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The Upper Hand (1990–1996)

TV Series | 25 min | Comedy

An affluent divorced woman named Caroline Weatley, raising her son Tom with the help of her mother Laura West, hires a housekeeper, only to have a man named Charlie Burrows apply for the job.
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7   |   6   |   5   |   4   |   3   |   2   |   1   See all
Creators
Martin Cohan (created by) | Blake Hunter | Gavin Petrie (created by)
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Updated May 1, 1990

Release date (First episode)
May 1, 1990 (United Kingdom)

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307 cast members
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Diana Weston
Caroline Wheatley / Caroline Caroline Wheatley / Caroline   See fewer
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Honor Blackman
Laura West / Laura Laura West / Laura   See fewer
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Joe McGann
Charlie Burrows / Charlie / Nigel Charlie Burrows / Charlie / Nigel   See fewer
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William Puttock
Tom Wheatley / Tom Tom Wheatley / Tom   See fewer
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Kellie Bright
Joanna Burrows / Joanna Joanna Burrows / Joanna   See fewer
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Robert Beck
Dan Thatcher Dan Thatcher   See fewer
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9
Lynda Baron
Auntie Pat / 'Auntie Pat' / Patricia Roberts Auntie Pat / 'Auntie Pat' / Patricia Roberts   See fewer
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5
Nicky Henson
Michael Wheatley Michael Wheatley   See fewer
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4
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Anthony Newley
Nick Murray / Nick Nick Murray / Nick   See fewer
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Belinda Blanchard
Mrs. Terry Mrs. Terry   See fewer
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Carolyn Allen
Debbie Debbie   See fewer
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Joanna Hall
Camilla Camilla   See fewer
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Jonathan Kydd
Philly / Philly Fingers Philly / Philly Fingers   See fewer
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Patrick Duggan
Father Murphy Father Murphy   See fewer
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Peggy Phango
Mrs. Riley Mrs. Riley   See fewer
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Sheridan Forbes
Tiffany Tiffany   See fewer
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Brian Hall
Ernie Ernie   See fewer
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Joanna Forest
Katie Mackenzie Katie Mackenzie   See fewer
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Jennifer Croxton
Beverley / Parent Beverley / Parent   See fewer
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Tony O'Callaghan
Paul Clark Paul Clark   See fewer
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Nick Maloney
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Kirsten Cooke
Wendy / Wendy Nicholls Wendy / Wendy Nicholls   See fewer
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Leslie Clack
Maitre d' / Monsieur Bernard Maitre d' / Monsieur Bernard   See fewer
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Peggy 'Peg' Thatcher Peggy 'Peg' Thatcher   See fewer
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Elaine Elaine   See fewer
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Jim Thatcher Jim Thatcher   See fewer
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Joanna Burrows Joanna Burrows   See fewer
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Dennis Dennis   See fewer
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Attendant Attendant   See fewer
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Zoe Trubshaw Zoe Trubshaw   See fewer
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Ingrid Ingrid   See fewer
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Diane Holland
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Trish Trish   See fewer
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Simon Bellamy Simon Bellamy   See fewer
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Eddie Sullivan Eddie Sullivan   See fewer
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Carol Greenaway, Interior Decorator Carol Greenaway, Interior Decorator   See fewer
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Becky Barnes Becky Barnes   See fewer
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Mark Harper Mark Harper   See fewer
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Diana Wilkinson Diana Wilkinson   See fewer
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Dorothy Cooper Dorothy Cooper   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 341 votes