created and written by Roy Clarke
for the BBC
. Centred on the life of eccentric, social-climbing snob Hyacinth Bucket
(who insists that her surname is pronounced Bouquet), the sitcom portrays a social hierarchy-ruled British society. It jokes about a small obsessive world where a determined snobbish middle class
woman desperately and continually looks for opportunities to climb the social ladder, despite being wedged between a working class
background and upper class
"But I thought your friends liked your lilac car ..."
"I've come to help out with church cleaning for that dishy vicar!"
"What a silly little voice!"
"Beautiful day, isn't it? Completely conducive to contemplating cozy charismatic country cottages."
"The Bouquet residence, lady of the house speaking. (Pause) Oh, it's you Daisy".
"It's my sister Violet, the one with the Mercedes, sauna and a musical bidet. Classical, of course.".
"It's my sister Violet, the one with the Mercedes, sauna and room for a pony."
(about the clergyman) "Rings his own bells? How democratic".