Patricia Routledge plays Hyacinth Bucket, a woman who pretends to be upper-class but isn't. To align herself with Britain's top ten percent, Hyacinth insists her surname is pronounced "bouquet." Her attention to cleanliness, candlelight suppers, and a desire to sing gives pain to her husband Richard and their neighbors.
Last EpisodeTV Special: The Pageant Aired: Dec. 25, 1995
Hyacinth and Richard arrive at the Church hall as Hyacinth organizes a Pageant based on the English Civil War, with herself as Queen Henrietta …
Series Fun Facts
- The episodes have no official titles; hence, different online sources refer to them by different names.
- The age order of the four sisters is Hyacinth, Daisy, Violet, Rose, but in real life the order goes Patricia Routledge (Hyacinth), Mary Millar (Rose), Anna Dawson (Violet), Judy Cornwell (Daisy).
- "Onslow" is the combination of the words "on" and "slow", possibly referencing his sedentary and slow-moving nature.