Thursday, June 30, 2016
Miss Pym Keeps up Appearances
I've just posted a link for "Miss Pym's Day Out", (1991), starring Patricia Routledge, aka, Hyacinth Bucket of "Keeping Up Appearances." Miss R. is around 87 years old today, and has had a distinguished and varied career, including a role in "To Sir with Love." I found it interesting in reading of her that her costar in "Keeping up Appearances", Clive Swift, married Margaret Drabble, a novelist I included in my study and book on Pym. A Google search produced a lot of information about Routledge and her co-starts. As I wrote in my own book, she plays numerous characters that are very much in line with Pym's Excellent Women. For those interested, there are several video reviews of Pym's novels, and other documentaries about her.