Four women who are nothing alike end up living together in a flat in England.
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 Amanda Ripley (13 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Jennifer Marsh (13 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Shelley DuPont (13 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Candice Valentine (13 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Lady Chloe Carlton (13 episodes, 1985-1986)
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Amanda Ripley, a feminist writer for the women's magazine "Spare Cheeks" lucks into an apartment in Kensington. In order to pay the rent to Lady Carlton, the crazy romance novelist (with a stuffed pet dog named Josephine), who lives downstairs and owns the flat, she has to take in Shelley DuPont, a loud-mouthed American actress; Jennifer Marsh, a retarded friend from childhood; and Candice (pronounced Candeece) Valentine, the "slut" who previously lived there and has no where else to go. Written by Television Junkie

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Trivia

Tracey Ullman left show after the first series due to her first pregnancy: she gave birth to daughter Mabel in 1986. See more »

Quotes

Shelley DuPont: [after Candice has substituted floor polish for bikini wax, burning Shelley's "nethers"] Oh, my God, my frou-frou's on fire!
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Featured in A History of Alternative Comedy (1999) See more »

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Girls on Top
Written by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze
Performed by Tracey Ullman, Ruby Wax, Dawn French, and Jennifer Saunders (1st series),
Glenn Tilbrook (2nd series)
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very, very good
21 November 2006 | by (the Midlands, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well, what can i say about Girls on Top then? OK, its not as funny as Ab Fab or anything that Dawn French or Tracey Ullman have been in recently, but still, it was an enjoyable comedy. Now everyone says Ruby Wax, who plays the eccentric, failed American actress Shelly, and Tracey Ullman the typical London, bimbo slag as the most annoying of the girls, but i found these two to be very funny in deed, and nice to see Jennifer Saunders at her ditsy best. And what can i say i say about Joan Greenwood? hilarious! and the thing with her dead stuffed dog Joesphine is simply pure comedy! i loved this programme i really did, but it ain't Ab Fab believe u me. but if your a fan of any of the girls, then i would recommend it! 4**** out of 5*****


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