Keeping Up Appearances (1990–1995)

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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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Daisy and Onslow find the secret diary of Hyacinth and start reading in it. The rest of this TV-special are clips from prevous episodes.

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Onslow presents lessons for life when hosting an Open University program, by showing various moments from the "Keeping Up Appearances" show. All the favourites are here to relive again & again in an hour long glance back.

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 Hyacinth Bucket (44 episodes, 1990-1995)
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 Daisy (44 episodes, 1990-1995)
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 Onslow (44 episodes, 1990-1995)
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 Richard Bucket (44 episodes, 1990-1995)
Josephine Tewson ...
 Elizabeth Warden (43 episodes, 1990-1995)
Mary Millar ...
 Rose (38 episodes, 1991-1995)
David Griffin ...
 Emmet Hawksworth (37 episodes, 1991-1995)
Jeremy Gittins ...
 Michael the Vicar (19 episodes, 1990-1995)
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Hyacinth Bucket (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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29 October 1990 (UK)  »

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Trivia

Two cars played the role of Hyacinth's and Richard's. They were both the same type of car - a Rover 216 in the same shade of blue. Early episodes used a car with the registration plate D541 EXL. Later ones used a car with the registration plate D541 EFL. See more »

Quotes

Hyacinth: Oh, don't make difficulties, Richard!
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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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Referenced in Comedy Connections: Keeping Up Appearances (2004) See more »

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Hyacinth inisist's that all things be simply the best & her show IS!
7 August 2001 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See 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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