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Young Hyacinth

Comedy prequel to Keeping Up Appearances, set in the 1950s and charting the early life of the remarkable Hyacinth.

Comedy prequel to Keeping Up Appearances, set in the 1950s and charting the early life of the remarkable Hyacinth. Long before she became Mrs Bucket (pronounced Bouquet), young Hyacinth was already dreaming of matching china and a bedroom in pastel shades. But her desperate attempts to transform her sisters and her darling Daddy into an altogether better class of family are not appreciated. Daisy goes around wearing Daddy's overalls, Rose has a new boyfriend every week, and if Violet continues consorting with her married manager, she could be inches away from shame and destitution. The girls live together in a crowded canal cottage with their father, a part-time brush salesman with a drink problem. If only the family were more like the Cooper-Smiths, in whose house Hyacinth works as a maid. Because now she has had a glimpse of how the elegant upper classes live, there can be no looking back.

29 minutes

Last on

Fri 2 Sep 2016 21:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Writer Roy Clarke
Hyacinth Kerry Howard
Dulcie Debra Stephenson
Claude Tony Gardner
Daddy Mark Addy
Daisy Katherine Pearce
Rose Katie Redford
Eric Thomas Pickles
Violet Tamla Kari
Freddy Tim Downie
William James Wrighton
Stunts Bill Davey
Stunts Gary Hoptrough
Stunts Tina Maskell
Producer Sarah Hitchcock
Director Sandy Johnson

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