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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Episode menu

Series 4, Episode 3 - Sex, Lies And Exercise Tape

Caroline boasts she is having an affair with Charlie.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 3rd November 1992
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 4th March 2013 5:15pm ITV3
Tuesday 5th March 2013 8:20am ITV3
Tuesday 22nd October 2013 4:15pm ITV3
Wednesday 23rd April 2014 5:15pm ITV3
Monday 17th November 2014 6:00am ITV3
Friday 20th 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
Samantha Beckinsale Vicky
Brian Hall Ernie
Sarah Mortimer Karla
Carolyn Allen Debbie
Julie Dawn Cole Lyn
Grant Russell Guy
Writing team
Greg Freeman Writer (Adapted By)
Seth Weisbord Writer
Production team
Martin Shardlow Director
Christopher Walker Producer
Jenny Egner 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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