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 - Christmas Special

Hyacinth finally achieves her ultimate goal in her search for social acceptability in this special festive edition. She and her husband Richard book a cruise on the QEII and, determined to live up to the correct image, Hyacinth packs umpteen changes of clothes. On board ship, she is in her element - until she makes an appalling discovery that threatens to ruin her trip.

Broadcast details

Sunday 26th December 1993
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Patricia Routledge Hyacinth Bucket
Clive Swift Richard Bucket
Geoffrey Hughes Onslow
Judy Cornwell Daisy
Josephine Tewson Elizabeth
David Griffin Emmet Hawksworth
Mary Millar Rose
Guest cast
David Janson Michael the Postman
Alice Macdonald Check-in Girl
Michael Cochrane Ship's Officer
Bernard Holley Restaurant Manager
Barry Bethell Holiday-Maker
Mark Brignal Port Official
Lyndsay Frost Self
Patrick Anson (as Lord Lichfield) Self
Writing team
Roy Clarke Writer
Christopher Bond Script Editor
Production team
Harold Snoad Director
Harold Snoad Producer

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