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

This Way Up

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2019 - 2021
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Aisling Bea writes and stars in this comedy about a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown. Also features Sharon Horgan, Tobias Menzies, Aasif Mandvi, Indira Varma, Sorcha Cusack and more.

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Series 1, Episode 4

This Way Up. Image shows from L to R: Aine (Aisling Bea), Mammy (Sorcha Cusack), Shona (Sharon Horgan). Copyright: Merman
The girls' mother pays a visit from Ireland, leaving Shona somewhat stuck in the middle - of multiple scenarios.

Further details

Aine and Shona's mother is over from Ireland to visit Vish's family. Tensions are high, as Aine and her mother haven't spoken in months, while Shona feels stuck in the middle. Over dinner, Shona surprises Vish's family by saying she doesn't want kids. There's only one solution to the tension - an impromptu talent show.

Broadcast details

Thursday 29th August 2019
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 11th October 2019 3:10am C4

Cast & crew

Aisling Bea Aine
Sharon Horgan Shona
Aasif Mandvi Vish
Indira Varma Charlotte
Sorcha Cusack Mammy
Guest cast
Jeff Mirza Hari
Chetna Pandya Seema
Nikhil Parmar Anil
Soni Razdan Kavita
Alayna Wahid Bub
Writing team
Aisling Bea Writer
Brett Goldstein Script Editor
Production team
Alex Winckler Director
Gavin O'Grady Producer
Sharon Horgan Executive Producer
Clelia Mountford Executive Producer
Aisling Bea Executive Producer
Hannah Wilcock Line Producer
Calum Ross Editor
Tim Dickel Production Designer
Catherine Willis Casting Director
Ed Moore Director of Photography
Sinead O'Sullivan Costume Designer
Lisa Kennedy Make-up Designer
Vince Pope Composer
Chris May 1st Assistant Director

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