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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. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 28)

Patricia Routledge ... Hyacinth / ... (44 episodes, 1990-1995)

Judy Cornwell ... Daisy (44 episodes, 1990-1995)

Geoffrey Hughes ... Onslow (44 episodes, 1990-1995)

Clive Swift ... Richard / ... (44 episodes, 1990-1995)
Josephine Tewson ... Elizabeth / ... (43 episodes, 1990-1995)
Mary Millar ... Rose (38 episodes, 1991-1995)
David Griffin ... Emmet / ... (37 episodes, 1991-1995)
Jeremy Gittins ... the Vicar / ... (19 episodes, 1990-1995)

Series Directed by
Harold Snoad (44 episodes, 1990-1995)
Series Writing credits
Roy Clarke (44 episodes, 1990-1995)

Series Produced by
Harold Snoad .... producer (44 episodes, 1990-1995)
Series Cinematography by
William Dudman (1 episode, 1992)
Series Film Editing by
Andy Quested (20 episodes, 1993-1995)
Series Production Design by
Derek Evans (27 episodes, 1992-1995)
Tim Gleeson (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
Sara Hawden (2 episodes, 1995)
Series Costume Design by
Rita Reekie (24 episodes, 1990-1992)
Laura Ergis (20 episodes, 1993-1995)
Series Makeup Department
Maggie Webb .... makeup designer (19 episodes, 1993-1995)
Ann Ailes-Stevenson .... makeup designer (18 episodes, 1991-1992)
Sharon Brushett .... makeup designer (5 episodes, 1990)
Ann Fenton .... hair stylist / makeup artist (4 episodes, 1991-1993)
Kay Bilk .... makeup designer (2 episodes, 1995)
Series Production Management
Peter Laskie .... production manager (20 episodes, 1993-1995)
Richard Beighton .... production manager (11 episodes, 1991)
Amita Lochab .... production manager (10 episodes, 1991)
John L. Spencer .... production manager (7 episodes, 1992)
David Lardner .... production manager (5 episodes, 1990)
Series Art Department
Sara Grimshaw .... properties buyer (38 episodes, 1991-1995)
Steve Wright .... design assistant (9 episodes, 1993-1994)
Jeffrey Witts .... properties buyer (6 episodes, 1990)
Sid Sutton .... title sequence (3 episodes, 1990)
Series Sound Department
Morton Hardaker .... sound recordist (32 episodes, 1990-1993)
Laurie Taylor .... sound: studio / studio sound (27 episodes, 1990-1995)
Colin Solloway .... dubbing mixer (20 episodes, 1991-1995)
Tim Humphries .... sound recordist (12 episodes, 1994-1995)
Scott Talbott .... sound: studio / studio sound (11 episodes, 1991)
Craig Irvin .... dubbing mixer (8 episodes, 1993)
Nick Roast .... sound: studio (6 episodes, 1993-1995)
Series Visual Effects by
Mickey Edwards .... visual effects assistant (5 episodes, 1991-1995)
Perry Brahan .... visual effects designer (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tony Harding .... visual effects designer (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Series Stunts
Tom Delmar .... stunt coordinator (5 episodes, 1991-1995)
Stuart Fell .... stunts (3 episodes, 1992-1995)
Elaine Ford .... stunts (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Frank Henson .... stunts (2 episodes, 1991)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
William Dudman .... location lighting / lighting cameraman / ... (43 episodes, 1990-1995)
Chris Kochanowicz .... location camera / location cameraman / ... (38 episodes, 1991-1995)
Peter Goldring .... camera supervisor (34 episodes, 1991-1995)
James Grimes .... grips / grip (18 episodes, 1991-1995)
Ken Lowe .... electrician (16 episodes, 1992-1994)
Chris Kempton .... lighting director (15 episodes, 1992-1995)
Don Babbage .... lighting director (13 episodes, 1991-1993)
Alan Horne .... lighting director (12 episodes, 1990-1991)
John Laurence .... gaffer (7 episodes, 1995)
John Corby .... camera supervisor (5 episodes, 1990)
Jason Shepherd .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1991-1995)
Ken Aylett .... gaffer (5 episodes, 1993-1994)
Mike Jefferies .... lighting director / lighting manager (4 episodes, 1990)
Dickie Woods .... lighting gaffer (4 episodes, 1991)
Ian Buckley .... grips (4 episodes, 1993)
Adrian Smith .... steadicam (3 episodes, 1995)
Mike Harrison .... camera supervisor (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Editorial Department
Hilary West .... vision mixer (43 episodes, 1990-1995)
Andy Quested .... videotape editor / editor: video tape / ... (22 episodes, 1990-1992)
Series Music Department
Nick Ingman .... composer: signature tune (40 episodes, 1990-1995)
Series Other crew
John Latus .... studio resource manager / resource co-ordinator / ... (39 episodes, 1990-1995)
Christopher Bond .... script editor (27 episodes, 1991-1994)
Susan Silburn .... production assistant (21 episodes, 1990-1994)
John Gorringe .... assistant floor manager (15 episodes, 1992-1993)
Susan Smith .... production assistant (11 episodes, 1995)
Paul Williams .... assistant floor manager (11 episodes, 1995)
Jonathan Paul Llewellyn .... assistant floor manager (10 episodes, 1991)
Carolyn Mawdsley .... production assistant (10 episodes, 1991)
Katie Tyrrell .... production secretary (10 episodes, 1991)
Lindsey Chamier .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Mike Chislett .... resource co-ordinator (2 episodes, 1992)
Michael Langley-Evans .... resource co-ordinator (2 episodes, 1993)

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60 min (1 episode) | 50 min (1 episode) | 30 min (42 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:PG (some epiosodes) | Australia:G (some epiosodes) | Finland:K-3 (2010) | Singapore:PG | UK:PG | USA:TV-PG

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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 »
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Hyacinth:Coffee in ten minutes, Elizabeth! Bring Emmet!
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28 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
One of the BEST British comedy's ever made!, 15 June 2004
Author: soap_expert from Scotland

Keeping Up Appearances has got to be one of my favourite shows EVER!

I remember watching it years ago when it was first on BBC1, and thinking it was SOOO funny! Now it's back on UK Gold, and I can't help but watch it every time it's on.

Patrcia Routledge as Hyacinth is fantastic! The casting and acting are perfect. OK, as some people have pointed out, there are so many running jokes - but that is what is all part of what makes this show great!

Hyacinth's candlelight suppers, her answering the phone "the Bucket residence, the lady of the house speaking!", Elizabth constantly spilling her coffee, always trying to resist her daily order from Hyacinth for morning coffee, Emmett and "she'll sing at me", Onslow "Oh Nice", Vilot - "It's MA Sister Violet, "Daddy!", the vicar, Rose and Mr. whoever, and throughout all this poor old Richard, lol.

And one of the best and most famous Hyacinth lines - "Sauna, Swimming Pool and room for a pony!!!!"

It is a true proper British comedy, and is up there with the likes of that other great 90's BBC sitcom - One Foot in the Grave. And also the likes of To The Manor Born, The Good Life, and Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.

Everybody you talk to always raises a smile when you mention "the Bucket woman"!

Only the other day I watched an episode when Hyacinth wanted to test drive a new Rolls Royce so she could get one-up on another one of her posh local rivals - Lydia Hawsworth, whom had just overtaken them in her brand new Jag.

She made Richard drive it out of the garage without the salesman's permission, and take it to this posh hotel deliberately, as she knew this was where this woman had afternoon tea. Of course Rose, Daisy and Onslow turn up as usual, so they have to get out of there before she bumps into them - how embarrassing! lol. When they get into her "getaway car" as she callas it to Richard, the police turn up and arrest them outside the hotel! And then just at that point who turns up but Lydia Hawksworth!

This is just an example of how great this show is!

Quite frankly, I really don't understand how anybody could NOT like it!

If they don't, then I actually feel slightly sorry for them - as they are missing out on so much enjoyment!

Oh...and contrary to what somebody has said - in my opinion it is just about the closest thing to perfection that a sitcom can get!

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