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

Episode menu

Series 5, Episode 5 - Minder

Charlie is placed in an awkward position when the teenage daughter of an influential businessman reveals she has a crush on him.

Broadcast details

Thursday 7th October 1993
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 20th 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
George Sewell George
Emma Bowe (as Emma Harbour) Claudia
Patrick Duggan Father Murphy
Alan Ford Barman
Russell Layton Carl
Graham Christopher Chauffeur
Writing team
Greg Freeman Writer (Adapted By)
Daniel Palladino Writer
Clay Graham Writer
Danny Kallis Writer
Production team
Martin Shardlow Director
Christopher Walker Producer
Paul Spencer Executive Producer
Nigel Miller Editor
Sally Fincher Casting Director
James Dark Costume Designer
Ray Wilson Lighting Designer
Debbie Wiseman Composer
Tod Davies Graphics

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