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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  • This episode can unofficially be considered to be Series 2 episode 11, although officially its a standalone episode self-contained special.
  • Judy Cornwell, Geoffrey Hughes and Clive Swift appeared in the original series of Doctor Who (UK) (1963) in the 1980s prior to the sitcom. Geoffrey Huges and Clive Swift both appeared…
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    Judy Cornwell, Geoffrey Hughes and Clive Swift appeared in the original series of Doctor Who (UK) (1963) in the 1980s prior to the sitcom. Geoffrey Huges and Clive Swift both appeared opposite Colin Baker (The 6th Doctor) and Judy Cornwell appeared opposite Baker's successor Sylvester McCoy (The 7th Doctor). However, Clive Swift would also play opposite David Tennant (The 10th Doctor) in the revived series, Doctor Who (UK) (2005).
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  • SPOILER: When Hyacinth is in character as the Queen, her pronunciation of "My husband" sounds very like the faux French accent of Carmen Silvera's portrayal of Edith Artois in the BBC TV…
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    SPOILER: When Hyacinth is in character as the Queen, her pronunciation of "My husband" sounds very like the faux French accent of Carmen Silvera's portrayal of Edith Artois in the BBC TV comedy Allo Allo. This would be a suitable accent choice within the story and character.
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