Sitcom favourites John Alderton and Robin Nedwell share the role of a homeless writer with a highly appropriate pen-name. Along with his many pseudonyms, the roguishly charming Mike Upchat has a rare ability to pass himself off as the character which best fits any given situation. And since Mike lives out of a left-luggage locker in Marylebone Station, that situation will often require his equally amazing ability to chat his way in and out of any beautiful girl's life, usually via the bedroom. But if Mike Upchat isn't the first Mike Upchat, then he probably isn't the only Mike Upchat...
A playful, inventive sitcom penned by Billy Liar creator Keith Waterhouse, The Upchat Line appeared in 1977, with its equally successful sequel, The Upchat Connection, airing the following year; in a twist ingeniously encompassing Alderton's departure, Robin Nedwell plays the man who inherits the Upchat persona when Mike raffles the key to his left-luggage locker. Both series are included in this set.
First released: Monday 22nd August 2011
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