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 7

With Ruth in Spain with the mystery 'Stephen', and after trouble on the golf club, Tony books a holiday in Barbados, and invites Sam, Maggie and Mrs Wembley all to join him. Then Dawn turns up!

Broadcast details

Tuesday 16th October 1990
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Dennis Waterman Tony Carpenter
Sam Kelly Sam
Joan Sims Fiona Wembley
Jenna Russell Maggie Lomax
Judy Buxton Ruth Carpenter
Michelle Hatch Dawn
Guest cast
William Lucas Sir Douglas Hoyle
Elizabeth Anson Angela
John Gower Mr Norster
Bernard Spear Louis
Writing team
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
Gareth Gwenlan Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
Rob Poole Editor
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Helen Faulkner Editor
Oliver Bayldon Production Designer
Philip Lester Costume Designer
Sallie Jaye Make-up Designer
Dennis Waterman Composer
Barry Austin Lighting Designer

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