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On the Up

1 9 9 0 – 1 9 9 2 (UK)
19 x 30 minute episodes

Tony Carpenter (Dennis Waterman) is a self-made millionaire and owner of a booming executive car hire business.

He’s made his way to the top but struggles his way through life, dealing with a snooty wife, troublesome daughter, opinionated mother and quirky domestic staff – Mrs Wembley the cook (Joan Sims), Sam the chauffeur (Sam Kelly) and his personal assistant, Maggie (Jenna Russell) – all of whom who he treats more like friends, much to his wife’s disgust.

Sam has been Tony’s lifetime friend and wishes his boss were a little truer to his East End roots.

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Tony Carpenter
Dennis Waterman
Sam Jones
Sam Kelly
Mrs Fiona Wembley
Joan Sims
Maggie Lomax
Jenna Russell
Ruth Carpenter
Judy Buxton
Dawn
Michelle Hatch
Tony’s Mum
Pauline Letts