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Keeping Up Appearances: Collector's Edition (2013)

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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Box set, Collector's Edition, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 10
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 5, 2013
  • Run Time: 1340 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00EF4U7AK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,444 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

New interviews with Patricia Routledge (Hyacinth), creator Roy Clarke, and others in "Hyacinth Revealed"
"Funny Women" profile of Patricia Routledge
The Kitty Monologues
Second Chance Short: Exclusive UK commercial featuring Hyacinth and Elizabeth
Pebble Mill interview with Patricia Routledge and Clive Swift
The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket
Interviews with Patricia Routledge and Judy Cornwell
Comedy Connections - Keeping Up Appearances
Life Lessons with Onslow

Editorial Reviews

Enjoy every episode of this perennial hit, now remastered with picture quality as colorful as a fresh picked bouquet. In addition to new interviews with Patricia Routledge, Roy Clarke, and others, the collection comes with exclusive Keeping Up Appearances seeds and plant tags so you can grow your own bouquet. Climbing the social ladder takes you to hilarious new heights in the company of Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced “bouquet”). Pandemonium breaks out no matter how meticulously Hyacinth plans her social events. With more laughs than ever before, this new collectors edition is the ultimate anthology for fans of Hyacinth. As Hyacinth would say, “get it before the neighbors do!”

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A BBC sitcom classic all together in a collectors set! December 8, 2013
Length: 4:19 Mins
This is a very funny BBC sitcom that reminds me in some ways of the American sitcom All In The Family. Hyacinth Bucket (She wants it to be pronounced Bouquet) is a woman from a lower middle class family that would like everyone to believe that she comes from money and perhaps even royalty. She connives every day to improve her status and rub elbows with the elite living in her area. She tries to convince people that her family is OK but for the most part they are a bunch of misfits and perhaps a little crazy.

Her sisters are named Rose, Violet and Dasiy and Daisy is married to Onslow who is a real piece of work. His idea of dressing up is wearing a stained sleeveless T-shirt and carrying a beer around all day long. Rose is just crazy and man hungry for anyone. She will steal your husband in a heartbeat. Daisy is sweet but she has to put up with her husband Onslow. Hyacinth's father is a womanizer and perhaps more than a bit crazy. He has been known to be seen out riding a bicycle naked and chasing a woman down the street.

Violet is wealthy and married to a rich man but her marriage is an unhappy one. Her husband has some real issues in the cross dressing side of life. Hyacinth thinks of her family as a black sheep family and tries to defend and hide them from the public and her friends. She is proud that Violet is rich and she likes that she, at least, has a small link to the wealthy. Poor Richard Bucket is Hyacinth's husband and he has the patience of Job. He makes a good counterbalance to Hyacinth.

What is funny is that every time Hyacinth sets up a plan to rub elbows with the elite or plans a special event her misfit family shows up and ruins it for her. It is hilarious!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hyacinth's hots just keep on coming! October 22, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
Yet another 'Keeping up appearances' gem to add to my library. Three classic episodes, Violets country cottage, Driving Mrs. Fortescue, Country estate sale. You've heard about Hyacinth's sister with "room for a pony", now you get to see Violet's estate when Hyacinth borrows her house for an indoor/outdoor BBQ. This is one of my all time favorite episodes and I was so happy to find it in this collection.
Driving Mrs. Fortescue shows the only scenes of Hyacinth in a pub! Not the kind of place one would expect to be found when you are active in higher social circles.
The County estate episode was not one of my favorite episodes until I happened to watch it a few more times on this tape and I began to notice discreet incidences which had me in tears of laughter.
If you are a Keeping up appearances fan, this tape is a must for your collection.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Having watched this BritCom perennial year after year on PBS, I am amazed at the quality of the picture in this new restored set. All my favorite moments look brand new -- the "riparian" outing in which Hyacinth inadvertantly entertained all her friends, Daddy running amok in the toy store, Daisy's toy boy (who was Jonny Lee Miller!) I can't wait to plant the seed packets that came with the set, and see which character grows the best! This makes a great gift, because in everyone's life, there's a Hyacinth Bucket.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out Loud hysterical! December 5, 2013
WOW is all I have to say - I don't normally go for these types of shows but a girlfriend recommended it and when it comes to binge watching, well this is the set to do it with - I couldn't stop laughing! Also, I must say that the bonus features are a great addition once you have finished the series and want just a little bit more and the packaging was soo adorable, I can't wait for winter to be over so that I can start planting my seeds, I am not sure if every package is the same but I got flowers - Violets, Daisy and Roses - if you need an idea for a great gift of laughter well this is IT! Enjoy everyone.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Set! February 27, 2000
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Format:VHS Tape
This is a great set of videos. It shows Hyacinth at her best. British comedies are 100% better than American comedies. My favorite episode is Hyacinth's outdoor waterside supper with riperian entertainments. It will leave you in stitches. Cheers!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best gift for the holidays December 5, 2013
I just got this box set for my grandmother. She is such a big fan of the show and I can’t wait to give it to her for Christmas. The packaging is fabulous and adorable. And with so many bonus features that are exclusive to the set, I know that she will be thrilled! Thanks BBC Home Entertainment this is definitely going to be one of her favorite gifts.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Gift! December 5, 2013
Looks like I just found the perfect Christmas gift for my Mom!! She absolutely LOVES British comedies and this edition of KUA is adorable! The character themed plant tags and seed packets come cutely tucked into a unique gardener-y type pouch. Such a fun gift idea. I've gotten so tired giving the same old boring boxes of just DVDs for Christmas. My mom's only complaint will be that she doesn't the green thumb to do Hyachinth proud with the seeds!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kick in the rear! May 6, 2007
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
I love british comedy and this show is just too funny to miss!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfull!
Everything's perfect except one of my discs in the first set has one episode that is manufacturer bad. My mom loved this as her Christmas present.
Published 9 days ago by Sabrina Hilton
5.0 out of 5 stars Never gets old!
I have been watching this series for over 15 years - over and over again. And for some reason it just never gets old. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Rachael
5.0 out of 5 stars a classic comedy
Quality like I was watching on TV on Sunday nights. A Valentine present for my wife but really for me.
Published 23 days ago by Maddy Daddy
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!!!!!!
My boyfriend introduced me to this show and so I thought it would be the perfect gift and it was! I also bought one for my grandmother and she just loved it too! Read more
Published 1 month ago by POEM
5.0 out of 5 stars Slimline telephone with last number redial.
This is one of the UK's greatest. If you don't know about this show you should make yourself a cup of tea and sit back.
Published 2 months ago by Timothy L. Truster
5.0 out of 5 stars So much fun!
We still have an old VCR. We were delighted to find this set of videos for one of our favorite old TV series.
Published 2 months ago by MariLew
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Fantasic!
Flawless comedy genius. The characters are exquisite, like they are your neighbors. Timeless fun for anytime, particularly when you need comedy, from people who can actually act.
Published 2 months ago by D
5.0 out of 5 stars Great British Comedy!
I have watched this every time it is on PBS. So great to own it and can watch it at my leisure.
Published 3 months ago by granni_sue
5.0 out of 5 stars It's about time!
Love this show! So many laughs. I can watch it over and over. Glad it is in a great collection that I can watch over and over
Published 3 months ago by DONNA BARNES
4.0 out of 5 stars The heart of British social comedy
As viewers, we sometimes relish and wildly enjoy things on screen that we would absolutely detest in person. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lucas Goldstein
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