Patricia Routledge stars as Hyacinth Bucket (she asks that you please pronounce it "bouquet") and is obsessed with social climbing. Her long-suffering husband goes along, but her frightfully common, and occasionally downright embarrassing relatives are a continuing source of frustration for her.
All Past Episodes
58:19 | #602 | TV-PG
Hyacinth buys tickets for a holiday cruise on the QE2, but Onslow has won tickets for the same trip.
48:34 | #603 | TV-PG
Daisy informs Hyacinth her that someone has been found in "Daddy's" bed - and it isn't "Daddy!"
29:20 | #507
In lieu of an audition, Hyacinth invites Emmet and Elizabeth for coffee and then bursts into "spontaneous" snatches of song.
29:17 | #506
To Richard's distress, Hyacinth wants to attend a country house sale and "mingle with the aristocracy."
29:23 | #505
Hyacinth decides to give Richard skis, despite his having no intention of taking up the sport.
29:14 | #504
Hyacinth decides to hold a riverside picnic.
29:18 | #503
Richard realizes that he has forgotten their anniversary and has no gift for Hyacinth.
29:04 | #502
While Hyacinth worries about not receiving an invitation to a fancy dress ball, Richard is even more concerned that she wants him to attend costumed as Louis XIV.
29:06 | #501
At the seaside, Hyacinth meets two very different people—a travel-weary elderly lady and an amorous Italian pensioner.
28:37 | #407
Hyacinth is desperate to keep up with the Barker-Finches, who have a bit of local fame at barbecues.
28:53 | #406
Hyacinth and Richard spend their first day in the country "retreat" and find that it is indeed very small.
28:31 | #405
To Richard's horror, Hyacinth decides to make another attempt to find a country home. This time she asks Elizabeth to help.
29:09 | #404
Hyacinth wants to buy a small cottage in the country, but her idea of "small" does not match Richard's.
28:48 | #403
Hyacinth volunteers Richard's services to help correct a problem with lights at the church hall.
29:13 | #402
Hyacinth volunteers to escort a retired commodore from the train station to the ladies' luncheon.
29:12 | #401
Hyacinth plans for Richard to gain a high executive position with a local firm, but he fancies neither the job nor a meeting with the boss.
29:23 | #604 | TV-PG
Hyacinth decides to organize and direct a local pageant titled "Our Town in the Civil War." She naturally casts herself in the starring role.
29:42 | #601 | TV-PG
Hyacinth roars into the Christmas season and manages to get Richard into a Father Christmas outfit.
29:16 | #307
Hyacinth prepares for a weekend on a cruise by purchasing correct yachting gear for Richard and herself.
29:29 | #306
Hyacinth and Richard are invited to a showing at an art gallery, and she prepares by reading books on art. Then her father shows up.
29:03 | #305
Hyacinth decides that Richard needs a hobby and gives him a video camera—but later regrets it.
29:09 | #304
Hyacinth declares that she cannot stand snobbery, people trying to pretend they are superior.
29:21 | #303 | TV-PG
Hyacinth borrows a holiday cottage for a weekend and plans a small barbecue, but the plans get out of hand.
29:11 | #302
Hyacinth forces Richard to participate in a trip to the countryside. Rose is behaving outrageously.
29:18 | #301
Richard has no hiding place from Hyacinth now that early retirement has been thrust upon him.
29:30 | #210 | TV-G
Hyacinth decides to take Daddy out for a picnic, but Daddy decides that he will take her car!
29:37 | #209
Hyacinth has ordered a suite of furniture and tells everyone it is a replica of one in Sandringham House. But the delivery goes awry.
29:23 | #208
Hyacinth has to intervene when Daddy slips out and runs up a toy store bill that he cannot pay.
28:15 | #207 | TV-G
Hyacinth still wants to impress Emmet with her singing, especially since he has moved in next door.
29:23 | #206
Onslow's birthday celebration comes but once a year, but it is still too often to suit Hyacinth.
29:18 | #205
Hyacinth is fearful that her family will cast a pall on the polished image she tries to maintain.
29:23 | #204
Hyacinth decides that she and Richard should have a weekend at a golfing hotel.
29:28 | #203
Hyacinth plans to impress the head of the local operatic society with her vocal talents.
29:33 | #202
Hyacinth is thrilled when the wealthy Mrs. Fortescue asks the Buckets to give her a lift into town.
29:03 | #201 | TV-G
Hyacinth is appalled at her neighbor's behavior.
29:10 | #106 | TV-G
Hyacinth enjoys a quiet family christening—for a few minutes, anyway.
28:35 | #105 | TV-G
Daddy's encouragement of Onslow jeopardizes Hyacinth's social standing at a church function.
29:13 | #104 | TV-G
Problems with the charity shop, Councilor Nugent, Rose's love life, and Daddy have Hyacinth at her wit's end.
29:23 | #103 | TV-G
Hyacinth looks forward to soaking up a little culture at her favorite stately home.
28:58 | #102 | TV-G
Hyacinth asks the new vicar to tea and, in her usual meticulous fashion, has organized the event down to the last sugar lump.
29:14 | #101 | TV-G
Daddy sustains an injury while chasing the milkwoman on his bicycle. Major Wilton-Smythe offers Hyacinth flowers for her candlelit supper table, but when she arrives at his conservatory to collect them, she also receives unwelcome amatory advances.
29:13 | #510
Hyacinth aims to advise and educate the nation on gracious living, lit by candlelight suppers.
29:14 | #509
Hyacinth loses first prize at the local craft fair. What makes it even worse is that the winner is Lydia Hawksworth, who was so objectionable at one of Hyacinth's candlelight suppers.
29:27 | #508 | TV-PG
Although the musical is fully cast, Hyacinth has yet another plan to obtain a role.
00:00 | #0
Daisy comes across Hyacinth's private memoirs and decides that they'll make amusing bedtime reading. And once again, Hyacinth finds that her endless campaign as standard-bearer of good manners and behavior is being used by her social inferiors to humiliate her.