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Keeping Up Appearances

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Episodes:

  • A Barbecue at Violet's

    Although the musical for which she had auditioned is already fully cast, Hyacinth is convinced that Emmet is only too shy to offer her a part. Hyacinth evolves a plan to pluck up his courage by inviting him to Violet's home for a "bon vivant buffet."

    Length: 00:29:26
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • A Riverside Picinic

    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."

    Length: 00:29:21
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • Country Estate

    Hyacinth is most excited about attending a country house sale and "mingling with the aristocracy." Richard immediately loses sleep at the prospect of Hyacinth in a position to easily go well beyond their spending limits.

    Length: 00:29:16
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • Hyacinth Is Alarmed

    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.

    Length: 00:29:23
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • Let There Be Light

    Hyacinth decides to host an indoor-outdoor barbecue and insists that Richard invites CP Benedict, a nodding acquaintance who has appeared on a television gardening show. Meanwhile, she stocks up on greenery and turns her house into a jungle.

    Length: 00:28:42
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • Please Mind Your Head

    Hyacinth and Richard are spending their first day in their new country retreat. It may be a grand address, but the accommodation they have secured for themselves is not so much small as microscopic.

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • Seaside Fun

    To the vicar's dismay, Hyacinth has volunteered to befriend a small group of senior citizens on a day at the seaside. When one of them gets too friendly, she realises she has taken on more than she can handle. Who will suffer most? The pensioners or Hyacinth, condemned to the indignity of white-knuckle fun-fair rides?

    Length: 00:29:13
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • Skis

    Hyacinth has decided instead of her usual gift to Richard of slippers that he should received skis instead. When Richard protests that he has not intention of taking up the sport, Hyacinth responds that he can cultivate the correct image by strapping them atop the car and drive about with them occasionally.

    Length: 00:29:21
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • The Boyfriend

    Hyacinth is determined to join the cast of Emmet's production of The Boyfriend. She invites him and Elizabeth round for coffee, then bursts into 'impromptu' snatches of 1920s songs.

    Length: 00:29:20
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • The Fancy Dressball

    Hyacinth is concerned that her invitation to the Mayor's fancy dress ball hasn't yet dropped though her letter box. Richard is even more concerned that Hyacinth intends him to attend costumed as Louis XIV in silk trousers.

    Length: 00:29:10
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • The Hostess

    Hyacinth decides to share her talent as the perfect hostess with those keen to know more about 'gracious living' and places an advertisement in the local newspaper. But when the telephone rings, her clients have different services in mind.

    Length: 00:29:13
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • The Rolls Royce

    Hyacinth is stung to lose first prize at the local craft fair for "free style floral decoration of a table centerpiece." To make matters worse, the winner is one Lydia Hawksworth, a lady who one was objectionable at one of Hyacinth's candlelight suppers.

    Length: 00:29:13
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022

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