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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1

Tony Carpenter's life is thrown into disarray when his wife leaves him (again) - but this time seemingly for good. A self-made millionaire, Tony travels to his daughter's boarding school to inform her of the marital changes; she reacts by running away, thus throwing her parents back together.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 4th September 1990
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Dennis Waterman Tony Carpenter
Sam Kelly Sam
Joan Sims Fiona Wembley
Jenna Russell Maggie Lomax
Judy Buxton Ruth Carpenter
Vanessa Hadaway Stephanie Carpenter
Guest cast
David Warwick Driver
Jenny Lee Mrs Purvis
Kenneth Coombs Mr Wostenholme
Sean Gilder Policeman
Writing team
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
Gareth Gwenlan Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
Rob Poole Editor
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Oliver Bayldon Production Designer
Philip Lester Costume Designer
Sallie Jaye Make-up Designer
Henry Barber Lighting Designer
Dennis Waterman Composer

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