Clipping Up Appearances

Hyacinth Bucket debuted on our screens in October of 1990. With it’s first episode, Keeping Up Appearances hit the ground running, winning an audience of 11.4 million. And it did that with little or no fanfare in the papers, though I’m sure it was heavily trailed on the channel.

Uttoxeter Newsletter – Friday 26 October 1990
Sandwell Evening Mail – Saturday 27 October 1990
Daily Mirror – Saturday 27 October 1990

Apparently, it only takes 30 seconds to realise if a sitcom is good or not …

Evening Herald (Dublin) – Tuesday 30 October 1990
The Stage – Thursday 15 November 1990
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