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

This Way Up

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

Another series is in development.

Press Clippings

Comedy shows nominated in Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2020

Defending The Guilty, Feel Good, GameFace, Mum, Sex Education and Stath Lets Flats are amongst the nominees for the Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 25th August 2020

Fleabag was great, but BAFTA needs to recognise others

Another BAFTA trophy for Phoebe Waller-Bridge would feel like an accessory. For anyone else, it could shape their future.

Beth Webb, NME, 29th July 2020

Aisling Bea & Jamie Demetriou pick up BAFTAs

Aisling Bea and Jamie Demetriou have been recognised for their comedy writing at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards.

British Comedy Guide, 17th July 2020

BAFTA TV Awards 2020 nominations

Catastrophe, Derry Girls, Fleabag and Stath Lets Flats are amongst the nominees in the BAFTA TV Awards 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 4th June 2020

Aisling Bea on This Way Up

Aisling Bea on This Way Up, finding humour in hardship and joining the world of "Big Girl work".

Caitlin Danaher, Royal Television Society, 8th April 2020

Euan Ferguson's best TV of 2019

Fleabag, of course, but also GameFace, Aisling Bea's This Way Up, Motherland - and that lovely, short sweet run, State Of The Union. Black Mirror as well, although too few episodes. There was sadcom too - don't forget Don't Forget The Driver, Defending The Guilty. And with Stath Lets Flats and Flack, we were laughing all the way until we suddenly stopped.

Euan Ferguson, The Guardian, 30th December 2019

The best new TV comedies of April-August 2019

Here's our roundup of the best new British comedy series that launched between April and August...

Sophie Davies, Cult Box, 23rd November 2019

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

This Way Up is the way forward

Aisling Bea's funny-but-troubled turn in her self-written comedy is remarkable, says Lucy Sweet. Just don't mention the F word.

Lucy Sweet, The Big Issue, 6th September 2019

The sitcom renaissance has arrived

Shows like Channel 4's Stath Lets Flats show audiences can care about the half-hour format - it just needs specificity.

Lauren O'Neill,, 5th September 2019