Country Estate Sale
Season 5, Episode 6
Air date 8 October 1995
Written by Roy Clarke
Directed by Harold Snoad
Episode guide
The Boy Friend

Richard tries to save his wallet from losing some weight when he and Hyacinth attend an estate auction in the countryside, and Liz and Emmet dodge Hyacinth in the manor halls. Meanwhile, a Mrs Braddock has commandeered Onslow’s car and is impersonating his dog, which has gone missing.


Finally, a member of the aristocracy (played by Bruce Montague) enjoy's Hyacinth's company and  welcomes her into his home, even if it only to get drunk on a bottle of the Dowager Lady Ursula's homemade gooseberry wine.

Hyacinth drunkenly refers to Richard as a "churl" (bad-mannered person) and a "varlet" (a rogue or rascal).

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