On The Up. Image shows from L to R: Tony Carpenter (Dennis Waterman), Ruth Carpenter (Judy Buxton). Copyright: BBC
On The Up

On The Up

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1990 - 1992
  • 19 episodes (3 series)

Self-made millionaire Tony Carpenter lives in a large house with permanent staff, but he's not forgotten his Cockney roots. Stars Dennis Waterman, Sam Kelly, Joan Sims, Jenna Russell, Judy Buxton and more.

Key cast & crew credits

Dennis Waterman Tony Carpenter
Sam Kelly Sam
Joan Sims Fiona Wembley
Jenna Russell Maggie Lomax
Judy Buxton Ruth Carpenter
Vanessa Hadaway Stephanie Carpenter
Michelle Hatch Dawn
Pauline Letts Tony's Mum (Series 2-3)
Fiona Mollison Jane Webster (Series 2-3)
Writing team
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
Gareth Gwenlan Director (Series 1-2)
Paul Harrison Director (Series 3)
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
Rob Poole Editor (Series 1)
Chris Wadsworth Editor
John Dunstan Editor (Series 2)
James Timothy Editor (Series 2)
John Wilkinson Editor (Series 3)
Moira Knowles Editor (Series 3)
Oliver Bayldon Production Designer (Series 1)
Chris Pemsel Production Designer (Series 2)
Anthony Ainsworth Production Designer (Series 3)
Philip Lester Costume Designer (Series 1-2)
Anna Stubley Costume Designer (Series 3)
Sallie Jaye Make-up Designer (Series 1)
Cheryl Wright Make-up Designer (Series 2)
Jane Walker Make-up Designer (Series 3)
Henry Barber Lighting Designer (Series 1)
Ron Bristow Lighting Designer (Series 2)
Terry Brett Lighting Designer (Series 3)
Dennis Waterman Composer

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