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KEEPING UP APPEARANCES

'Hyacinth And Richard Hiding'
Hyacinth and 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.


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Keeping Up Appearances Regular Cast List (actors listed first)

Patricia Routledge
- Hyacinth Bucket
Clive Swift - Richard Bucket
Judy Cornwell - Daisy
Geoffrey Hughes - Onslow
Shirley Stelfox - Rose (series 1)
Mary Millar - Rose (series 2 onwards)
Josephine Tewson
- Liz
David Griffin - Emmet (series 2 onwards)
George Webb - "Daddy"
Anna Dawson - Violet
Jeremy Gittins - Michael, the Vicar
Marion Barron -Vicar's Wife
Peter Cellier - The Major

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Keeping Up Appearances Complete Collection [DVD] [1990] [2013]

 

 

Keeping Up Appearances

 

Keeping Up Appearances Episode List

Series 1

Series 2

Series 3

The Name Is Bouquet: B-U-C-K-E-T/ Daddy's Accident
Welcoming The Dishy Vicar
Visiting An Acquaintance's Stately Home
A Fate Worse Than Senility
Our Daisy And Her Toy Boy
How To Manage A Family Christening
A Strange Man
Driving Mrs. Fortescue
Candlelight Supper
Hyacinth Tees Off
Problems With Relatives
Onslow's Birthday
Singing For Emmet
The Toy Store
The Three-Piece Suite
A Picnic For Daddy
Early Retirement
Iron Age Remains
Violet's Country Cottage
How To Go On Holiday Without Really Trying
Richard's New Hobby
The Art Exhibition
What To Wear When Yachting

Series 4

Series 5

Specials

A Job For Richard
Country Retreat
A Celebrity For The Barbecue
The Commodore
Looking At Properties
Please Mind Your Head
Let There Be Light

The Senior Citizens' Outing
The Fancy Dress Ball
Hyacinth Is Alarmed
Riparian Entertainment
Skis
Country Estate Sale
The Boy Friend
A Barbecue At Violet's
The Rolls Royce
The Hostess

A Very Merry Hyacinth
Sea Fever
Angel Gabriel Blue
Historical Pageant

 

 

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