‘Keeping Up Appearances’, Series 1, Episode 3 (TV)

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This is one of my favourite episodes of ‘Keeping Up Appearances’ from Series 1. In this episode, Hyacinth wishes to make a day trip to one of the stately homes called Carldon Hall. But Hyacinth also wants to visit her Daddy and that would mean visiting Onslow, Daisy and Rose in their grubby home.

I liked it when Hyacinth becomes the woman instructor to Richard when he’s driving the car. It was funny when they kept going round in circles as Hyacinth couldn’t decide whether to go to Daddy’s or to Carldon. It was also funny when Hyacinth tells Richard to mind the cyclist and the stationary lorry.

Eventually they visit Daddy first and go to Onslow and Daisy’s house. It was funny when Onslow’s dog in the car barks at Hyacinth and she falls against a bush for the first time. I laughed when Onslow looked out of the window and said “You’ve woken the dog!” before being rude to Hyacinth.

I like how in this episode there is a sense of friendship between Onslow and Richard. Onslow is sympathetic to Richard’s position in being married to Hyacinth. We also see how Hyacinth reacts to Daisy’s washing those dishes in the kitchen and how Rose handles the wife of one of her boyfriends.

Hyacinth and Richard soon visit Carldon Hall. Hyacinth wants to make the acquaintance of her ladyship at the place. But it gets ruined when Onslow, Daisy and Rose turn up to spoil Hyacinth’s day. It was so funny when Hyacinth and Richard end up hiding and they soon spotted by his lordship.

‘Series 2, Episode 3’ rating – 9/10

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