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
  • ITV
  • 1990 - 1996
  • 95 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

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 6 - Who's Who

Charlie meets an attractive, available woman in the supermarket - the trouble is, she jumps to the conclusion that he's the rich one of the house, and he hasn't the heart to correct her. Caroline isn't impressed with his deception; but then proceeds to fall into the same misleading conduct herself!

Broadcast details

Tuesday 5th June 1990
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 14th January 2013 5:15pm ITV3
Tuesday 15th January 2013 8:00am ITV3
Tuesday 3rd September 2013 4:00pm ITV3
Monday 3rd March 2014 5:15pm ITV3
Monday 29th September 2014 6:00am ITV3

Cast & crew

Joe McGann Charlie Burrows
Diana Weston Caroline Wheatley
Honor Blackman Laura West
Kellie Bright Joanna Burrows
William Puttock Tom Wheatley
Guest cast
Sabina Franklyn Zoe Trubshawe
Richard Hainsworth Alec Henderson
Caroline Gruber Fiona Simmonds (Caroline's secretary)
Tony O'Callaghan Paul Clarke (Caroline's colleague)
Clifford Earl Supermarket manager
Writing team
Greg Freeman Writer (Adapted By)
Bud Wiser Writer
Monica Parker Writer
Production team
Mike Holgate Director
Christopher Walker Producer
Jenny Egner Editor
Tony Ferris Production Designer
Debbie Wiseman Composer

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