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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.


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