Keeping Up Appearances (1990-1995)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1990-10-29

Runtime: 30 minutes

Genre(s): Comedy

Language(s): English, Polish


Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke for the BBC. Centred on the life of eccentric, social-climbing snob Hyacinth Bucket, the sitcom follows her obsessive and determined attempts to impress in middle class society and portray herself as more affluent than she truly is. The show stars Patricia Routledge, who received two BAFTA nominations for her performance as Hyacinth. Broadcast between 1990 and 1995 on BBC One, the sitcom spawned five series and 44 episodes—4 of which are Christmas specials. Keeping Up Appearances was a great success in the UK and also captivated a large audience in the US, Canada, and Australia, but production ceased in 1995 when Routledge wanted to move on to other projects. Since its original release, all five series—including Christmas specials—are available on DVD. In 2004, the sitcom was ranked 12th in the countdown of Britain's Best Sitcom. It is regularly repeated worldwide.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 40
Season 1 6
Season 2 10
Season 3 7
Season 4 7
Season 5 10
Specials 14
Cast 11
Patricia Routledge - Hyacinth Bucket
Clive Swift - Richard Bucket
Judy Cornwell - Daisy
Geoffrey Hughes - Onslow
Josephine Tewson - Elizabeth 'Liz' Warden
David Griffin - Emmet
Mary Millar - Rose
Jeremy Gittins
Marion Barron
Shirley Stelfox
George Webb - Daddy
Production 1
Harold Snoad - Producer
Network 1

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