Young Hyacinth

This prequel to the classic BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances charts the early life of the future Mrs Bucket during the 1950s. Directed by Sandy Johnson, catch it on BBC One this Friday night at 21:30pm.

Starring Kerry Howard, Debra Stephenson, Tony Gardner, Mark Addy, Katherine Pierce and Katie Redford, this special revival sees Hyacinth trying far too hard to transform her siblings into a better class of family – not easy when her father is also a part time brush salesman with a drinking problem. Taking a job as a maid at the far more elegant Cooper-Smith household, Hyacinth soon falls under the spell of their extravagant lifestyle and knows there’s no going back.