All The Way Up. Fred Midway (Warren Mitchell). Copyright: Granada Productions

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1970
Stars
Warren Mitchell, Elaine Taylor, Vanessa Howard, Adrienne Posta, Richard Briers, Bill Fraser, Pat Heywood, Kenneth Cranham and more
Writers
David Turner and Philip Mackie
Director
James MacTaggart
Producer
Philip Mackie
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Adapted from David Turner's play, Semi-Detached, All The Way Up focuses on the lower-class Midway family and its scheming to climb the social ladder.

After months of anonymous letter-writing to his bosses, Fred Midway has succeeded in his attempts to have his immediate superior at wholesome firm Starlight Assurance sacked, and to move up the corporate tree himself accordingly.

Naturally, he's not about to let his hard-fought ladder-climbing go to ruin, despite the actions of his three children: Avril, who is equally keen for her husband, Nigel, to climb the ladder at his firm; Tom, whose girlfriend is in the club; and Eileen, who is having an affair with a married man!

Fred is not about to let such dalliances show him up in front of his bosses - or the neighbours - however. This scheming social climber has plenty of plans left up his sleeve!

Additional details

Tagline
He stooped so low to get so high
UK certificate
A
Duration
97 minutes
Distributors

Anglo-EMI

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music composed by Howard Blake. Theme tune All The Way Up performed by The Scaffold.

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Friday 2nd October 2020 at 12:15am on TPTV
  • Friday 3rd July 2020 at 1:05am on TPTV
  • Thursday 6th February 2020 at 10:00pm on TPTV

Recording details

  • Lee International Studios (Shepperton) - Studios
  • London - Filmed on location around London

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