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The Upper Hand. Image shows from L to R: Joanna Burrows (Kellie Bright), Laura West (Honor Blackman), Charlie Burrows (Joe McGann), Tom Wheatley (William Puttock), Caroline Wheatley (Diana Weston)
The Upper Hand

The Upper Hand

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 1990 - 1996
  • 94 episodes (7 series)

Charlie Burrows is an ex-footballer and single father who moves to the country and takes a job as housekeeper to a successful businesswoman. Stars Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright and William Puttock

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The Upper Hand. Image shows from L to R: Joanna Burrows (Kellie Bright), Laura West (Honor Blackman), Charlie Burrows (Joe McGann), Tom Wheatley (William Puttock), Caroline Wheatley (Diana Weston)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1990 - 1996
Channel
ITV1
Episodes
94 (7 series)
Creators
Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter
Stars
Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright and William Puttock
Writer
Greg Freeman
Directors
Martin Dennis, Martin Shardlow and Michael Owen Morris
Producers
Christopher Walker, Paul Spencer and Richard Boden
Company

In order to give his daughter, Joanna, a better life born-and-bred Londoner Charlie Burrows, an ex-footabller and single father, leaves the city for Henley in the Oxfordshire countryside.

In particular, he heads to the home to advertising executive Caroline Wheatley, with whom he has taken a job as housekeeper. A single parent herself, Caroline lives with her mother, Laura, and young son Tom.

As the two families settle together, an hint of romance develops between Caroline and Charlie - but will it ever come to fruition?

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Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 1st May 1990 at 8:30pm on ITV1
Most recent repeats

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