{"title":"Keeping Up Appearances","dateDebut":"1990","dateEnd":"1995","description":"Snobs have long been comady anti-heroes - Hancock was a snob, as were Basil Fawlty, Rupert Rigsby and even, in his rallies against 'inferior' racial minorities, Alf Garnett - but Hyacinth Bucket, which she insisted was pronounced 'bouquet', was the mother of all snobs. She was a barnstorming, interfering, thick-skinned monster, who compulsively organised other people's lives and existed totally in a self-obsessed world, completely oblivious to the thoughts and feelings of others. In the front line of her social assaults was her husband Richard, a meek, hen-pecked individual who yearned for a quiet life but instead found himself steamrollered into falling in with his wife's plans. Neighbours Liz and Emmet also bore the brunt of her schemes, while Hyacinth's sisters Rose and Daisy - both major disappointments to her - who lived with their dotty father on a nearby council estate, were also too close for comfort, Daisy particularly so: she mooned about most of the time, complaining about the paucity of sexual activity given her by her beery slob of a husband, Onslow. Shows from the same writer as the long running comady show Last of the summer wine. There was two Christmas shows made in 1995 and 1996. The show ended though in 1995.","leadImageMedUrl":"http:\/\/distro-1.retrojunk.com\/secure\/a3e6262c01b264a12518dbf10f1926eac5621d42d02095cf65bb7a89d8c9dced252230\/image\/11b_afab9e1401.jpg"}