Keeping Up Appearances. Image shows from L to R: Hyacinth Bucket (Patricia Routledge), Richard Bucket (Clive Swift). Copyright: BBC.

Keeping Up Appearances

BBC One sitcom about a social snob. 44 episodes (5 series), 1990 - 1995. Stars Patricia Routledge, Clive Swift, Geoffrey Hughes, Judy Cornwell and others.

Series 2, Episode 4 is repeated on Drama on Sunday at 6pm.

Series 3

1. Early Retirement

First broadcast: Sunday 6th September 1992

For some, early retirement can be a blessing. For Richard this particular blessing comes very heavily disguised indeed.


2. Iron Age Remains

First broadcast: Sunday 13th September 1992

Hyacinth plans to help Richard make the most of his retirement, starting off with a trip to look for remains of an iron age settlement. Rose, meanwhile, is torn between depression and lust.


3. Violet's Country Cottage

First broadcast: Sunday 20th September 1992

Hyacinth and Richard take over a country cottage for two days, with unexpected results.


4. How To Go On Holiday Without Really Trying

First broadcast: Sunday 27th September 1992

Having made enquiries about expensive vacations, Hyacinth discovers that voluntary church cleaning is certainly no holiday.


5. Richard's New Hobby

First broadcast: Sunday 4th October 1992

Hyacinth, realising that Richard is bored with early retirement, suggests he take up film-making as a hobby. It quickly backfires!


6. The Art Exhibition

First broadcast: Sunday 11th October 1992

Hyacinth's passion for art coincides with Daddy's desire to join the Foreign Legion.


7. What To Wear When Yachting

First broadcast: Sunday 18th October 1992

Hyacinth plans a nautical supper when one of Sheridan's friends lends them a cruiser for the weekend.


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