8 Facts You Didn't Know About Keeping Up Appearances
2. Hyacinth's china pattern, described as "Royal Doulton with the hand-painted periwinkles", is actually a pattern called "Braganza" and was manufactured by The Colclough China Company. The Colclough China Company was founded in 1890 and was taken over by Royal Doulton in the early 1970s. The Braganza pattern was discontinued in 1992, and production under the Colclough name was discontinued in 1996.
3. Two cast members died within two months of each other in 1998. Mary Millar (played Rose from 1991 to 1995) on 10 November 1998 due to ovarian cancer. George Webb (Daddy) died on 30 December 1998, of natural causes.
4. Exterior shots around Hyacinth's house were taped in Binley Woods, Warwickshire, a village east of Coventry. Bucket's Residence Street View. Exterior shots around Daisy and Onslow's council terrace were taped in Stoke Aldermoor in Coventry. Onslow and Daisy's Street View. Other exterior street and town shots were taped in Leamington Spa, and in various towns throughout Warwickshire, along with many scenes from the large town of Northampton. Some scenes were also shot in Swindon, Oxford, and Bristol.
5. The "FH" on Onslow's hat stands for "Fulton Hogan Ltd.," a New Zealand asphalt and road-building company. When Geoffrey Hughes was there promoting a show, he was given that hat by one of the company's truck drivers.
6. In 2010 the show was adapted into a theatre play that toured the UK. The cast included:
Rachel Bell as Hyacinth
Gareth Hale as Onslow
David Janson as Mr Edward Milton a new character created for the stage show (Janson had previously appeared in the TV show as The Postman)
Steven Pinder as Emmet
Kim Hartman as Elizabeth
Debbie Arnold as Rose
The character Richard (Hyacinth's husband – a main character in the original show) is frequently referred to (Hyacinth addresses to him off-stage, talks to him on the phone etc.), but does not actually appear in the production.
The main plot of the show revolves around Emmet directing a play at the local village hall, when Hyacinth is cast in the play's leading role disaster is in the making.
7. David Janson, who occasionally plays the mailman, replaced Richard Gibson in the role of "Otto Flick" in the last series of "'Allo 'Allo!"
8. 5 Actors from Keeping Up Appearances also appeared in episodes of "Dr. Who."
Jeremy Gittins (The Vicar) once played "Lazlo" on an episode of "Dr. Who" in 1981.
"The Doctor Who" episode Clive Swift (Richard) was in the "Dr. Who" Episode "Revolution of the Daleks." It was Adventure #142 from 1986. Clive played a character named "Jobel."
Judy Cornwell (Daisy) played one of the cannibalistic "Rezzies" in the 1987 "Dr. Who" story "Paradise Towers."
Geoffrey Hughes (Onslow) played "Popplewick" in the fourth installment of "Dr. Who's" "Trial of a Time Lord."
David Griffin (Emmet) played "Lt. Commander Mitchell" aboard the submarine in the 1972 "Doctor Who" story "The Sea Devils."
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