Hyacinth is 'keeping up with the Joneses' and finds herself in the market for a new car. Richard, being the voice of reason, wants to get a small sedan, whereas Hyacinth . . . well Hyacinth is Hyacinth and only the best will do; and in this case, it's a Rolls Royce! On the other side of the family, Daddy wants to go out for the day: to Africa!