Keeping Up Appearances

Keeping Up Appearances (1990)

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.

  • Roy Clarke
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5
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  • Views: 6
  • Release Date: 1990-10-29
  • Language: English
  • Country: GB
  • Runtime: 30

Patricia Routledge

Hyacinth Bucket

Rebecca Root

The Engineer

Bruce Alexander

The Doctor

Angus Lennie


Jon Glover


Sue Lloyd


Clive Swift

Richard Bucket

Josephine Tewson

Elizabeth 'Liz' Warden

Anna Bolt


Jeremy Gittins

Michael the Vicar

Ian Lavender

The Security Representative

Anna Dawson


Gerald Sim


Tony Aitken


David Simeon

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