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 7, Episode 4 - The Chunnel of Love

Charlie risks a bust-up with Caroline as he rushes off to Paris in the hope of saving daughter Joanna's marriage.

Broadcast details

Monday 23rd September 1996
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 15th January 2024 5:25pm Drama

Cast & crew

Joe McGann Charlie Burrows
Diana Weston Caroline Wheatley
Honor Blackman Laura West
Kellie Bright Joanna Burrows
Guest cast
Robert Beck Dan
Eleanor Summerfield Mrs. Pickering
Leslie Clack Monsieur Bernard
Anthony Jackson Taxi Driver
Writing team
Martin Cohan Writer
Blake Hunter Writer
Production team
Michael Owen Morris Director
Christopher Walker Producer
Richard Boden Executive Producer
Nigel Miller Editor
Tony Ferris Production Designer
Sally Fincher Casting Director
Karen Evans Casting Director
Lyn Harvey Costume Designer
Derek Constable Lighting Designer
Debbie Wiseman Composer
Tod Davies Graphics
Barry Chatfield Lighting Designer

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