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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  • Hyacinths invitations measure 6"x4".
  • Hyacinth and Richard live in Waney Edge at 117 Blossom Avenue, Eddleton, West Midlands LK6 4PQ. Both the property name and number can be seen above the garage throughout the series, while the…
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    Hyacinth and Richard live in Waney Edge at 117 Blossom Avenue, Eddleton, West Midlands LK6 4PQ. Both the property name and number can be seen above the garage throughout the series, while the street name is visible on the Major's candlelight supper invitation that Hyacinth is filling out in the show's opening credits. The town and postal code (for the Major) are also visible on the envelope containing the invitation (although both are fictitious), and count for the Buckets as well as the Major who lives around the corner from them. West Midlands Police is seen on the uniforms of two police officers in a season three episode, while Hyacinth remarks about being seen as the "queen of the West Midlands social circuit" in another. The series was filmed in Coventry, West Midlands. The Buckets' house was filmed in the Binley Woods area of Coventry. However they do often film around the Warwickshire area also. In one show, the Buckets visit a hotel in Kenilworth, Chesford Grange.
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