Clive Swift and Patricia Routledge are the Buckets In Roy Clarke's BBC comedy Keeping Up appearances

Keeping Up Appearences, Christmas 1995

“The Pageant”

The third and final Christmas special and as it turned out the final episode, except two special compilations.


Hyacinth and Richard arrive at the church hall as Hyacinth takes it on hewrself to organise a pageant based on the English Civil War, with herself as Queen Henrietta Maria (of course) and Richard as Charles I.

However, Hyacinth and Richard arrive at the church hall, things are not going to plan: All of the volunteers supposedly taking part are unable to make it.  In a last minute attempt to get the show off the ground, Hyacinth invites Onslow, Daisy, Rose, Bruce, Cavalier, and Violet to participate.

Things don’t get any better as during rehearsals, Hyacinth falls foul of a stage accident. Meanwhile, Daddy is dancing the tango with a man.









Patricia Routledge
Clive Swift
Josephine Tewson
David Griffin
Judy Cornwell
Geoffrey Hughes
Mary Millar


Channel: BBC1
Written By: Roy Clarke
Original Transmission Date: 25th December 1995