TMDB Rating 7.6
IMDB Rating 7.8

Series Details

Seasons: 5

Total Episodes: 40

Creators: Roy Clarke

Networks: BBC One

Status: Ended

First Air Date: Oct 29, 1990

Recent Air Date: Nov 5, 1995

Run Time: m

In Production: No

Original Language: English

Age Rating: TV-PG

Website: Link

Production Companies: BBC



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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.

Main Cast

Patricia Routledge

Patricia Routledge

Hyacinth Bucket

Age : 92 | Popularity : 12%

Clive Swift

Clive Swift

Richard Bucket

Age : 82 | Popularity : 7%

Judy Cornwell

Judy Cornwell


Age : 81 | Popularity : 3%

Geoffrey Hughes

Geoffrey Hughes


Age : 68 | Popularity : 3%

Josephine Tewson

Josephine Tewson

Elizabeth 'Liz' Warden

Age : 90 | Popularity : 6%

David Griffin

David Griffin


Age : 77 | Popularity : 5%

Mary Millar

Mary Millar


Age : 62 | Popularity : 5%

Jeremy Gittins

Jeremy Gittins

Age : 65 | Popularity : 5%



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