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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Series 4, Episode 1 - Come Dancing

Charlie and Caroline are kept on their toes at a golf club dinner dance when they realise a couple they have met are more interested in them than each other.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 20th October 1992
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 28th February 2013 5:20pm ITV3
Friday 1st March 2013 8:20am ITV3
Friday 18th October 2013 4:15pm ITV3
Saturday 19th October 2013 2:45am ITV3
Thursday 17th April 2014 5:20pm ITV3
Thursday 13th November 2014 6:00am ITV3
Wednesday 18th October 2023 5:30pm Drama

Cast & crew

Joe McGann Charlie Burrows
Diana Weston Caroline Wheatley
Honor Blackman Laura West
Kellie Bright Joanna Burrows
William Puttock Tom Wheatley
Guest cast
Michael Fenton Stevens (as Michael Fenton Stephens) Mike
Matilda Thorpe Jane
Writing team
Greg Freeman Writer (Adapted By)
Daniel Palladino Writer
Production team
Martin Shardlow Director
Christopher Walker Producer
Nigel Miller Editor
Tony Ferris Production Designer
Sally Fincher Casting Director
James Dark Costume Designer
Ray Wilson Lighting Designer
Debbie Wiseman Composer
Tod Davies Graphics

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