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 3, Episode 4

Half term rolls around, and both Ruth and Tony turn up - separately! - to pick Stephanie up from school. After choosing to head home with her dad, there's still a question over where she'll stay for the rest of the week.

Broadcast details

Monday 19th October 1992
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Dennis Waterman Tony Carpenter
Sam Kelly Sam
Joan Sims Fiona Wembley
Judy Buxton Ruth Carpenter
Vanessa Hadaway Stephanie Carpenter
Michelle Hatch Dawn
Pauline Letts Tony's Mum
Fiona Mollison Jane Webster
Guest cast
Mike Savage Gardener
Binky Baker Gardening Contractor
Paul Weakley Singing Gardener
Writing team
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
Paul Harrison Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
John Wilkinson Editor
Moira Knowles Editor
Anthony Ainsworth Production Designer
Anna Stubley Costume Designer
Jane Walker Make-up Designer
Terry Brett Lighting Designer
Dennis Waterman Composer

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