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Why Hyacinth Bucket rules the world! TV Times’ 7 links of the Week

TELEVISION PROGRAMME: KEEPING UP APPEARANCES. Patricia Routledge as Hyacinth Bucket and Clive Swift as her husband Richard. 03a-31-hyacinth.jpg

News that Keeping Up Appearances is ruling the globe and TV Times' top things from the web this week (12-19 February 2016). Which link is YOUR favourite? Let us know in the comments section - official TV Times mugs for the three posts we like best. Good luck!

1. Leonardo gives Dame Maggie Smith a kiss!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3-dmo5PrDE

Forget all the awards, the highlight of the Baftas was Leonardo DiCaprio giving Dame Maggie Smith a peck (opens in new tab) on the cheek as they were enveloped by a giant heart on Kiss Cam.

 

2. Keeping Up Appearances rules the world!

 

TELEVISION PROGRAMME: KEEPING UP APPEARANCES. Patricia Routledge as Hyacinth Bucket and Clive Swift as her husband Richard. 03a-31-hyacinth.jpg

It turns out that Keeping Up Appearances, starring Patricia Routledge as Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced "bouquet!"), is BBC Worldwide's most frequently bought show overseas, beating Sherlock and Top Gear. Go Hyacinth! (opens in new tab)

 

 3. Ab Fab the movie is on the way!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG9A3xrzPgY

It was one of our all-time favourite TV comedy shows and now Eddie and Patsy are being reunited in the South of France for a film version. Check out the hilarious first trailer here! (opens in new tab)

 

 4. Dickensian killer: I knew I was the murderer from day one!

(Image credit: BBC/Red Planet Pictures/Todd Ant)

No, it's not Inspector Bucket pictured! Click here (opens in new tab) for an exclusive chat with Jacob Marley's murderer in Dickensian, unless you don't know who the killer is yet!

 

5. Frank Spencer teams up with Bradley Wiggins for Sport Relief

Michael Crawford is reprising his role as Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em for a special Sport Relief sketch featuring Bradley Wiggins, find out more here (opens in new tab).

 

6. Lady Gaga pays tribute to David Bowie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fGBZhsa4VU

Sporting her blonde hair dyed orange, Lady Gaga performed (opens in new tab) a medley of songs in tribute to the late David Bowie at the Grammys.

 

7. And finally...

 

 

NEW VIDEO//THIS WEEK YOU MUST SEE... (opens in new tab) (39 secs) Hugh Laurie is "the worst man in the world," Shane Richie together with Julie Hesmondhalgh and the final series of Fresh Meat. Click here for an exclusive preview of the top TV coming up in the week of 20-26 Feb... 

Which link is YOUR favourite? Let us know in the comments section - official TV Times mugs for the three posts we like best. Good luck!

 

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.


Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years on TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 


David started out as a writer on TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.


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