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 4

Going over the books, Maggie notices a drastic drop in turnover - a whopping 15%. A new competitor, Q Cars, turns out to be the cause, which means only one thing: war!

Broadcast details

Friday 27th September 1991
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Dennis Waterman Tony Carpenter
Sam Kelly Sam
Joan Sims Fiona Wembley
Jenna Russell Maggie Lomax
Michelle Hatch Dawn
Pauline Letts Tony's Mum
Guest cast
Tony Millan Chalky Smith
Perry Fenwick Jimmy Quinn
Writing team
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
Gareth Gwenlan Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
John Dunstan Editor
James Timothy 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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