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 5

Much to her dismay, Maggie's father visits from Scotland. He is rude, objectionable, and more than a little dismissive of his daughter. Meanwhile, Tony hires a militant-feminist driver for the company, who proceeds to aggravate and annoy the rest of his staff, and with his mother's birthday approaching, arranges a party at the house.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 2nd October 1990
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Dennis Waterman Tony Carpenter
Sam Kelly Sam
Joan Sims Fiona Wembley
Jenna Russell Maggie Lomax
Guest cast
Dora Bryan Tony's Mum
Bunny May Barry
Deborah Leighton Ms Barnes
Louise Papillon Florist
Derek Anders Maggie's Dad
Charles Rea George
Julia Nelson Edie
Ronald Nunnery Albert
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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