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

This Way Up

Channel 4 comedy drama about a woman recovering from a breakdown. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Aisling Bea, Sharon Horgan, Tobias Menzies, Aasif Mandvi and others.

Catch-up on Episode 6 on All 4

This Way Up. Image shows from L to R: Shona (Sharon Horgan), Charlotte (Indira Varma). Copyright: Merman.

Series 1, Episode 6

Sisterly secrets come to the fore, and Aine's relationship with Richard and Etienne takes another turn for the awkward.

Further details

Romance blooms between Aine and Richard, but she's caught off guard when she turns up unexpectedly to find another woman in his house.

Vish proposes to Shona, but it doesn't exactly go to plan. When Shona finds out that Aine knew his intentions before she did, a huge argument ensues over secrets the sisters have been keeping from one another.

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on All 4

Thursday 12th September 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
Ekow Quartey James
Pik Sen Lim (as Pik-Sen Lim) Chien
Todor Jordanov Victor
Jassem Mougari Mo
Daniela Spataru Alina
Dorian Grover Etienne
Guest cast
Chris Geere Freddie
Ambreen Razia Emma
Kirsty Bushell Barbara
Sean Cernow Wayne
Sherry Baines Therapist
Writing team
Aisling Bea Writer
Brett Goldstein Script Editor
Production team
Alex Winckler Director
Chris May 1st Assistant Director
Gavin O'Grady Series Producer
Sharon Horgan Executive Producer
Clelia Mountford Executive Producer
Aisling Bea Executive Producer
Hannah Wilcock Line Producer
Bridgette Williams 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


When a proposal goes wrong

Vish proposes to Shona, but it doesn't exactly go to plan...

Featuring: Aisling Bea (Aine), Sharon Horgan (Shona), Aasif Mandvi (Vish).


Aisling Bea's delicate and insightful comedy about a young woman recovering from a mental health crisis ends, with the urge to reach into the screen and hug Bea's alter ego Aine stronger than ever. It has been an engaging watch and is all set up for season two: a show as brave and deft as this surely has to return.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 12th September 2019

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