One-Upmanship (1976– )

TV Series  -  Comedy
9.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.3/10 from 8 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 86 titles
created 26 Jul 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "One-Upmanship" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: One-Upmanship (1976– )

One-Upmanship (1976– ) on IMDb 9.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of One-Upmanship.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
1978   1976  
1 nomination. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Stephen Potter (12 episodes, 1976-1978)
Peter Jones ...
 Gatling-Fenn (12 episodes, 1976-1978)
Frederick Jaeger ...
 Cogg-Willoughby (12 episodes, 1976-1978)
Donald Gee
(12 episodes, 1976-1978)
Anita Carey
(6 episodes, 1976)
(6 episodes, 1976)
Therese McMurray
(6 episodes, 1976)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on book | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 March 1976 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A neglected Diamond
7 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Few people of the last century can have been responsible for introducing so many everyday words into the English language as Stephen Potter. Gamesmanship, Oneupmanship, Lifemanship, Ploy... all in everyday use. The books by the author remain readily and cheaply available everywhere, but alas, out of print now. The film "School for Scoundrels" very cleverly adapts the books to the screen, in a film which I believe to be both Ian Carmichael and Terry-Thomas's finest work. Alastair Sim is priceless too, as good as in "The Green Man",where T-T features too. I remember the BBC series "Oneupmanship" with great nostalgia, and still hum the theme tune to this day. With the advent of such circulars as The Idler, I wonder that Potter's work isn't as well known as it ought to be. Well-written comedy at its best. In this cut-throat world, Potter's ploys provides the perfect foil for the enthusiastic amateur Lifeman to wend his merry way, non-plussing the self-appointed experts, stopping the flow of the overweening boor, ready to take on the trumped-up aficionados of rhubarb with a well-stocked arsenal of counters, ploys and devices. Never tricks, mind, never tricks. Will some kind angel at the BBC hear my prayer and see if the "Oneupmanship" programmes could be put onto DVD? Pretty please?


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss One-Upmanship (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?