"Keeping Up Appearances" Actor Has Died

Written by Holly on Monday July 30, 2012

KUAThe man we all know and love as Onslow on KEEPING UP APPEARANCES has died. The 68-year old actor had been battling cancer for several years. His family said he passed away "peacefully in his sleep." 

KEEPING UP APPEARANCES fans will want to make a note that will air several special "Christmas" episodes in the next few months on our OKLA channel. These episodes have odd running times and don't fit very well in our usual Sunday night timeslots. 

  • 1993 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - Hyacinth buys tickets for a holiday cruise on the QE2, looking forward to making acquaintances with the better class of person that one meets in such circumstances. Little does she know that Onslow has won tickets for that very same trip. -- Airs September 13 at 5pm on OKLA
  • 1994 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - Hyacinth has been very busy planning a new kitchen (a process which includes asking the Vicar whether a worktop color described as "Angel Gabriel Blue" is accurate). She becomes busier still when Daisy tells her that someone has been found in "Daddy's" bed - and it isn't "Daddy"! -- Airs September 14 at 5pm on OKLA
  • 1991 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - Hyacinth roars into the Christmas season. She manages to get poor Richard into a Father Christmas outfit but then has to confront with a very drunken "Daddy" who is making passes at the parish ladies in the church rectory. To make matters worse, there is a case of mistaken identity that culminates with her kissing under the mistletoe with a most unexpected partner. -- Airs October 1 at 5pm on OKLA
  • 1995 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - Hyacinth decides to organize and direct a local pageant titled "Our Town in the Civil War." She also, naturally, casts herself in the starring role of Queen Henrietta Maria and coerces various members of her family to play assorted Cavaliers and Roundheads. The Church Hall is soon in pandemonium. -- Airs October 1 at 5:30pm on OKLA