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    Unique ID Code: 0000077434
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    Added on: 21/10/2005 15:34
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    Keeping Up Appearances: Series 1 & 2 (3 Discs) (UK)

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    Turning being a snob into an art form
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 480 mins
    Retail Price: £24.99
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    The lady of the house Hyacinth Bucket (Patricia Routledge) has turned being a snob into an art form. Her surname is pronounced "Bouquet" don`t you know and her family don`t help. Her long-suffering husband Richard (Clive Swift), keeps his head down and does his best to live with her domineering ways. But Hyacinth`s a determined lady, with one mission in life - to impress. First broadcast in 1990, this release features every episode from Series One and Two of `Keeping Up Appearances`.

    Episode titles: Daddy`s Accident, The New Vicar, Stately Home, The Charity Shop, Daisy`s Toyboy, The Christening, A Strange Man, Driving Mrs. Fortescue, The Candlelight Supper, Hyacinth Tees Off, Problems with Relatives, Onslow`s Birthday, Singing For Emmet, The Toy Store, The Three-Piece Suite, A Picnic For Daddy.

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    Video Tracks:
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Geoffrey Hughes
    Judy Cornwell
    Josephine Tewson
    Clive Swift
    Patricia Routledge

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    7 / 10
    Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced "Bouquet") can either be loved or despised. But she simply cannot be ignored.
    I discovered the joy of "Keeping Up Appearances" a couple of years ago on BBC Prime. Ever since, I always had a laugh when an episode was broadcasted.
    So OK, I admit. The jokes are 100% repetitive, the characters have the same lines in almost every episode, but hey - I just love it. :)
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs to be seen and the detail level is satisfying for a made-to-TV series.
    The DD 2.0 soundtrack is adequate. While there`s no usage of the surrounds, Hyacinth`s voice is loud enough for the two front speakers.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The 3 disc-set offers no extras at all, which is really shameful. I know for a fact that there`s a long bloopers reel that has not been included here.
    Bottom line - always hilarious, though thoroughly repetitive, this is Hyacinth at her best.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 21/10/2005 16:26