- The series ran from 1990-93 and again in 1995.
- A total of 44 episodes were made. This includes 4
- Onslow (Geoffrey Hughes) Played in the earlier series
of Coronation Street.Click here for a picture of Onslow
meeting the Queen!
- Sheridan is never seen in the series.
- The writer of the series (Roy Clarke) has retired
from the BBC.
- There were two actresses who played Rose.
- There are no plans to film any more episodes of the
- Though shown on PBS in the States, the show enjoys
Prime time network spots in Australia.
- The Vicar (Jeremy Gittins) once played Lazlo on an
episode of Dr. Who in 1981.
- The Postman (Micheal) only has his name mentioned
one time in the series.
- Violets husband is a bookmaker.
- Onslow wears a Green Bay Packers T-shirt only in
the last season. Emmit has also appeared to loose a lot of weight in these
episodes. (Frank E. Liebmann)
- Richard also appeared on Dr. Who. The Doctor Who
episode Richard (Clive Swift) was in was Revolution of the Daleks. It was
Adventure #142 from 1986. The Doctor was Colin Baker. Clive played a character
named Jobel. (Frank E. Liebmann)
- Richard is forced into retirement. I beleive he's
retired for the last two seasons. (Frank E. Liebmann)
- The signature tune was written by Nick Ingman
- Actors and actresses from the show can be reached
at the following address. Please remember to be polite in any correspondence,
courtesy is the key to continued replies from the cast.
Keeping up Appearances
London W12 7RJ
- Patricia Routledge is now starring in the television
murder mystery 'HETTIE WAINTHROPP INVESTIGATES'.
- Judy Cornwall (Daisy) played one of the cannibalistic
Rezzies in the 1987 Dr. Who story "Paradise Towers". Sylvester
McCoy was the Doctor. (Shane Hill)
- David Griffin's other famous role was in David Croft's
'Hi De Hi!' as Sqrn. Leader Clive Dempster DFC. (T Coward)
- Daisy and Onslo's daughter is named Stephanie and
their grandaughter is called Kylie.
- Hyacinth's favourite authoress is Dame Barbara Cartland
- Hyacinth and Richard live on Blossom avenue.
- Hyacinths invitations measure 6" X 4".
- Richards job title before retirement was Deputy Manager
of Finance and General Services.
- Hyacinth's Royal Daulton cups and saucers were once
valued at 20 pounds by Maxwell, Nixon and Kray.
- Hyacinth has eight photo albums of Sheridan.
- Richard and Hyacinth honeymooned in Weston-super-Mare.
- Hyacinth believe Richards favourite hobby is gardening.
- Roy Clarke also wrote, 'Open all hours' and 'Last
of the summer wine'.
- Sheridan is studying to be a Quantity Surveyor at
- Anna Dawson, who played Violet, was Benny Hill's
female sidekick on "The Benny Hill Show" in mid-to-late 80's episodes
of his show. She was also in his final U.S. Special in 1992. (Bob)
- Clive Swift was married to the author, Margaret Drabble,
from 1960 till their divorce in 1975. They have three children. Her second
book, 'The Garrick Year' sounds suspiciously autobiographical. The heroine
has an actor husband who is something of a philanderer. Couldn't be Clive,
could it?! (Carole Jackson)
- Patricia Routledge has never married. (Carole Jackson)
- John Inman (from "Are You Being Served?")
and Josephine Tewson (from "Keeping Up Appearances") are not only
friends, but also cousins! (Kim Tennison)
- Geoffrey Hughes (Onslow) played "Popplewick"
in the fourth installment of Dr. Who's "Trial of a Time Lord"
(Colin Baker's last appearance as the Doctor). As a matter of fact, Popplewick
was in reality the Valeyard, who was really an aberrant regeneration of
the Doctor ... in short, we could say that "Onslow" actually portrayed
the Doctor himself. (Charlotte Lieser)
- The FH on Onslow's hat stands for Fulton Hogan Ltd.,
a New Zealand asphalt and roadbuilding company. When Geoffrey Hughes was
there promoting a show, he was given that hat by one of the company's lorry
drivers. (Carole Jackson)
- St. Mark's Is the Bucket's Parish. (Matt Alderman)
- David Janson, who occasionally plays the Mailman,
replaced Richard Gibson in the role of Otto Flick in the last series of
'Allo 'Allo! (Bob Riemensnyder)
- Michael is the vicar's first name. (Matt Alderman)
- Emmet's last name is Hawksworth. (Matt Alderman)
- The vicar rings his own church bells. (Matt Alderman)
- Hyacinth usually gets people calling her, trying
to get the Chinese take-away. (Matt Alderman)
- Hyacinth wanted Richard to call the Chinese ambassador,
which he did. (Matt Alderman)
- Richard sometimes eats [at Hyacinth's ordering] an
exclusive high-fiber breakfast cereal which the Dutch royal family also
eats. (Matt Alderman)
- In the Inspector Morse episode, 'The Silent World
of Nicholas Quinn' (1986) Clive plays Dr. Bartlett, a quiet fellow with
questionable viewing habits, suspected of murder. (Carole Jackson)
- Josephine Tewson (Elizabeth) was once married to,
and divorced from, the late Leonard Rossiter of "Rising Damp"
and 'The rise and fall of Reginald Perrin" (Bridget Martin)
- Judy Cornwall (Daisy) was born in Australia. Since
working in Britain, she has only returned to her homeland once. (Matthew
- Elizabeth's daughter is called Gail, who has a boyfriend
called Harold. He is described as having a "first-class brain"
by Elizabeth. (Matthew Leung)
- David Griffin played Lt. Commander Mitchell aboard
the submarine in the 1972 Doctor Who story "The Sea Devils." Jon
Pertwee was the Doctor. (Shane Hill)
- Davis Janson (the postman) was in "Get Some
In" a sitcom screened in the early 70s about National Service. He also
appeared in the Beatles' "Hard Day's Night" playing a street urchin
who befriends Ringo. (Ian Pritchard)
- Josephine Tewson (Elizabeth) stars in the Nabisco
Fig Newtons commercial in the USA.