Keeping Up Appearances. Image shows from L to R: Hyacinth Bucket (Patricia Routledge), Richard Bucket (Clive Swift). Copyright: BBC.

Keeping Up Appearances

BBC One sitcom about a social snob. 44 episodes (5 series), 1990 - 1995. Stars Patricia Routledge, Clive Swift, Geoffrey Hughes, Judy Cornwell and others.

Series 4, Episode 1 is repeated on Drama on Sunday at 6pm.

Series 1, Episode 2

Hyacinth has asked the new vicar to tea and, in her usual meticulous way, she has organised the event down to the last sugar lump. But then suddenly, out of the blue...

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 5th November 1990
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Patricia Routledge Hyacinth Bucket
Clive Swift Richard Bucket
Geoffrey Hughes Onslow
Judy Cornwell Daisy
Josephine Tewson Elizabeth
Shirley Stelfox Rose
Jeremy Gittins Michael the Vicar
Marion Barron The Vicar's Wife
Guest cast
Eileen Davies Gypsy
Jill O'Hare Passer By
Writing team
Roy Clarke Writer
Production team
Harold Snoad Director
Harold Snoad Producer
Andy Quested Editor
Tim Gleeson Production Designer
Nick Ingman Composer
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