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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  • During the series, Emmett among others is seen being frightened by Hyacinth's singing voice. In reality Patricia Routledge is known for her powerful singing voice and has a long career in…
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    During the series, Emmett among others is seen being frightened by Hyacinth's singing voice. In reality Patricia Routledge is known for her powerful singing voice and has a long career in Musical Theatre.
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  • Judy Cornwell, Geoffrey Hughes and Clive Swift appeared in the original series of "Doctor Who" in the 1980s prior to the sitcom. Geoffrey Huges and Clive Swift both appeared opposite Colin…
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    Judy Cornwell, Geoffrey Hughes and Clive Swift appeared in the original series of "Doctor Who" 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 opposite David Tennant (The 10th Doctor) in the revived series.
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  • Onslow as a boy's name is of Old English origin, the meaning of which is "enthusiast's hill".
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