Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 1990
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC One TV Network
Genre

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Keeping Up Appearances (UK)

Patricia Routledge plays Hyacinth Bucket, a woman who pretends to be upper-class but isn't. To align herself with Britain's top ten percent, Hyacinth insists her surname is pronounced "bouquet." Her attention to cleanliness, candlelight suppers, and a desire to sing gives pain to her husband Richard and their neighbors.

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TV Special: The Pageant Aired: Dec. 25, 1995

Hyacinth and Richard arrive at the Church hall as Hyacinth organizes a Pageant based on the English Civil War, with herself as Queen Henrietta …

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The show had 5 seasons and 44 episodes air between 1990 and 1995.

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  • Like the family name of Hyacinth and her sisters (and father) and Onslow's last name (and Daisy's married name), Violet and Bruce's surname is never revealed. In one season two episode, a…
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    Like the family name of Hyacinth and her sisters (and father) and Onslow's last name (and Daisy's married name), Violet and Bruce's surname is never revealed. In one season two episode, a sign on the front fence of Violet's house reads "The Paddocks", but this more likely refers to the name of the property (similar to Hyacinth's house).
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  • The surname "Bucket" is repeatedly pronounced by Hyacinth as "Bouquet". The names of all of the sisters are the names of flowers (Hyacinth, Daisy, Violet, Rose). The actual maiden name of the…
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    The surname "Bucket" is repeatedly pronounced by Hyacinth as "Bouquet". The names of all of the sisters are the names of flowers (Hyacinth, Daisy, Violet, Rose). The actual maiden name of the family is never revealed, but the use of those names appears to be a tongue-in-cheek reference to a "bouquet of flowers".
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  • The episodes have no official titles; hence, different online sources refer to them by different names.
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