Young Hyacinth. Hyacinth (Kerry Howard). Copyright: BBC.

Young Hyacinth

Young Hyacinth. Image shows from L to R: Rose (Katie Redford), Daisy (Katherine Pearce), Daddy (Mark Addy), Hyacinth (Kerry Howard), Violet (Tamla Kari). Copyright: BBC.

Young Hyacinth

Keeping Up Appearances prequel set in the 1950s

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2016
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
1
Starring
Kerry Howard, Katherine Pearce, Katie Redford, Tamla Kari, Mark Addy, Debra Stephenson, Tony Gardner, Tim Downie and others
Writer
Roy Clarke
Director
Sandy Johnson
Producer
Sarah Hitchcock

A special one-off prequel to Keeping Up Appearances called Young Hyacinth.

Set in the late 1950s in a crowded canal cottage, Hyacinth's desperate attempts to transform her sisters and her Dad into an altogether better class of family are not always appreciated. The sisters have their own dreams and ambitions, Violet dreams of wealth, Daisy dreams of the great outdoors and Rose dreams of film stars and boys; whilst Hyacinth dreams of the day she'll have matching china. Oh and how she wishes that her darling Daddy, currently scraping by as a part-time brush salesman with a tricycle and a drink problem, could be more like ex-Squadron Leader Cooper-Smith, for whom she works as a maid.

Young Hyacinth. Hyacinth (Kerry Howard). Copyright: BBC.

Production Details

Part of

Landmark Sitcom Season

Production company

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 2nd September 2016 on BBC One at 9:30pm
Episode length
30 minutes