The Upchat Line. Mike Upchat (John Alderton). Copyright: Thames Television.

The Upchat Line

ITV sitcom. 7 episodes (1 series) in 1977. Stars John Alderton.

Series 1, Episode 6 - One Good Turn

After befriending a girl in a library, Mike finds himself invited to meet her parents at the weekend - in disguise as the boyfriend she's just broken up with. Is he up to the challenge? And more to the point, is her ex-boyfriend?

Broadcast details

Monday 31st October 1977
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Alderton Mike Upchat
Guest cast
Judy Loe Wendy
Kathleen Byron Mrs. Johnson
Jeremy Child Harold Lambton
Stella Tanner Publican
Sydney Arnold Old Gentleman
Cheryl Gilham Girl
Leslie Sands Mr. Johnson
Writing team
Keith Waterhouse Writer
Production team
Robert Reed Director
Robert Reed Producer
Fred Turner Editor
John Plant Production Designer
Mike Batt Composer