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.

Series 2, Episode 1 - Common Entrance

Jo has her heart set on a scholarship to elite boarding school St. Hilda's, and with a few strings pulled by Caroline she's sure to get in. Charlie, however, is nowhere near as enthusiastic.

Broadcast details

Monday 18th February 1991
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Joe McGann Charlie Burrows
Diana Weston Caroline Wheatley
Honor Blackman Laura West
Kellie Bright Joanna Burrows
William Puttock Tom Wheatley
Guest cast
Janet Henfrey Dorothy Cooper (Headmistress)
Deddie Davies Mrs. Olive (Teacher with slide show)
Joanna Hall Camilla
Jennifer Croxton Parent
Bill Bingham Parent
Robin Browne Parent
Tim Meats Parent
Writing team
Greg Freeman Writer (Adapted By)
Tom Seeley Writer
Norm Gunzenhauser Writer
Production team
Martin Dennis Director
Christopher Walker Producer

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