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 11 - To Let Or Not To Let

Charlie falls out with Caroline.

Broadcast details

Monday 28th December 1992
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 14th March 2013 5:20pm ITV3
Friday 15th March 2013 8:20am ITV3
Friday 1st November 2013 4:10pm ITV3
Thursday 27th November 2014 6:00am ITV3
Saturday 31st January 2015 6:20am ITV3
Wednesday 1st November 2023 5:25pm 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
Brian Hall Ernie
Tracie Bennett Michelle
Philip Anthony Don
Michael Hobbs Ross
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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