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The Rolls Royce
Episode Details
Season 5, Episode 9
Air date 29 October 1995
Written by Roy Clarke
Directed by Harold Snoad
Episode guide
A Barbecue At Violet's
The Hostess

The Buckets end up with a lot more than they bargained for when Hyacinth urges Richard to "borrow" a Rolls Royce (license tag SA33) from a dealership to impress one of her society rivals, until it is reported stolen.

Hyacinth is aghast that her "freestyle floral decoratiion for a table centrepiece" won only second prize.  First prize went to Lydia Hawksworth (any relation to Emmet?).

Meanwhile Daddy wants to go to Africa. Onslow stops in Burnthurst Lane when Daddy thought he saw an elephant. Later they stopped at the Walton Hall Hotel for coffee.


Rose:  And why is Onslow reading the Financial Times?

Onslow:  I like to keep an eye on the economy.  A bloke in my position has to wonder how long the country can afford him.  If we don't get the economy right, people like me are going to be in trouble.  It's the duty of all of us to be concerned about the shrinking pound.

Daisy (pauses, looking lovingly at Onslow): And when I married him, I thought he was just a sex symbol.


  • This is the only episode of Series 5 in which Emmet Hawksworth does not make an appearance.