Wednesday, December 25th, 1991
s0e1: The Father Christmas Suit
Hyacinth has bought Richard a Father Christmas outfit for him to wear when distributing gifts to the old people at the Church Hall. Against his will, Richard puts on the outfit, but after having one too many sherries with Emmett, he is unable to fulfil the deed, hence Elizabeth puts on the outfit and pretends to be Richard.
Sunday, December 26th, 1993
s0e2: Sea Fever
Hyacinth and Richard prepare for their luxury stay on the QE2. Yet traffic, a muddy field and too much luggage result in a disastrous start to a holiday that only gets much worse for Hyacinth when she has reason to believe Onslow and Daisy have stowed-away and are also onboard the luxury cruise.
Sunday, December 25th, 1994
s0e3: Angel Gabriel Blue
Hyacinth is in search for her dream kitchen while Richard has developed a fungus infection, not to his wife's approval. As a result, Hyacinth claims it is gout, a disease supposedly caught by "good living". Meanwhile Daddy has gone missing again and there is a stranger in his place
Monday, December 25th, 1995
s0e4: Historical Pageant
Hyacinth and Richard arrive at the Church hall as Hyacinth organises a Pageant based on the English Civil War, with herself as Queen Henrietta Maria and Richard as Charles I. However all of the volunteers supposedly taking part are unable to make it. At a last minute attempt to get the show off the ground, Hyacinth invites Onslow, Daisy and Rose along with Bruce and Violet to participate. Later in rehearsals however, Hyacinth falls foul of a stage accident.
Monday, October 29th, 1990
s1e1: Daddy's Accident
Hyacinth's "Daddy" is put into an ambulance and taken to hospital, after getting injured chasing after the milk woman naked on his bike. After visiting him, Hyacinth returns home and is visited by the gas man, whose life she makes difficult.
Monday, November 5th, 1990
s1e2: The New Vicar
Hyacinth is determined to create the perfect impression when inviting the new Vicar for ?tea and light refreshments?. However her hopes come crashing down on her when Onslow and Daisy turn up with the news Daddy has been kidnapped by a gypsy. The day gets even worse for the polish-perfecting protagonist when Rose turns up, on her way to her own funeral.
Monday, November 12th, 1990
s1e3: Stately Home
Hyacinth and Richard visit a stately home where the leading lady hopes to meet a member of the aristocratic family. However she fears her social status will be sabotaged by Onslow, Daisy and Rose, who turn up unexpectedly. Thus Hyacinth drags Richard through the ground's private gardens to hide from the lower-class clan.
Monday, November 19th, 1990
s1e4: The Charity Shop
It is Liz and Hyacinth's day to help Mrs Nugent at the charity shop, and on their way there, Hyacinth has to make a visit to Onslow and Daisy's to remove a woman (played by Gretchen Franklin) from Daddy's room, refusing to leave. Meanwhile Rose intends to give up men, and arrives at the charity shop to donate her raunchy underwear.
Monday, November 26th, 1990
s1e5: Daisy's Toyboy
In an attempt to make Onslow jealous, Daisy finds herself a toyboy. However the plan fails and Daisy sends Onslow to the Church hall to meet Richard, in a final ploy to get him to notice her antics.
Monday, December 3rd, 1990
s1e6: The Christening
Daisy and Onslow's granddaughter Kylie is getting christened, but Hyacinth is unimpressed because there has not been a wedding first. The day does not get any better for Hyacinth when she and Richard are forced to come to the rescue of the baby's mother Stephanie, whose transport has broken down. The leading lady then learns the baby's mother is a hippie, who is unaware of the baby's father.
Sunday, September 1st, 1991
s2e1: A Strange Man
Hyacinth is shocked to see a strange man wearing only a towel emerge from Elizabeth's house, thus she tells Richard they will have to move house. However her opinions change when discovering who the man really is. Meanwhile Daddy has gone missing.
Sunday, September 8th, 1991
s2e2: Driving Mrs Fortescue
Hyacinth and Richard drive a wealthy Mrs Fortescue into town, however Hyacinth's plans to impress are crushed by her family when Daisy and Rose flag down the Buckets for a lift. Eventually to Hyacinth's dismay, this leads to Mrs Fortescue playing darts with Onslow in a public house.
Sunday, September 15th, 1991
s2e3: The Candlelight Supper
Hyacinth wants to impress Emmet with her musical talents at an elaborate musical supper. However her plans backfire when a short-skirted Rose turns up, followed by two aggressive men who begin fighting on Hyacinth's doorstep.
Sunday, September 22nd, 1991
s2e4: Hyacinth Tees Off
The Major invites the Buckets for a golfing weekend at a luxury hotel. All is well until Onslow and Daisy turn up unexpectedly to collect Rose after she has spent a raunchy weekend away with a Mr Smith. Inevitably, when Hyacinth realises her family are there, she fears for her social standing. Adding to her dilemma is the amorous intentions of the Major.
Sunday, September 29th, 1991
s2e5: Problems with Relatives
Hyacinth's brother-in-law Bruce is stuck up a tree, Daddy goes to the register office to be married and Emmett meets Daisy, Onslow and Rose, throwing Hyacinth into dismay. Liz offers to drive Daddy back to Daisy's, but to avoid herself and Emmett seeing how Daisy and Onslow live, Hyacinth insists they stop off at Violet's.
Sunday, October 6th, 1991
s2e6: Onslow's Birthday
Hyacinth is dreading an invite to Onslow's birthday party, but changes her mind when finding out she and Richard will be picked up by Rose's wealthy Greek boyfriend. Thus Hyacinth holds a gathering at her house to impress the neighbours as she departs in the luxury vehicle. However her hopes die when a hearse arrives instead.
Sunday, October 13th, 1991
s2e7: Singing For Emmet
Richard is offered early retirement and so ponders over the possibility of having to spend all day everyday with Hyacinth. Emmett is enraged when Hyacinth ends up rehearsing a performance for the old people at the Church Hall with him, and a tranquilised Rose arrives at the scene wanting to become a nun.
Sunday, October 20th, 1991
s2e8: The Toy Store
Daddy has ended up at the toy store and is "improving" a few toys with the help of a screw driver. This results in Hyacinth and Richard having to go into town to solve the problem, where Hyacinth fears for her status when meeting Mrs. Counsellor Nugent.
Sunday, October 27th, 1991
s2e9: The Three-Piece Suite
Hyacinth is very excited at the prospect of having her new three piece suite, an exact replica of the one at Sandringham House, delivered. She will also give Daisy and Onslow her old suite, provided they pick it up themselves. But of course these two events are likely to collide at some point, creating an insurmountable disaster.
Sunday, November 3rd, 1991
s2e10: A Picnic For Daddy
Hyacinth arranges a picnic for Daddy, but things go awry when the senile old man decides to test-drive the Buckets' car. Thus Hyacinth has to ride in Onslow's, as a car chase gets underway.
Sunday, September 6th, 1992
s3e1: Early Retirement
Richard has had to take early retirement. Sadly for him, Hyacinth has many plans for his future.
Sunday, September 13th, 1992
s3e2: Iron Age Remains
Hyacinth drags Richard off into the countryside in search of the remains of an Iron Age settlement.
Sunday, September 20th, 1992
s3e3: Violet's Country Cottage
Hyacinth gets a chance to try some social climbing while borrowing her sister Violet's cottage for the weekend.
Sunday, September 27th, 1992
s3e4: How to Go on Holiday without Really Trying
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.
Sunday, October 4th, 1992
s3e5: Richard's New Hobby
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!
Sunday, October 11th, 1992
s3e6: The Art Exhibition
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!
Sunday, October 18th, 1992
s3e7: What To Wear When Yachting
Hyacinth and Richard spend the weekend on a yacht.
Sunday, September 5th, 1993
s4e1: A Job For Richard
Hyacinth's attempts to keep Richard occupied in his years of retirement continue. Now she has found him an executive job in frozen foods, and to impress the manager of the company she has contrived a plot involving Onslow and golf.
Sunday, September 12th, 1993
s4e2: Country Retreat
Hyacinth wants ?a little place in the country?, however her heart is not set on little. An old farmer with a speech impediment causes much difficulty for Hyacinth when out looking at property, and seems to take a liking to her.
Sunday, September 19th, 1993
s4e3: A Celebrity For The Barbecue
For her summer entertaining, Hyacinth Bucket has decided to host an elaborate indoors barbecue. In an attempt to compete with the Barker-Finchess, she is determined to get a celebrity to attend. Meanwhile Rose gives Daisy a make-over.
Sunday, September 26th, 1993
s4e4: The Commodore
Hyacinth switches on her sailing persona when volunteering to collect a guest speaking Commodore from a train station, however Richard gets clamped and they cannot find the man. When Hyacinth does finally meet the Commodore, she is unprepared for his attempts at seduction.
Sunday, October 3rd, 1993
s4e5: Looking at Properties
Richard panics when leaving Hyacinth to browse country property without him, fearing she will purchase something they cannot afford, as he collects "Daddy" from a police station. Finally Hyacinth decides on a country property.
Sunday, October 10th, 1993
s4e6: Please Mind Your Head
Hyacinth and Richard are settling into their new country apartment, but Richard is less than enthused with its diminutive size. It's already cramped enough as it is for two, but when Hyacinth invites friends over, it becomes unbearably tiny!
Sunday, October 17th, 1993
s4e7: Let There Be Light
It is the "bring and buy" sale at the Church hall and the Church goers are in for a shock because Hyacinth has volunteered Richard to fix the Church hall electrics, despite his lack of electrical capabilities. Meanwhile Onslow, Daisy, and Rose turn up with a Daddy believing he is back in the war.
Sunday, September 3rd, 1995
s5e1: The Senior Citizen's Outing
Hyacinth volunteers to look after the old people in an outing to the funfair, however a certain old man proves to be quite a handful. As the day progresses, Hyacinth ends up in a mirror house, on some dodgems and on a ghost train.
Sunday, September 10th, 1995
s5e2: The Mayor's Fancy Dress Ball
Hyacinth prepares for the Mayor's fancy dress ball and is also on a mission to impress the new neighbours, a few streets away.
Sunday, September 17th, 1995
s5e3: Hyacinth is Alarmed
Richard is terrified to wake up to see Hyacinth smiling at him; he later realises he has forgotten his and Hyacinth's wedding anniversary. Richard then decides to have an alarm system installed, claiming it is Hyacinth's "surprise" anniversary present.
Sunday, September 24th, 1995
s5e4: A Riverside Picnic
Hyacinth organises a riverside picnic, much to the despair of those invited. Despite Emett's and the Vicar's best efforts to tell Hyacinth they are unable to attend, they find getting out of Hyacinth's function impossible. As always, Hyacinth's plans of perfection are shattered when a digger dumps dirt in her chosen location for the picnic.
Sunday, October 1st, 1995
For Richard’s birthday Hyacinth buys some skis as she believes they "will look good on the car". However needing Violet and Bruce’s roof rack the Buckets head off to Violet's luxury home, picking two neighbours up along the way. Hyacinth is thrown into a panic when arriving as Violet and Bruce are arguing.
Sunday, October 8th, 1995
s5e6: The Country House Sale
Richard is not looking forward to going to a country house sale with Hyacinth as he believes she will spend beyond their limit. Liz and brother Emmett are also going to the sale, and are devastated when they realise Hyacinth is there. Meanwhile, a Mrs Braddock has commandeered Onslow’s car and is impersonating his dog, which has gone missing.
Sunday, October 15th, 1995
s5e7: The Boy Friend
Hyacinth sings to her hearts content when discovering Emmett's latest musical The Boyfriend is in production. Meanwhile Daddy is once again back in the war and guarding Onslow's house with a sharp object.
Sunday, October 22nd, 1995
s5e8: A Barbecue at Violet's
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.
Sunday, October 29th, 1995
s5e9: The Rolls Royce
To Richard's horror, Hyacinth wants a new car . Therefore the pair end up taking a Rolls Royce for a drive. However Hyacinth's plans of showing the car off take a downwards spiral when the Rolls Royce gets reported as stolen and she gets arrested.
Sunday, November 5th, 1995
s5e10: The Hostess
Hyacinth has put an advert in the local newspaper to teach people social etiquette, however an excited Hyacinth does not quite get what she expected.
s5e11: The Bishop Affair
This episode was never aired due to scheduling problems, and its plot is unknown. It's also possible that this episode never existed.
Saturday, March 1st, 1997
s0e5: The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket
Daisy and Onslow find the secret diary of Hyacinth and start reading in it. The rest of this TV special are clips from previous episodes.
Friday, November 30th, 2007
s0e6: Life Lessons from Onslow
You'll laugh too hard to take notes when Hyacinth's beer-drinking and philosophizing brother-in-law, Onslow, gives a lecture on successful human relationships, using examples from Keeping Up Appearances.
Friday, November 30th, 2007
s0e7: Interview with Judy Cornwell
An interview with Judy Cornwell
Friday, November 30th, 2007
s0e8: Interview with Patricia Routledge
An interview with Patricia Routledge
Monday, July 26th, 2004
s0e9: Comedy Connections
The documentary series Comedy Connections featured an episode dedicated to Keeping Up Appearances. Stars Clive Swift, Josephine Tewson, Judy Cornwell and David Griffin, along with writer Roy Clarke and producer/director Harold Snoad, all discussed the series. Clips from an interview with Patricia Routledge from 2002 were also included. The episode revealed that there were serious artistic differences between Clarke and Snoad.
Friday, November 30th, 2007
s0e10: Pebble Mill Interview
Pebble Mill interviews Patricia Routledge and Clive Swift
s0e11: Kitty Monologues
s0e12: Second Chance Shorts
s0e13: Funny Women