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Keeping Up Appearances

The Pageant (#1995)

Hyacinth decides to organize and direct a local pageant titled "Our Town in the Civil War." She also, naturally, casts herself in the starring role of Queen Henrietta Maria and coerces various members of her family to play assorted Cavaliers and Roundheads. The Church Hall is soon in pandemonium. [29 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced "bouquet") goes to incredible lengths in her quest for perfection. Hers is a spick-and-span house. Her downtrodden husband, Richard (Clive Swift), acts as chauffeur in their immaculately kept car. Their permanently absent son has a superior name, Sheridan. Even the empty milk bottles sparkle on the doorstep after their obligatory rinse in the dishwasher. When it comes to snobbery, Hyacinth Bucket is in a class of her own.

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  • Episode #120

    According to Hyacinth, the one thing she cannot stand is snobbery. [29 minutes] Closed Captioning

  • Episode #121

    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. [29 minutes] Closed Captioning

  • Episode #122

    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... [29 minutes] Closed Captioning

  • Episode #123

    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... [29 minutes] Closed Captioning

  • Episode #124

    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... [29 minutes] Closed Captioning

  • Episode #125

    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. [29 minutes] Closed Captioning

  • Episode #126

    Hyacinth volunteers Richard's services to help out the church hall where there is a problem with the lights. [28 minutes] Closed Captioning

  • Episode #127

    The bee in Hyacinth’s bonnet is about buying a small cottage in the country as a weekend retreat. Richard learns that her idea of small does not match his. Hyacinth learns that the country life... [29 minutes] Closed Captioning

  • Episode #128

    Much to Richard's horror, Hyacinth decides to make another attempt at finding a weekend country home. [28 minutes] Closed Captioning

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