Keeping Up Appearances (1990–1995)
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The Charity Shop 

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.

Director:

Harold Snoad

Writer:

Roy Clarke

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Patricia Routledge ... Hyacinth
Josephine Tewson ... Elizabeth
Judy Cornwell ... Daisy
Geoffrey Hughes ... Onslow
Shirley Stelfox ... Rose
Clive Swift ... Richard
Gretchen Franklin Gretchen Franklin ... Daddy's fiance
Charmian May Charmian May ... Councillor Mrs. Nugent
Norman Lovett ... Mr Duxbury
Denis Bond Denis Bond ... His mate
Leo Dolan Leo Dolan ... the Postman
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1990 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color
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Trivia

This episode is also known as "The Charity Shop". See more »

Quotes

[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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