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Keeping Up Appearances 

A snobbish housewife is determined to climb the social ladder, in spite of her family's working class connections and the constant chagrin of her long suffering husband.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Patricia Routledge ...  Hyacinth 44 episodes, 1990-1995
Judy Cornwell ...  Daisy 44 episodes, 1990-1995
Geoffrey Hughes ...  Onslow 44 episodes, 1990-1995
Clive Swift ...  Richard 44 episodes, 1990-1995
Josephine Tewson ...  Elizabeth 43 episodes, 1990-1995
Mary Millar ...  Rose 38 episodes, 1991-1995
David Griffin ...  Emmet 37 episodes, 1991-1995
Jeremy Gittins ...  Michael the Vicar 19 episodes, 1990-1995
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Hyacinth Bucket (whose name she insists is pronounced "bouquet") continually looks for opportunities to climb the social ladder, though she's wedged on a rung just below her sister Violet (whose house has a swimming pool, sauna, and room for a pony) and just above her working class sisters Daisy and Rose. Hyacinth's passion for flawless entertaining unnerves her neighbor Elizabeth, who is often invited to the Bucket home for coffee. Elizabeth's divorced brother Emmet, who also lives next door to the Buckets, tries to avoid Hyacinth because she breaks into song in his presence in the hope he'll cast her in one of his "little theater" musical productions. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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UK

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Release Date:

29 October 1990 (UK) See more »

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(1 episode) | (1 episode) | (42 episodes)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Hyacinth and Richard live in Waney Elm, at 117 Blossom Avenue, Eddleton, West Midlands LK6 4PQ. Both the property name and number can be seen above the garage throughout the series; 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 and the Buckets' house was filmed in the Binley Woods area of Coventry; however, they do often film around the Warwickshire area. In one episode, the Buckets visit a hotel in Kenilworth, Chesford Grange. See more »

Goofs

In most episodes following the introduction of Emmet, he is frequently seen to stare out the side living room window of Elizabeth's house at the assorted goings-on next-door at Hyacinth's. However, all exterior shots of the house clearly show that there are no windows on that side of this room. See more »

Quotes

[she pronounces it "Bouquet", and very, very shrilly]
Hyacinth: The Bucket residence, the lady of the house speaking!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, we see a table set for a posh dinner. When all credits have been shown, Hyacinth is shown rearranging a fork and a spoon and then putting a name plate on the table. As the camera zooms in on it, you can see that it reads Harold Snoad and the words "Produced & Directed by" appear above it (plus a copyright notice below it). See more »

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Hyacinth inisist's that all things be simply the best & her show IS!
7 August 2001 | by alphaspaceSee all my reviews

All words fail to adequately describe our Hyacinth. To say she is a totally consumed, self important, myopic social climber is to be meek in one's definition. But our Hyacinth is also sweet in her own odd way. Hyacinth honestly wants to do good by and for all but she just wants to be seen be all the right people while in the midst of doing it. Her friends love her despite the fact that Hyacinth requires her friends to be long suffering and, selfless in their love of her. Hyacinth's son Sheridan who is suspected to be totally gay to everyone but her while off at University calls home constantly to his doting mommy and cash cow dad. She makes the post man, the power & light dude, tradesmen, heck all visitors to her home go through tons of changes like remove their shoes at the door. Hyacinth was just like my mother so I love her. Hyacinths family was awesome ranging from her one sister whose husband is a cross dressing turf accountant to Daisy whose husband is a Big bone idle man with a great heart and, a car thats s joke.

This is a awesome show from the UK and, the best imported show we here in the US have ever been graced with. If you love laughing till your sides hurt this is the show you must have.


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