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Keeping Up Appearances

Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/k/keepingupappeara_7773960.shtml
Next Airing: Thu, May 28th, 2020 at 10:03 PM on KUED-HD

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Episodes:

  • Country Retreat

    Hyacinth is determined to buy a cottage in the country as a weekend retreat. Needless to say, her idea of what is suitable matches neither Richard's wishes nor his wallet. Luckily an amorous farmer makes her realise that country life is not as idyllic as she thought.

    Next Airing: Thu, May 28th, 2020 at 10:03 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:29:11
    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.

    Next Airing: Mon, Jun 1st, 2020 at 10:03 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:29:00
    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.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jun 4th, 2020 at 10:06 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:42
    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?

    Next Airing: Mon, Jun 8th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:29:13
    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.

    Next Airing: Tue, Jun 9th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:29:10
    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.

    Next Airing: Wed, Jun 10th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:29:23
    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."

    Next Airing: Thu, Jun 11th, 2020 at 10:05 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:29:21
    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.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jun 12th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on KUED-HD
    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.

    Next Airing: Mon, Jun 15th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:29:16
    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.

    Next Airing: Tue, Jun 16th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:29:20
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • 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."

    Next Airing: Wed, Jun 17th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:29:26
    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.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jun 18th, 2020 at 10:03 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:29:13
    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.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jun 19th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:29:13
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • A Celebrity for the Barbecue

    Hyacinth volunteers Richard's services to help out 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.

    Length: 00:28:56
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • A Job for Richard

    Hyacinth has decided that Richard will gain a high executive position with a local firm that has developed a vacancy in their ranks. Richard fancies neither the prospect of the job nor the plan Hyacinth has evolved for him meeting The Big Boss.

    Length: 00:29:20
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • A Picnic for Daddy

    Hyacinth has the perfect idea for an outing for Daddy - an al fresco picnic where "he can drip as many crumbs as he likes". But the assembled family Richard, Daisy, Onslow and Rose - didn't expect Daddy to drive off, leaving them stranded.

    Length: 00:29:43
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • A Strange Man

    Hyacinth is appalled when she sees a strange man next door at Liz's who has obviously spent the night there! What will such behavior do to the property values? As if that wasn't enough, Daisy informs her that Daddy has gone missing again.

    Length: 00:29:10
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • Daddy's Accident

    Daddy has sustained an injury while chasing the milkwoman on his bicycle. He was found, naked, and is now heavily sedated in hospital. Major Wilton-Smythe offers Hyacinth flowers for her candlelit supper table, but when she arrives at his conservatory to collect them, she also receives unwelcome amatory advances.

    Length: 00:29:20
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/18/2038
  • Daisy's Toyboy

    Hyacinth's social standing at a church function is jeopardized when Daisy tries to encourage Onslow to become more ardent.

    Length: 00:28:40
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/18/2038
  • Driving Ms Fortescue

    Hyacinth receives a call from Mrs Fortescue (Jean Anderson), begging a lift into town. "Her sister is married to a baronet, so she is virtually aristocracy" but, as usual, Hyacinth's chances of going upmarket are hindered by her downmarket family.

    Length: 00:29:38
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • Early Retirement

    Richard has no hiding place from Hyacinth now that early retirement has been thrust upon him. He finds the though of all the extra time that the two of them will be able to spend together rather daunting.

    Length: 00:29:26
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • Golfing with the Major

    Hyacinth has decided that she and husband Richard should have a weekend at a golfing hotel in order that she be able to keep up with the Major and his wife.

    Length: 00:29:25
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • How to Go Onholiday Withoutreally Trying

    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."

    Length: 00:29:16
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • Iron Age Remains

    Hyacinth has forced Richard to participate in a trip to the countryside to look for Iron Age remains. But further cultural excursions are curtailed when Daisy and Onslow report that Rose is behaving in outrageous fashion.

    Length: 00:29:20
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • Looking at Properties

    Much to Richard's horror, Hyacinth decides to make another attempt at finding a weekend country home. When a sudden problem involving "Daddy" demands Richard's attention, Hyacinth asks Elizabeth to help her find a suitable property.

    Length: 00:28:29
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • Onslow's Birthday

    Hyacinth is invited to Onslow's birthday lunch. Her first instinct is to refuse, until she hears that Rose's wealthy Greek boyfriend has offered to collect her and Richard from their home in his limousine. So keen is she to impress her sister's new man, she hurriedly organises a "cocktails and canape hour" for selected friends before luncheon and buys a pair of engraved gold cufflinks for Onslow "to encourage him to wear a shirt".

    Length: 00:29:36
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • Problems with Relatives

    Hyacinth has more reason than ever to disown her disreputable family when she discovers that her 53-year-old brother-in-law is up a tree and refusing to come down, and that Daisy and Onslow have managed to lose "Daddy" from his wheelchair outside a betting office.

    Length: 00:29:29
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • Richard's New Hobby

    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.

    Length: 00:29:12
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • Singing for Emmet

    When Hyacinth discovers that Emmet is involved in a concert at the church hall, she seizes the opportunity to run through her Annie Oakley medley. Meanwhile, Richard is contemplating early retirement and dreading the prospect of spending more time with his wife. Rose - let down by her latest amour - has decided to give up men. Dressed all in black she has decided to become a nun - but soon changes her mind when she spots the dishy vicar.

    Length: 00:28:23
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • Stately Home

    Hyacinth looks forward to soaking up a little culture at her favorite stately home.

    Length: 00:29:27
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/18/2038
  • The Art Exhibition

    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.

    Length: 00:29:38
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • The Candlelight Supper

    Hyacinth is planning one of her celebral" candle-lit suppers". Top of her guest list is Ernmet, Elizabeth's brother. Since discovering that he is a professional musician and the director of the local amateur operatic society, Hyacinth has been treating him to snatches of song at every conceivable opportunity. Meanwhile, Hyacinth's sister Daisy is feeling neglected, and sister Rose is at the centre of a jealous scene created by her tangled love life.

    Length: 00:29:35
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • The Charity Shop

    Hyacinth is at her wit's end, what with the charity shop, Councilor Nugent, Rose's love life and her Daddy! Can she cope?

    Length: 00:29:18
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/18/2038
  • The Christening

    Hyacinth enjoys a quiet family christening - for a few moments at least until pandemonium breaks loose.

    Length: 00:29:24
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/18/2038
  • The Commodore

    Hyacinth has volunteered to escort a retired Commodore from the train station to the Ladies' Luncheon. She believes she will have just what it takes to ingratiate herself with such an old sea dog.

    Length: 00:29:17
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • The New Vicar

    Hyacinth has asked the new vicar to tea and, in her usual meticulous fashion, she has organized the event down to the last sugar lump. Meanwhile at Daisy's house, Rose is threatening suicide, brokenhearted over Mr Hepplewhite, who has gone back to his wife.

    Length: 00:29:13
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/18/2038
  • The Three Piece Suite

    Hyacinth has ordered a new three-piece suite which is an exact replica of one at Sandringham House. Determined that her neighbours (particularly Mrs Barker-Finch, opposite) should see the delivery van (with its royal warranty emblazoned on both sides), she enlists the help of her long-suffering husband to place parking cones in the road outside the house, along with a special notice warning of an imminent delivery.

    Length: 00:29:32
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • The Toy Store

    Daddy has disappeared again. After searching everywhere, he is run to earth in a toy store. Having overspent, he has dressed up as a spaceman and gone on the rampage. Hyacinth is forced to intervene. Unless the damage is paid for, the owners threaten to apprehend him as a security risk.

    Length: 00:29:30
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • Violet's Countrycottage

    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.

    Length: 00:29:29
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022
  • What to Wear When Yachting

    The opportunity of spending the weekend on a cruiser thrills Hyacinth. She can occupy herself with purchasing the correct yachting gear for Richard and herself and in preparing a "nautical light buffet" for her family and friends on board.

    Length: 00:29:22
    Usage rights: 3/1/1997 to 1/30/2022

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