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 2, Episode 2

Tony's Mum's moving in - for a trial period only, of course. Ruth, meanwhile, is trying her best to be tolerant and friendly, but no one is quite able to put their preconceptions aside and the house starts feeling very, very small indeed!

Broadcast details

Friday 13th September 1991
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
Pauline Letts Tony's Mum
Guest cast
Margot Field Mrs Gulliver
Writing team
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
Gareth Gwenlan Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
John Dunstan Editor
Chris Pemsel Production Designer
Philip Lester Costume Designer
Cheryl Wright Make-up Designer
Ron Bristow Lighting Designer
Dennis Waterman Composer

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