Keeping Up Appearances

BBC (ended 1995)




Episode Guide

    • Please Mind Your Head
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      Hyacinth and Richard invite Elizabeth, Emmett, and a few other guests to their new weekend home for a "country tea". Emmet seems to like the ceilings!!!
    • 9/27/92
      Hyacinth takes a trip to the travel agents for some "quality" holiday brochures. Afterwards, Onslow decides to take Richard in hand and show him how to 'enjoy' life.
    • Sea Fever
      Sea Fever
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      Hyacinth is looking forward to a spell of gracious living on the 'Queen Elizabeth II' while taking a holiday cruise. She soon changes her mind though when she discovers that, by some form of bad luck, Onslow and Daisy are also on board!
    • Country Retreat
      Country Retreat
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      Hyacinth drags Richard off to look for a suitable property that she can call her "country retreat"!
    • Singing For Emmet
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Hyacinth makes yet another attempt to impress Emmet with her singing talents, hoping that he will want her in his local amateur operatic society.
    • The Country House Sale
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      Hyacinth goes to a country house sale. She buys some vintage wine and ends up getting drunk with the Lord of the Manor.
    • Looking at Properties
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      Hyacinth takes Elizabeth into the country again to look for a 'weekend home'. Hyacinth's choice of property later alarms Richard and his future bank balance!
    • The Father Christmas Suit
      The Father Christmas Suit
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      Hyacinth decides that Richard would make the perfect Father Christmas and wishes him to distribute gifts at the church hall. Before leaving, however, he goes to see Elizabeth and Emmet and gets rather drunk in the process.

      At the church Hyacinth is wishing to impress Richard's boss, but the unexpected arrival of Daddy threatens to do the reverse. How can she smuggle her father out without anyone knowing?moreless
    • A Riverside Picnic
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      Hyacinth is planning a picnic on the river bank but will it all go to plan?
    • A Barbecue at Violet's
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      A "luxury barbecue" at Violet's house looks like being a disaster because Bruce and Violet keep having violent arguments. Hyacinth organises a sing song in an attempt to take everyone's mind off their hosts' battle. Later, Hyacinth goes along to a rehearsal of "The Boy Friend" to offer her services to Emmet.moreless
    • The Charity Shop
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Hyacinth's father strangely seems to have become engaged and his 'fiancee' has moved herself into his bedroom at Daisy's house! Hyacinth is called round to sort things out and get rid of the woman. Rose's love life also causes problems.
    • Driving Mrs. Fortescue
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Hyacinth is delighted when the 'ever-so-posh' Mrs Fortescue asks for a lift into town. Of course, things don't work out as planned
    • Violet's Country Cottage
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Hyacinth gets a chance to try some social climbing while borrowing her sister Violet's cottage for the weekend.
    • What to Wear When Yachting
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      Hyacinth and Richard spend the weekend on a yacht.
    • The Boy Friend
      The Boy Friend
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      Hyacinth is determined to get herself a part in Emmet's production called "The Boy Friend". Daddy is "on guard" outside Daisy and Onslow's house and won't let anyone in.
    • Daisy's Toyboy
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Daisy tries to convince Onslow that she's found herself a seventeen-year-old "toyboy", in an attempt to make him jealous but Onslow doesn't seem to take any notice.

      'The Ladies' Circle' are expecting a guest speaker at the church hall but to their dismay, Hyacinth decides to take charge of the arrangements.moreless
    • A Celebrity For the Barbecue
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      Hyacinth is very annoyed when she learns that the Barker-Finches, rival snobs who live down the road, have held a barbecue which was attended by "the Douglas Chater"! She's decides to organise an "outdoors indoors luxury barbecue and finger buffet" and is also determined to persuade a "celebrity" to attend.
    • Richard's New Hobby
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Hyacinth decides that Richard should get a new hobby... and so insists he uses the camera that his boss presented to him when he retired!
    • The Rolls Royce
      The Rolls Royce
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      Hyacinth 'borrows' a Rolls Royce from a sales office so that she can impress the neighbours. She gets Richard to drive her to an exclusive hotel. Unfortunately, Onlsow, Daisy and Rose also turn up. They're followed by the police, who've come to arrest Richard and Hyacinth because the Rolls Royce has been reported stolen by the sales office!moreless
    • Onslow's Birthday
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      It's Onlsow's birthday, but Hyacinth finds it hard to celebrate. Rose has another new gentleman friend who sounds like someone Hyacinth should get to know!
    • Problems with Relatives
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Hyacinth tries to conceal her many family problems from Elizabeth and Emmett.
    • The Senior Citizens' Outing
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      Hyacinth volunteers to help with an old folks' outing to the coast, organised by the vicar.
    • The Toy Store
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Daddy has disappeared yet again and is later found found in a toy shop.
    • A Strange Man
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Hyacinth glimpses a strange man next door at Elizabeth's house and imagines him to be her lover. Also, Daddy goes missing again in his long johns.
    • Iron Age Remains
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Hyacinth drags Richard off into the countryside in search of the remains of an Iron Age settlement.
    • The Three-Piece Suite
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Hyacinth is waiting for a new three-piece suite to be delivered. She's determined to make sure that the neighbours notice the royal warrant on the side of the delivery van and goes to extraordinary lengths to ensure they do. But will everything go as planned?
    • Hyacinth is Alarmed
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      Richard gets away with forgetting his wedding anniversary by telling Hyacinth that he's arranged to have a security system fitted as an anniversary present. He then he forgets the code for the new system - it's the date of their wedding anniversary -leaving Hyacinth less than pleased!
    • Let There Be Light
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      There's a problem with the electricity supply in the church hall, so Hyacinth volunteers Richard to sort things out - but does he know anything about electricity?
    • A Picnic For Daddy
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Hyacinth takes Daddy out for a picnic in the country but he takes the car and disappears.
    • Hyacinth Tees Off
      Hyacinth Tees Off
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Hyacinth drags Richard off for a weekend at an exclusive golf club; her problem being that neither of them like golf! A randy Major causes problems for Hyacinth. And who are the noisily amorous pair in Room 210?
    • The Art Exhibition
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Daddy runs off to join the Foreign Legion. Hyacinth and Richard manage to find him, but he escapes again and runs riot at an art gallery - The same art gallery that Hyacinth and Richard have been invited to!
    • Early Retirement
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      Richard has had to take early retirement. Sadly for him, Hyacinth has many plans for his future.
    • Stately Home
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Hyacinth drags Richard off for a day out in the country - On the way, she decides to visit her father. She doesn't get to see him because he has 'escaped' from Daisy and Onslow's house by climbing down a drainpipe dressed as "Captain Midnight"! Apparently, he's gone to save the woman at the Post Office from a "fate worse than death"(Hyacinth?!). Hyacinth and Richard then visit a stately home. Hyacinth insists on hanging around the "family area", hoping to meet the nobility; To her dismay, Onslow, Daisy and Rose turn up, forcing them to make a hasty exit!moreless
    • The New Vicar
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      As Hyacinth prepares to have the new vicar over for tea, Rose threatens to commit suicide and their father runs off with a gypsy woman.
    • The Hostess
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      In the last ever regular episode, Hyacinth puts an advertisement in the local newspaper, offering her services as an "experienced hostess". She doesn't get the response she expected.
    • The Christening
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Daisy and Onslow's daughter Stephanie is having her baby christened. When her car breaks down, Hyacinth and Richard volunteer to go pick her up and bring her to the church, but they are unprepared for what awaits them.
    • The Pageant
      The Pageant
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      Hyacinth is organising a pageant in the church hall but a lack of volunteers means that Violet, Bruce, Onslow, Daisy and Rose have to be roped in to help. Elizabeth makes a mess of her stage management role and Hyacinth ends up being "crowned".
    • The Commodore
      The Commodore
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Hyacinth volunteers to meet a guest speaker at the railway station and take him to the 'Ladies' Luncheon Club meeting'. As you can guess, everything goes wrong, as usual!
    • The Mayor's Fancy Dress Ball
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      Hyacinth is annoyed and upset when she doesn't get an invitation to the Mayor's annual fancy dress ball. She insists that Richard takes steps to correct this "oversight". Rose has become engaged to a "Polish person". Unfortunately, she can't pronounce his surname.
    • The Candlelight Supper
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Hyacinth plans for a candlelight supper, but runs into a few family snags along the way.
    • A Job For Richard
      A Job For Richard
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Hyacinth decides that Richard should return to work. She sets about finding him a suitable executive position. A local firm has a vacancy, so Hyacinth conspires to bring Richard to the attention of the Managing Director.
    • Skis
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      Hyacinth buys Richard a pair of skis for his birthday. If nothing else, they'll look good on the roofrack of their car.
    • Angel Gabriel Blue
      Angel Gabriel Blue
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      Hyacinth has ordered new kitchen worktops, which must be of a "very high standard" and seen by everybody. Richard has athlete's foot, but Hyacinth insists on calling it "gout" because it's more 'socially acceptable'! Daisy and Onslow find a strange man in Daddy's bed.
    • Daddy's Accident
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      In this series premiere, we are introduced to the infamous prim and proper Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet), her less-than-socially-acceptable extended family, and Hyacinth's long-suffering husband, Richard. The episode focusses sees Hyacinth coming to terms that her 'Daddy' is in hospital, having chased the milk lady on his bicycle - naked.
    • The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket
      The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      In this special clip episode, Daisy and Onslow snoop around the Buckets' place and find a hidden diary that contains Hyacinth's most closely guarded memoirs. Unable to resist the urge to respect her privacy, Daisy and Onslow devour every word.
    • Our Daisy and Her Toy Boy
      Our Daisy and Her Toy Boy
      Season 6 - Episode 5
    • Historical Pageant
      Historical Pageant
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      Hyacinth produces a play, based on the English Civil War, and casts herself as Queen Henrietta Maria. But when no one else wants to be in it, Hyacinth reluctantly casts Rose, Daisy, Violet, Bruce and Onslow to play the other parts.
    • How to Manage a Family Christening
    • A Crafts-Woman Scorned
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      Hyacinth can't believe her Freestyle Floral Decoration of a Table Centerpiece didn't win first place at the local craft fair. And to make matters worse, Lydia Hawksworth, a woman who was unpleasant at one of Hyacinth's candlelit suppers, walked away with the prize.
    • Rural Retreat
      Rural Retreat
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      Hyacinth volunteers to escort a retired Commodore from the train station to the Ladies' Luncheon. She believes she has just what it takes to ingratiate herself with such an old sea dog.
    • Keeping Up Appearances Episode #4.1
      Hyacinth has decided that Richard will pursue a high executive position with a local firm that has a recent vacancy. Richard fancies neither the prospect of the job nor the plan Hyacinth has devised for his chance meeting with The Big Boss.
    • 10/15/95
      Hyacinth is determined to join the cast of Emmet's production of The Boyfriend. She invites him and Elizabeth for coffee, then bursts into "impromptu" snatches of 1920s songs.
    • Keeping Up Appearances Episode #4.4
      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 realize that country life is not as idyllic as she thought.
    • The Bishop Affair
      The Bishop Affair
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      This episode was never aired due to scheduling problems, and its plot is unknown. It's also possible that this episode never existed.
    • A Very Merry Hyacinth