Keeping Up Appearances: Season 1, Episode 4

Episode Four (19 Nov. 1990)

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Hyacinth is distracted from her community service at the charity shop when Daisy informs her that there is a strange woman in Daddy's bedroom claiming to be his fiancé.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Josephine Tewson ...
Shirley Stelfox ...
Gretchen Franklin ...
Daddy's Fiance
Charmian May ...
Norman Lovett ...
Mr Duxbury
Denis Bond ...
His mate
Leo Dolan ...


Hyacinth's ambition for Richard includes grooming him in such crucial matters as wearing a bow-tie, while she networks by volunteering herself and Elisabeth to work a day in nastily haughty Councillor Nugent's charity shop, but when Daisy calls daddy has a woman, Hyacinth goes to great lengths -literally, actually most conspicuously- to avoid even Liz knowing how poor that family branch lives. Alas the woman claims she was the one taken advantage of, and her son is unwilling to come and get her even when tracked down, until exposed to man-eater Rose ... Written by KGF Vissers

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[first lines]
Hyacinth: Is that for me?
The Postman: It says Bucket on the envelope.
Hyacinth: It's Bouquet. B-U-C-K-E-T, Bouquet. The accent on the second syllable.
The Postman: Well, it's for this address anyway.
[he hands her the letter which she holds at arm's length]
The Postman: What's wrong now?
Hyacinth: I never like to handle these things too freely until I've some idea who it's from.
The Postman: Does it matter?
Hyacinth: It matters enormously. Some total stranger my have licked this envelope, not to mention the stamp. There may be some prepared to gamble with their health, ...
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