This Way Up. Aine (Aisling Bea). Copyright: Merman.

This Way Up

Channel 4 sitcom about mental health. 6 episodes (1 series), 2019 - 2021. Stars Aisling Bea, Sharon Horgan, Tobias Menzies, Aasif Mandvi and others.

Series 2 coming in July.

This Way Up. Image shows from L to R: Shona (Sharon Horgan), Aine (Aisling Bea), Vish (Aasif Mandvi). Copyright: Merman.

Series 1, Episode 3

Shona sets Aine up on a blind date, whilst her professional relationship with Richard and Etienne takes an odd turn.

Further details

Aine and Richard's relationship gets complicated when she is inadvertently invited for dinner but leaves early after an awkward misunderstanding.

Aine concocts a lie to spend the weekend with Shona, much to the annoyance of her boyfriend Vish. Pushed out of the house by a frustrated Shona, Aine pays a visit to a psychic before an unexpected blind date goes horribly wrong. Meanwhile Shona and Charlotte grow closer as Shona opens up about her worries for her sister.

Broadcast details

Thursday 22nd August 2019
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Aisling Bea Aine
Sharon Horgan Shona
Tobias Menzies Richard
Aasif Mandvi Vish
Indira Varma Charlotte
Kadiff Kirwan Bradley
Guest cast
Ricky Grover Tom
Lou Sanders Fran
Oengus MacNamara (as Oengus Mac Namara) Patrick
Tom Bell David
Ambreen Razia Emma
Writing team
Aisling Bea Writer
Brett Goldstein Script Editor
Production team
Alex Winckler Director
Gavin O'Grady Series Producer
Sharon Horgan Executive Producer
Clelia Mountford Executive Producer
Aisling Bea Executive Producer


The worst blind date ever?

Shona invites a restless Aine for an impromptu drink, but it soon becomes clear that she has an ulterior motive...

Featuring: Aisling Bea (Aine), Sharon Horgan (Shona), Indira Varma (Charlotte), Tom Bell (David).


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