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On The Up

All Episodes 1990 - 1992

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  • Ended
  • BBC One
  • 1990-09-03T23:00:00+01:00
  • 30 mins
  • 9 hours, 30 mins (19 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Comedy
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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 hasn't forgot his east-end roots, and much to his snooty wife's disgust, he treats his employees like friends. There's Mrs Wembley (Joan Sims) the cook, Sam (Sam Kelly) the chauffeur and of course his personal assistant Maggie (Jenna Russell), none of which he could live without. Follow this comical bunch of characters and Tony's troublesome daughter through trial and tribulations, in this entertaining sitcom about life when it's on the up!
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19 episodes

1x01 Walking Out

  • Series Premiere

    1990-09-04T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Tony turns to his chauffeur, secretary and housekeeper for support when his wife walks out.

1x02 Mum

  • 1990-09-11T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Tony's mother is hospitalized with appendicitis; Ruth returns home.

1x03 Mr Burton

  • 1990-09-18T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Tony takes a marquee at the County Show to promote his business.

1x04 Dawn

  • 1990-09-25T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Ruth returns and accuses Tony of sleeping with Dawn; Tony takes Sam, Maggie and Mrs. Wembley to Stephanie's Open Day at school.

1x05 Maggie's Dad

  • 1990-10-02T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Tony throws a birthday party for his mother; Maggie's father visits

1x06 Douglas

  • 1990-10-09T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Mrs. Wembley gives her good friend Sir Douglas another cooking lesson; Tony and Maggie spend time alone.

1x07 Barbados

  • 1990-10-16T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Tony asks Sam to accompany him to Barbados when Ruth goes to Spain with another man.

2x01 After the Holiday

  • Season Premiere

    1991-09-06T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Tony and the gang return from Barbados to find a little surprise awaiting them.

2x02 Ruth Makes an Effort

  • 1991-09-13T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Ruth and Tony reconcile; Tony's secretary, Maggie, has trouble being civil to Ruth.

2x03 Maggie Gives Notice

  • 1991-09-20T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Tony's happy to have his whole family home together; Maggie gives her notice.

2x04 Competition

  • 1991-09-27T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Tony finds out another firm is undercutting his prices and decides to plant a mole in the opposition's camp.

2x05 Meeting Jane Webster

  • 1991-10-04T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Tony's marriage hits another rough patch; Mrs. Wembley sets up a date for Sam and Maggie.

2x06 A Date with Jane Webster

  • 1991-10-11T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Tony makes another date with Jane Webster, against Sam's advice; Maggie and Sam go to a football game.

3x01 The Golf Tournament

  • Season Premiere

    1992-09-28T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The Carpenter household cannot get straight whether they will have a fancy dress party.

3x02 The Fishing Trip

  • 1992-10-05T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Tony and Dawn go fishing, which does not please Ruth.

3x03 Temporary Secretary

  • 1992-10-12T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Dawn arrives for her new job; three of Tony's drivers go home sick; Tony picks up Jane.

3x04 Parental Choice

  • 1992-10-19T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Tony, Mrs. Wembley and Sam act out 'Sunset Boulevard'; Mrs. Wembley auditions gardeners.

3x05 Stephanie

  • 1992-10-26T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Tony's new woman is a hit with everyone except Ruth.

3x06 Divorce

  • 1992-11-02T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Ruth returns home believing divorce is the only option.

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