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 3

Tony's booked a marquee at the county show to promote the business, but his choice of promotional staff quickly ruffles feathers at home - not least when he asks model Dawn, a long term friend, to help out.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 18th September 1990
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Dennis Waterman Tony Carpenter
Sam Kelly Sam
Joan Sims Fiona Wembley
Jenna Russell Maggie Lomax
Michelle Hatch Dawn
Guest cast
Gillian Webb Mrs Turner
Iain Rattray (as Ian Rattray) Man
Peter Denyer Mr Burton
Anne Clements Lady
Richard Cripwell Nigel
Adam Fahey Charles
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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