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 5

Stephanie asks Tony to take her back to school after the holidays, where he bumps into a fellow parent, the single mother of one of Stephanie's chums. Back at the house, Mrs Wembley fixes Sam and Maggie up on an impromptu dinner date.

Broadcast details

Friday 4th October 1991
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Dennis Waterman Tony Carpenter
Sam Kelly Sam
Joan Sims Fiona Wembley
Jenna Russell Maggie Lomax
Judy Buxton Ruth Carpenter
Vanessa Hadaway Stephanie Carpenter
Pauline Letts Tony's Mum
Fiona Mollison Jane Webster
Guest cast
Fiona McAlpine Secretary
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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