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

ITV sitcom about two families. 95 episodes (7 series), 1990 - 1996. Stars Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright and William Puttock.

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

Charlie Burrows is an ex-footballer and single father who moves to the country and takes a job as housekeeper to a successful businesswoman

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1990 - 1996
Channel
ITV
Episodes
95   (7 series)
Creators
Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter
Starring
Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright and William Puttock
Writer
Greg Freeman

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?

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 1st May 1990 on ITV at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 14th October 1996 on ITV at 8:30pm
Last repeat
Saturday 31st January 2015 at 6:20am on ITV3

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