The Upchat Connection. Image shows from L to R: Mike Upchat (Robin Nedwell), Maggie (Susan Jameson). Copyright: Thames Television.

The Upchat Connection

ITV sitcom about a chancer. 7 episodes (1 series) in 1978. Stars Robin Nedwell, Susan Jameson and Bernadette Milnes.

Series 1, Episode 1 - The Torchbearer

When Mike Upchat moves to California, he raffles his names and identities, effects, personality, and to some extent his reputation, to ... well, Mike Upchat. With a little help from a casual acquaintance, Mike polishes off his act - if not a plate of spaghetti bolognese.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 24th October 1978
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Robin Nedwell Mike Upchat
Susan Jameson Maggie
Bernadette Milnes Polly
Guest cast
Ray Marioni Mario
Andre Maranne Pierre
Catherine Kessler Carol
Derek Suthern Van Driver
Len Marten Balloon Seller
Karin MacCarthy Suzie
Writing team
Keith Waterhouse Writer
Production team
Robert Reed Director
Robert Reed Producer
Campbell Keenan Editor
John Plant Production Designer
Mike Batt Composer