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Keeping Up Appearances

Season 2 Episode 10

A Picnic For Daddy

Aired Unknown Nov 03, 1991 on BBC
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A Picnic For Daddy
Hyacinth takes Daddy out for a picnic in the country but he takes the car and disappears.

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  • Hyacinth and Richard decide to take Daddy out into the country for a picnic but, as usual, things do not run to plan.

    Hyacinth likes to do her duty as a daughter and she feels that it's time she did something nice for her beloved Daddy so she informs a somewhat reluctant Richard that they will arrange a nice little country picnic for Daddy.

    In due course, Rose and Daisy are informed that they must have Daddy ready and suitably dressed by the time he is to be collected. A clean handkerchief and a small, clean towel are also essential to the success of the outing as Daddy tends to be a somewhat messy eater.

    Hyacinth is delighted by a telephone call from her beloved son, Sheridan, who (as usual) requests that his parents send him a somewhat large sum of money, this time in order to purchase a pair of pure silk pyjamas as that is the only kind that Sheridan's best friend, Tarquin, wears and he doesn't want to be left out.

    As we have come to expect, Rose has yet another romantic enagement which has her in raptures, this time, with a Mr. Butterfield whom Hyacinth believes is a member of the family who are 'executive car people'. Naturally, she's wrong and blames her own mistakes on poor Rose.

    Meanwhile, Daddy is up to his old tricks again, this time, jumping behind the wheel of Richard's car and taking it for a drive, making it necessary for everyone else to jump in Onslow's old wreck and chase him! Richard is worried about the condition of his car but Hyavinth is more concerned about her tuna mayonnaise!

    Predictably, Onslow's old car breaks down and they are left stranded until, fortunately, the vicar and his wife, somewhat reluctantly, offer them all a lift, which is all well and good until they are pulled over by a policeman on a motorbike!moreless
  • Another outing with Daddy goes wrong.

    Granted, comedies tend to reuse certain basic formulas during their run, but this one is a mix of a few formulas this series has done better: The Daddy Chase, Hyacinth Is Mortified By Her Family,and Rose Hits On The Vicar-Mrs. Vicar Silently Fumes.

    Thankfully, for Josephine Tewson and David Griffin, Elizabeth and Emmett are on the sidelines for an episode!

    Now, seeing Richard overwhelmed by Onslow's dog is funny, because you highly doubt that Clive Swift would allow that in real life.

    There are some funny lines and the scene of Rose and Hyacinth on the phone to Rose's Mr. Butterfield is great due to the physical comedy as well as the script, but the situation has been done better in earlier episodes.

    It's a typical episode, but one with solid, enjoyable dialogue.moreless
Jeremy Gittins

Jeremy Gittins

The Vicar (Michael)

Patricia Routledge

Patricia Routledge

Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced "Bouquet")

Josephine Tewson

Josephine Tewson

Elizabeth Hawksworth Warden

David Griffin

David Griffin

Emmet Hawksworth

Judy Cornwell

Judy Cornwell


Geoffrey Hughes

Geoffrey Hughes


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