KEEPING UP APPEARANCES
Richard trying to keep up appearances...
Patricia Routledge's Hyacinth Bucket
was one of the most formidable women in the history of
British sitcom. Clive Swift played her patient, dry and
philosophical husband, Richard.
'Keeping Up Appearances' was an apt title, as that was
exactly what super snob Hyacinth was trying to do. One
sister, Rose, was a maneater, and another sister, Daisy,
was married to the slob Onslow. Hyacinth was also
oblivious to the fact that the son she doted on,
Sheridan, was obviously gay - though we never actually
get to see this character. Another sister, Violet, has
the sort of lifestyle Hyacinth aspires to.
The superb observational writing of Roy Clarke made
'Keeping Up Appearances' one of the BBC's best sitcoms of
the 1990s, and it ran from 1990-1995. It was produced and
directed by Harold Snoad.
- Paul Rance/booksmusicfilmstv.com.
Keeping Up Appearances Regular
Cast List (actors listed first)
Patricia Routledge - Hyacinth
Swift - Richard Bucket
Cornwell - Daisy
Hughes - Onslow
Stelfox - Rose (series 1)
Millar - Rose (series 2
Tewson - Liz
Griffin - Emmet (series 2
Webb - "Daddy"
Dawson - Violet
Gittins - Michael, the
Barron -Vicar's Wife
Cellier - The Major
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