Keeping Up Appearances (UK) tv show photo

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.

Keeping Up Appearances (UK) - TV Special: The Pageant Screenshot
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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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Keeping Up Appearances (UK) is Canceled/Ended
The show had 5 seasons and 44 episodes air between 1990 and 1995.

Series Info

Type:
Scripted
Premiered:
Oct. 1990
Status:
Canceled/Ended
Runtime:
30 min.
Aired:
1990 - 1995
To-Date:
5 Seasons
44 Episodes
Network
BBC One TV Network
Genre

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Series Fun Facts

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  • Unusually for a British TV series, there seems no regularity in the number of episodes in each season. It looks like they kept the writing quality up by just making as many shows as they had…
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    Unusually for a British TV series, there seems no regularity in the number of episodes in each season. It looks like they kept the writing quality up by just making as many shows as they had good ideas for, rather than a set number of episodes per season. This may explain the oft-rumored "missing last episode" supposedly known as "The Bishop Affair".
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  • The FH on Onslow's hat stands for Fulton Hogan Ltd., a New Zealand asphalt and road-building company. When Geoffrey Hughes was there promoting a show, he was given that hat by one of the…
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    The FH on Onslow's hat stands for Fulton Hogan Ltd., a New Zealand asphalt and road-building company. When Geoffrey Hughes was there promoting a show, he was given that hat by one of the company's lorry drivers.
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  • "Onslow" is the combination of the words "on" and "slow", possibly referencing his sedentary and slow-moving nature.
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