The Upper Hand (1990–1996)

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British version of the US TV show 'Who's The Boss?'

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Diana Weston ...
 Caroline Wheatley / ... (95 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Laura West / ... (95 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Charlie Burrows / ... (95 episodes, 1990-1996)
William Puttock ...
 Tom Wheatley / ... (94 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Joanna Burrows / ... (93 episodes, 1990-1996)
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An Old Friend
18 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I first saw this as a grumpy teenager many years ago.

We used to tune in as a family to watch this comedy wondering whether Charlie and Caroline will ever get together and the roller-coaster ride of emotions that went through it.

It wasn't until watching re-runs of Who's the Boss did I realise what the show is based on, yet although they're based on the American scripts, they seem to have a uniquely British point of view.

I found that the show has recently been released on to DVD in the UK. I picked up a copy expecting cheesy and corny, fluffy and non-descript schmaltz, perhaps a bit of nostalgia thrown it harking back to a time when Central ITV were actually allowed to make programmes.

Watching The Upper Hand again after many years is like being reunited with a long lost family. Yes, its clean, simple and not smutty, it doesn't challenge you on many levels, it just is what it is - an amazingly catchy comedy that reels you in.

Twenty years on, and Im crying with sorry and howling with laughter.

A brilliant comedy that is much loved.


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