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Keeping Up Appearances: The Luxury Podcast

S05 E08: A Barbecue At Violet's

Season 5, Ep. 8

Raid your wardrobe and prepare yourself for a superlative summer evening brimming with caviar, Champagne, quails’ eggs and cut glass finger bowls, as William Hanson and Jonathan Vernon-Smith discuss the eighth episode of series 5 of Keeping Up Appearances, A Barbecue At Violet’s.  Sister Violet is having marital troubles, so Hyacinth seizes the opportunity to throw a BBQ and invite Elizabeth and Emmet as a way of convincing him to involve her with the upcoming performance of The Boyfriend.

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