Here’s a list of who’s who in the ‘Keeping Up Appearances’ TV series.
PATRICIA ROUTLEDGE as Hyacinth Bucket
Hyacinth is ‘the Bucket woman’ who everyone fears. She seeks social success and is a total snob, considering herself superior. He holds candlelight suppers at her house and boasts about her son Sheridan as well as her sister Violet. Hyacinth is naïve and clueless and is embarrassed by her family.
CLIVE SWIFT as Richard Bucket
Richard is Hyacinth’s long-suffering husband. How he puts up with Hyacinth’s attempts to achieve social success and being a snob is anyone’s guess. Richard’s a good soul who tries to be patient with Hyacinth. There are times though when he loses his patience, especially he goes in early retirement.
JOSEPHINE TEWSON as Elizabeth
Elizabeth, or ‘Liz’ as some friends call her, is Hyacinth’s next-door neighbour. Liz is a sweet person, who like Richard tries to be patient with Hyacinth’s lifestyle. She gets invited to coffee a lot at Hyacinth’s, which always ends in disaster as somehow she seems to break cups of coffee over there.
DAVID GRIFFIN as Emmet
Emmet is Elizabeth’s brother, who makes his first appearance in Series 2 of ‘Keeping Up Appearances’. Emmet is a musician who gets divorced and stays over at her sister’s house. Unlike Liz, Emmet is terrified of Hyacinth as she sings to him so that she can appear in one of his musical plays.
JUDY CORNWELL as Daisy
Daisy is one of Hyacinth’s sisters, who married Onslow and lived a life of being in the slums of a council estate. Daisy is a sweet person who tries to relight the flames of her marriage to Onslow which gets unrequited at times. Daisy usually tells Hyacinth of something happening to their Daddy.
GEOFFREY HUGHES as Onslow
Onslow is my favourite character from ‘Keeping Up Appearances’. Onslow is a slob, married to Daisy. He loves drinking cans of beer, watching television at his run-down house and putting bets on the horses. He’s clearly an embarrassment to Hyacinth, especially when he turns up in a vest and jeans.
SHIRLEY STELFOX/MARY MILLAR as Rose
Rose is another of Hyacinth’s sisters, who isn’t married but loves men. She’s a terrible flirt, as she keeps on dating men who are usually married. Rose always likes to wear short skirts and tarty outfits whenever she dates men. Rose has a good, loving heart, but can’t just settle on any men she loves.
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