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Release Date:
23 October 1985 (UK) See more »
Four women who are nothing alike end up living together in a flat in England. Full summary »
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Tracey Ullman's husband, producer Allan McKeown, dies at 67
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 14)

Dawn French ... Amanda Ripley (13 episodes, 1985-1986)

Jennifer Saunders ... Jennifer Marsh (13 episodes, 1985-1986)

Ruby Wax ... Shelley DuPont (13 episodes, 1985-1986)

Tracey Ullman ... Candice Valentine (13 episodes, 1985-1986)

Joan Greenwood ... Lady Chloe Carlton (13 episodes, 1985-1986)

Series Directed by
Paul Jackson (5 episodes, 1985)
Ed Bye (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Writing credits
Dawn French (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Jennifer Saunders (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ruby Wax (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Tracey Ullman (2 episodes, 1985)

Series Produced by
Paul Jackson .... producer (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Allan McKeown .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Trevor Walton .... producer / executive producer (5 episodes, 1985)
Series Original Music by
Chris Difford (13 episodes, 1985-1986)
Glenn Tilbrook (13 episodes, 1985-1986)
Series Film Editing by
Gordon Hunt (5 episodes, 1985)
John Hawkins (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Casting by
Rebecca Howard (5 episodes, 1985)
Sally Fincher (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Production Design by
Lynda Harris (5 episodes, 1985)
Colin Andrews (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Costume Design by
James Dark (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Makeup Department
Dianne Joyce .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1985)
Sheila Mann .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1985)
Shirley Muslin .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Art Department
Graham Garside .... graphics (5 episodes, 1985)
Tex Uwins .... production buyer (3 episodes, 1985)
Tod Davies .... graphics / production buyer (2 episodes, 1986)
Ted High .... graphics / production buyer (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Sound Department
Paul Crichton .... sound (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
Martyn Gillman .... sound (2 episodes, 1985)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Wilson .... lighting technician (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Bernard Saunders .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1985)
Geoff Joyce .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheelagh Killeen .... costumes (5 episodes, 1985)
Series Editorial Department
Endel Beinlo .... vision control (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Tracy Myers .... vision mixer (4 episodes, 1985)
Jenny Hawkins .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Jay Brown .... vision control (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Series Other crew
Ben Elton .... script editor (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ron Blanchard .... floor manager (5 episodes, 1985)
Joyce Lewsey .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1985)
Sue Palmer .... stage manager (5 episodes, 1985)
Ron Brown .... location manager (2 episodes, 1985)
Eunice Bird .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1986)
Tara Fernando .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1986)
Richard Jones .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1986)
Ken Whitton .... location manager (2 episodes, 1986)

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Additional Details

30 min (13 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Candice:I just want you to know that I'll never get in your way, I'll never hang 'round your neck. And, like, when we go to Rome or Paris and you're busy, just say to me, "Cand, here's the keys to your car, here's your gold American Express card, now go back to the hotel, sweet, and stay there!"See more »
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Featured in Comedy Classics of the 80's (1991) (V)See more »
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
very, very good, 21 November 2006
Author: luvinasda from the Midlands, United Kingdom

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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