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Sounds Familiar

“It’s my sister Violet! She’s the one with the Mercedes, swimming pool and room for a pony.” – Hyacinth Bucket (Patricia Routledge), Keeping Up Appearances

Sounds Familiar

An Anti-Hyacinth

There used to be a TV show called Keeping up Appearances starring the great comic actress Patricia Routledge. It was the BBC’s most exported show of all time, so it’s possible that readers in other parts of the world will have seen at least some episodes. 900 more words

Far Out Philosophy

World Travel: Confession by Carlton

By Carlton Hughes

Today’s Confession by Carlton: I am not a world traveler.

I did visit Canada once when I was a toddler, but I have no recollection of that trip, other than some photos my parents took. 416 more words

Fiction Writing Prompts

Investigating the iPlayer: BBC Landmark Sitcom Season - The Revivals

Are You Being Served, Porridge, Goodnight Sweetheart, and Keeping Up Appearances – four landmarks sitcoms being revisited, but which are worth your time? And should any of them make a full time comeback? 1,821 more words


Young Hyacinth, Episode Review ~ BBC

This had the potential to go horribly wrong and ruin what Roy Clarke has so generously given us in the original Keeping Up Appearances. I am so glad that, from my perspective at least, it worked! 308 more words


TV Review – ‘Young Hyacinth’

Hello everyone! :)

Yesterday, I saw the prequel to the BBC TV sitcom ‘Keeping Up Appearances’ called ‘Young Hyacinth’. It was shown on BBC One in the UK as part of the BBC Landmark Sitcom Season. 267 more words


Good Ol' Review: Kerry Howard Shines in the BBC's Dramatic and Disconnected Young Hyacinth

Basic plot description. No spoilers.

I first stumbled upon Keeping Up Appearances sometime in the mid-2000s when channel surfing brought me to my local PBS station on a Saturday evening. 1,091 more words