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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
23 October 1985 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Four women who are nothing alike end up living together in a flat in England. Full summary »
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Allan McKeown obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 2 January 2014, 5:53 AM, PST)

Allan McKeown obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 31 December 2013, 10:58 AM, PST)

Tracey Ullman's husband, producer Allan McKeown, dies at 67
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Cast

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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)
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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

Runtime:
30 min (13 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
[On the phone.]
Shelley:Listen, Daddy, gotta go and hunt through some garbage cans for tonight's dinner. So remember, if my financial situation doesn't perk up, and fast, I'm gonna tell Mommy what you do with her pantyhose, okay?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Comedy Classics of the 80's (1991) (V)See more »
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A damn funny show, 26 April 2003
Author: dell_of_dreams from Australia

Four of the funniest comics around (Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Tracy Ullman and Ruby Wax) all together in one show? Hilarity abounds!

Girls on top has these four lasses playing four flatmates in a flat owned by Lady Carlton (Joan Greenwood).

Dawn French plays Amanda Ripley, hypocritical left-wing feminazi with a secret hobby of keeping pictures of penises in a box under her pillow.

Jennifer Saunders plays slow witted and childlike Jennifer Marsh who lives in a corner of the lounge room and is constantly victimized and bossed around by Amanda

Ruby Wax is failed American actress Shelly DuPont, who has a habit of being the annoying character that you wish would sometimes just tone it down a notch.

And Tracey Ullman plays (in the first series only) Bimbotic Candice Valentine.

Watching these four and Joan Greenwood in a show for which the script was edited by Ben Elton is certainly one of the funniest shows to grace television screens.

Come back GIRLS.

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