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The Upper Hand 

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An affluent divorced woman named Caroline Weatley, raising her son Tom with the help of her mother Laura West, hires a housekeeper, only to have a man named Charlie Burrows apply for the job.
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Series cast summary:
Diana Weston ...  Caroline Wheatley / ... 95 episodes, 1990-1996
Honor Blackman ...  Laura West / ... 95 episodes, 1990-1996
Joe McGann ...  Charlie Burrows / ... 95 episodes, 1990-1996
William Puttock William Puttock ...  Tom Wheatley / ... 94 episodes, 1990-1996
Kellie Bright ...  Joanna Burrows / ... 93 episodes, 1990-1996
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An affluent divorced woman named Caroline Weatley, raising her son Tom with the help of her mother Laura West, hires a housekeeper, only to have a man named Charlie Burrows apply for the job.

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Based on scripts from long-running US sitcom Who's The Boss?. See more »

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Referenced in Screenwipe: Episode #5.3 (2008) See more »

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A Classic!
16 June 2004 | by soap_expertSee all my reviews

The Upper Hand was fantastic and I have fond memories of it.

It was about a man moving from the the big city with his daughter, to become the housekeeper of a wealthy woman's house, whom she lived with her son and mother.

Everything about it was just great. The story lines were hilarious, but also there were so many touching moments. They were both clearly made for each other, however never seemed to get together. Instead they were always arguing, and so was the son and daughter! But deep down they all really loved each other and were a big family.

The show was just a classic 90's show and ITV at its best. If only all the comedy's they made were as good as this one!

Just a shame that its not still on. However it is sometimes repeated and when it is, it is well worth watching.

The theme tune was also great!


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UK

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English

Release Date:

1 May 1990 (UK) See more »

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En karl i huset See more »

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1.33 : 1
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