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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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  • "Sheridan" in Keeping Up Appearances (UK) served roughly the same function as "Sarah" on The Andy Griffith Show, in that he is the only character who is in almost every episode, but you never…
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    "Sheridan" in Keeping Up Appearances (UK) served roughly the same function as "Sarah" on The Andy Griffith Show, in that he is the only character who is in almost every episode, but you never see or hear him.
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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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  • SPOILER: The overall general setting of this episode on a Cruise Ship, and also Emmet's references to ships sinking and people falling overboard, would make this episode prone to being…
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    SPOILER: The overall general setting of this episode on a Cruise Ship, and also Emmet's references to ships sinking and people falling overboard, would make this episode prone to being withdrawn from broadcast, depending on similar relevant events in the news.
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