While Hyacinth is the lead character, I personally think Richard adds so much to the show. He fits perfectly as one of Roy Clarke's hen-pecked husbands.RE: Keeping Up Appearances
Haven't watched it in 10 years, but I really liked it. Yes, KUA has a rarely-changing template, but the actors make every episode worthwhile. The only character I didn't care for was Hyacinth's "daddy." He was silly, even by KUA standards.
My wife didn't like the vicar's wife (brilliantly played by Marion Barron), and because of that, the show was even funnier for it!
There was only one episode of KUA I haven't seen. IIRC, it has a scene where Hyacinth plays piano at some sort of social function at the church hall. I don't know which series or episode it is.
Onslow and Daisy are my favorite characters. Clive Swift is forever a hero to me, by virtue of his role as Richard and even more so as "Roy Bowden" in The Old Guys. Even though there were only 12 episodes, I quote dialogue from that program in so many situations in my daily routine, not that anyone notices. I can't believe that show isn't well regarded.
Judy Cornwell (Daisy) sure was gorgeous in her younger day:
Thats really interesting i love the original open all hours i wasnt around when it was first broadcast i first watched it in the 90s as a kid i watched one or two of the new one and didn't like it at all i didn't like what they did to Granville it didn't ring true for meI appreciate and respect Open All Hours as a classic comedy, but I actually enjoy Still Open All Hours more. I prefer the earlier seasons with the emphasis more on Gastric and Madge and I do the later ones focusing more on Mrs. Featherstone and Mr. Newbold.
For me "Still Open All Hours" has that "Summer Wine Land" feel to it, sort of that sense of escapism found in Summer Wine's later years.Thats really interesting i love the original open all hours i wasnt around when it was first broadcast i first watched it in the 90s as a kid i watched one or two of the new one and didn't like it at all i didn't like what they did to Granville it didn't ring true for me
Completely agree, that trailer is brilliant, really showcases just how funny the series can be. I remember I had a promotional DVD many years ago advertising BBC comedies, and the for LOTSW featuring The Loxley Lozzenge was hilarious.It's amazing.
I have all the episodes of LOTSW on DVD, so I shouldn't need to see a trailer for LOTSW.
Yet the trailers for LOTSW still have appeal and interest, and make we want to watch something that I already have easy access to.
Who says advertising doesn't work?
Seventh Heaven, each of those are in my top 5
Sadly, my PBS has apparently DUMPED BritWit except for OAH and SOAH. They seem to run an Australian horse opera a lot.Our PBS doesn't like British comedy. There's an episode of Still Open All Hours on Saturday & Tuesday nights (same episode), but that's it, they play dramas during non-musical entertainment hours. For years they only had Are You Being Served. They never had LotSW.