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The Upper Hand Revisited

The other day I noticed that ITV3 was showing The Upper Hand, a sitcom I’d completely forgotten about. Unfortunately I’d missed the first episodes but I’m now well and truly hooked and catching it every day. It’s dreadful really, yet the very theme music makes me feel happy. I assumed from this fact, and from the awful clothes some of the women were wearing, that it was made in the 1980s. But no, according to IMDb, it ran to seven series, from 1990 to 1996. We obviously didn’t watch the lot, as I didn’t know how it ended up. Now I do.

High flying, divorced, single parent advertising executive Caroline needs a housekeeper and gets widower Charlie, an ex footballer who wants a better life for his daughter. Caroline’s sexy mother Laura is almost always in the house. That’s the whole plot for a seven part series: woman has male cleaner. It’s pretty thin but it’s cosy and it does have Honor Blackman as Laura. I’m disappointed to find that DVDs are quite expensive. It’s just the thing when you’re stuck at home, with or without snow. Still coming down here.

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