Keeping Up Appearances

Keeping Up Appearances

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Roy Clarke


Patricia Routledge, Josephine Tewson, Mary Millar, Geoffrey Hughes, Clive Swift, Judy Cornwell, Jeremy Gittins, David Griffin, Marion Barron, Shirley Stelfox, George Webb,

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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.

Original title Keeping Up Appearances
Firt air date Oct. 29, 1990
Last air date Nov. 05, 1995
Seasons 5
Episodes 40
Status Ended

Seasons and episodes

1 Season 1 Sep. 22, 2015