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The New Vicar
Episode Details
Season 1, Episode 2
Air date 5 November 1990
Written by Roy Clarke
Directed by Harold Snoad
Episode guide
Daddy's Accident
Stately Home

Hyacinth's plans to have the vicar and his wife over for a formal afternoon tea are squashed when her sister Daisy and husband Onslow come to her house informing her that Daddy has been kidnapped by a gypsy. Then, to make matters worse, Rose arrives on her way to her own funeral.


Rose wants to commit suicide because Mr. Hepplewhite has gone back to his wife. She pleads with Hyacinth to be buried in “Mummy’s wedding dress”. Onslow quips, “You’ve got a bloody cheek being buried in white.”