decides to test drive the Buckets' car. A car chase results between him and the rest of the family. When Onslow's car breaks down, the vicar and his wife pick up Hyacinth and her family. All ends well when the police show up.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 17 - The Father Christmas Suit


Airdate: 25 December 1991

Hyacinth hires a Father Christmas outfit for Richard to wear when distributing gifts to the old people at the Church Hall. Reluctantly, Richard puts it on, but after one too many sherries with Emmet, Elizabeth must don the outfit and pretend to be him.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Series Three


Ep 18 - Early Retirement


Airdate: 6 September 1992

A depressed Richard finally has to face the prospect of early retirement. Meanwhile, Hyacinth casually telephones the Prime Minister asking if there is anything on the honours list for Richard. Later, she prepares for a guest, though plans go awry when Rose's latest boyfriend's dog establishes itself on her driveway.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 19 - Iron Age Remains


Airdate: 13 September 1992

Hyacinth and Richard decide to expand their knowledge of local history. They head off into the country in search of Iron Age remains. However, the day takes an unexpected turn when a newly-dumped Rose locks herself in her room and calls for the vicar.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 20 - Violet's Country Cottage


Airdate: 20 September 1992

Hyacinth borrows Violet's luxury cottage for the weekend and prepares a barbecue. In an attempt to impress, Hyacinth drinks a bit too much and gets carried away with the summer spirit. Meanwhile, Richard goes on a dog search.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 21 - How to go on Holiday without Really Trying


Airdate: 27 September 1992

A jealous Hyacinth decides to impress the neighbours by pretending to go on an expensive vacation. Meanwhile, Onslow arrives at the Buckets to take Richard away. Hyacinth shows up to volunteer for the church cleaning only to be humbled by the Vicar's wife.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 22 - Richard's New Hobby


Airdate: 4 October 1992

Hyacinth impresses councillor Nugent by boasting that he is a film maker. However, her plans are crushed when Onslow's car breaks down outside her house, and Richard is brought back in a police car.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 23 - The Art Exhibition


Airdate: 11 October 1992

Hyacinth's preparations to visit an art exhibition are thrown off course when Daddy decides to join the Foreign Legion. Rose and her latest boyfriends suggestive conversation is broadcast throughout the neighbourhood.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 24 - What to Wear when Yachting


Airdate: 18 October 1992

Hyacinth and Richard head off on a yachting weekend, only to discover their boat is just a small dilapidated vessel. Their attempts to move it downstream away from a more luxurious yacht end in disaster.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Series Four


Ep 25 - A Job for Richard


Airdate: 5 September 1993

Hyacinth's attempts to keep Richard occupied lead to her finding him a potential executive job at Frosticle's frozen foods. To impress the manager of the company she has come up with a plot involving Onslow and golf. Meanwhile Hyacinth's father has become a naturist.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 26 - Country Retreat


Airdate: 12 September 1993

The Buckets search for a little country retreat, but Hyacinth wants something large and impressive. They find an old farmer with a speech impediment and his unfriendly wife. While checking out property Richard gets stuck in an attic and Hyacinth is chased by some livestock.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 27 - A Celebrity for the Barbecue


Airdate: 19 September 1993

Hyacinth decides to host an elaborate indoors-outdoors barbecue. To compete with the Barker-Finches, she is determined to get a local celebrity to attend. Meanwhile, Rose gives Daisy a makeover.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 28 - The Commodore


Airdate: 26 September 1993

Hyacinth volunteers to collect a guest speaker Commodore from a railway station. After Richard's car gets clamped the man is finally found, but Hyacinth then becomes the target of the Commodore's affections.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 29 - Looking at Properties


Airdate: 3 October 1993

While Hyacinth browses country properties, Richard has to pick up Daddy who has caused a disturbance in town. When Richard sees what Hyacinth has picked, he panics.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 30 - Please Mind your Head


Airdate: 10 October 1993

Hyacinth and Richard spend some time in their very small apartment in the countryside. Hyacinth invites Elizabeth and Emmet for lunch and she somehow ends up on a runaway horse. other highlights include Emmet getting his head stuck in the ceiling as Hyacinth's other guests arrive.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 31 - Let there be Light


Airdate: 17 October 1993

It is the bring and buy sale at the Church hall. Hyacinth has volunteered Richard to fix the Church hall electrics, but he has a decided lack of electrical capabilities. Meanwhile, Onslow, Daisy, and Rose turn up with Daddy, who believes he is back in the war. When Richard's repair efforts end in disaster, Daddy takes over.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 32 - Sea Fever


Airdate: 26 December 1993

Hyacinth and Richard prepare for their luxury stay on the QE2. They have a disastrous start to their holiday and manage to miss boarding the ship. They finally board the ship by flying to meet it at Copenhagen, Denmark. Once aboard the ship, Hyacinth has reason to believe Onslow and Daisy are also on the luxury liner - as stowaways.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |

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Ep 33 - Angel Gabriel Blue


Airdate: 25 December 1994

Hyacinth is in search of her dream kitchen while Richard suffers with athlete's foot. Hyacinth doesn't approve of the lower class disease and insists they call it gout, a disease supposedly caused by "an excess of good living". Meanwhile, Daddy has gone missing again and there is a stranger in his bed.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Series Five


Ep 34 - The Senior Citizens' Outing


Airdate: 3 September 1995

Hyacinth volunteers to look after some senior citizens on a church outing to a seaside funfair. Unfortunately, the mischievous vicar has assigned her an amorous old Italian and a motion-sickness-prone woman.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 35 - The Mayors Fancy Dress Ball


Airdate: 10 September 1995

Hyacinth prepares for the Mayor's fancy dress ball, but is greatly displeased with the costumes Richard hires for them. Meanwhile, Rose announces that she is engaged to a Polish man whose name she cannot pronounce.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 36 - Hyacinth is Alarmed


Airdate: 17 September 1995

Richard realises he has forgotten his and Hyacinth's wedding anniversary. He nearly saves the day when he decides to have an alarm system installed, claiming it is Hyacinth's "surprise" anniversary present.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 37 - A Riverside Picnic


Airdate: 24 September 1995

Hyacinth organises a waterside picnic with riparian entertainment much to the despair of those she invites. Emmet and the vicar try hard to escape but fail in their efforts. As usual her plans are shattered when a digger dumps dirt in her chosen location.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 38 - Skis


Airdate: 1 October 1995

For Richard's birthday, Hyacinth purchases a brand new pair of skis in the hopes that they will look good on top of the car. Meanwhile, Rose starts dating a Christian man and seeks the advice of the vicar about whether or not there is life after death.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 39 - Country Estate Sale


Airdate: 8 October 1995

Hyacinth and Richard set out to attend a country house sale. Hyacinth, as usual, is excited about mingling with the aristocracy but Richard is worried that she will make some rashly extravagant purchases.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 40 - The Boy Friend


Airdate: 15 October 1995

Hyacinth sings continually when she discovers Emmet's latest musical The Boy Friend is in production. Meanwhile Daddy is once again back in the war and guarding Onslow's house with a sharp object.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson |




Ep 41 - A Barbecue at Violet's


Airdate: 22 October 1995

When Bruce and Violet's constant arguing threatens to put a dampener on Hyacinth's luxury outdoor barbecue, she resorts to desperate musical measures to keep her family scandals secret. Things get even worse when Daddy throws a bucket of horse manure on the buffet.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson | Emmet - David Griffin | The Vicar - Jeremy Gittins |




Ep 42 - The Rolls Royce


Airdate: 29 October 1995

Hyacinth urges Richard to "borrow" a Rolls Royce from a dealership to impress one of her society rivals, but the Buckets get more than they bargained for. Meanwhile, Daddy thinks he is in Africa.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson | Emmet - David Griffin | The Salesman - Timothy Carlton | The Sergeant - John Pennington |




Ep 43 - The Hostess


Airdate: 5 November 1995

An excited Hyacinth has put an advert in the local newspaper to teach people social etiquette, but the clientele proves to be not what she expected - they wanted a strip tease dancer!

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson | Emmet - David Griffin | The Milkman - Robert Rawles | Richards friend - Ian Burford |




Ep 44 - The Pageant


Airdate: 25 December 1995

Hyacinth is organising a pageant in the church hall but there is a distinct lack of volunteers, so Violet, Rose, Daisy, Onslow and Bruce are roped in to help. However, later in rehearsals, Hyacinth falls foul of a stage accident. Meanwhile, Daddy is dancing the tango with a man.

| Hyacinth Bucket - Patricia Routledge | Daisy - Judy Cornwell | Onslow - Geoffrey Hughes | Rose - Mary Millar | Richard - Clive Swift | Elizabeth Warden - Josephine Tewson | Emmet - David Griffin | Violet - Anna Dawson | The Vicar - Jeremy Gittins | Vicars wife - Marion Barron | Mrs Moody - Una Stubbs |











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