The Upper Hand

The Upper Hand

1971 - 1996, Comedy
For his daughter, widower Charlie Burrows becomes housekeeper to a career woman.
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Episode Guide

  • The Upper Hand - The Wedding (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    The Wedding

    Events threaten to spoil Charlie and Caroline's wedding.

  • The Upper Hand - Second Thoughts (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    Second Thoughts

    Charlie's lips swell every time he helps with wedding plans.

  • The Upper Hand - Quantum Leap (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Quantum Leap

    Charlie dreams of football fame.

  • The Upper Hand - Home Improvement (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Home Improvement

    Perfectionist Charlie attempts to remodel the master bedroom.

  • The Upper Hand - Hit the Road (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Hit the Road

    Tom takes Charlie's jeep to impress a girl.

  • The Upper Hand - Hard Times (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Hard Times

    Charlie and Caroline clash over spending.

  • The Upper Hand - No Place Like Home (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    No Place Like Home

    Charlie and Caroline consider moving.

  • The Upper Hand - Married ... With Parents (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Married ... With Parents

    The university has no room for newlyweds Joanna and Dan.

  • The Upper Hand - Father of the Bride (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Father of the Bride

    Parents try to prevent Joanna and Dan's wedding.

  • The Upper Hand - Surgical Spirit (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Surgical Spirit

    After fire damages Laura's flat, she moves in with Caroline.

  • The Upper Hand - Granny Get Your Gun (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Granny Get Your Gun

    Her grandmother faints upon learning of Caroline and Charlie's engagement.

  • The Upper Hand - Fatal Attraction (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Fatal Attraction

    Charlie's opponent dies during the tennis club finals.

  • The Upper Hand - Moonlighting (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Moonlighting

    Charlie moonlights to pay for Caroline's engagement gift.

  • The Upper Hand - Happily Ever After? (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    Happily Ever After?

    Charlie proposes to Caroline at a soccer match.

  • The Upper Hand - Keep It in the Family (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    Keep It in the Family

    A merger offer has Laura and Caroline at odds.

  • The Upper Hand - Full House (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Full House

    Joanna poses as a friend's wife so he can get an apartment.

  • The Upper Hand - Mixed Doubles (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Mixed Doubles

    Caroline meets Charlie's double at a resort.

  • The Upper Hand - The Porridge Diet (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    The Porridge Diet

    Charlie's ex-con father-in-law claims he has written a diet book.

  • The Upper Hand - The Far Pavilion (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    The Far Pavilion

    A bad experience with Tom stops Charlie from getting Joanna a job.

  • The Upper Hand - Who's the Boss? (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Who's the Boss?

    Charlie feigns injury to avoid the ballet.

  • The Upper Hand - Housewife's Choice (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Housewife's Choice

    Caroline finds housekeeping overwhelming.

  • The Upper Hand - The Price Is Right (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    The Price Is Right

    Caroline's prospective client, an athlete, charms all but Charlie.

  • The Upper Hand - Wheel of Fortune (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Wheel of Fortune

    Laura uses Caroline's assets to cover gambling debts.

  • The Upper Hand - Minder (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Minder

    A friend's spoiled daughter falls for Charlie.

  • The Upper Hand - Duck Soup (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Duck Soup

    Laura eyes an important client of Caroline's.

  • The Upper Hand - Cheers (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Cheers

    Joanna gets drunk at a party.

  • The Upper Hand - Misery (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Misery

    Charlie hovers over injured Caroline.

  • The Upper Hand - Not in Front of the Children (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Not in Front of the Children

    Charlie and Caroline try to keep their romance a secret.

  • The Upper Hand - Tunnel of Love (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Tunnel of Love

    A fortuneteller predicts Charlie will lose Caroline if he doesn't act fast.

  • The Upper Hand - Take Your Pick (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Take Your Pick

    Charlie's godmother and Laura vie for a guy.

  • The Upper Hand - Walk on the Mild Side (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Walk on the Mild Side

    Bored Caroline pursues a high-school fantasy.

  • The Upper Hand - Wish You Were Here (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Wish You Were Here

    The holiday spirit eludes Charlie.

  • The Upper Hand - The Manageress (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    The Manageress

    Joanna manages a rock group; Charlie worries.

  • The Upper Hand - A Model Grandmother (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    A Model Grandmother

    Laura poses for a sexy magazine cover.

  • The Upper Hand - Working Girls (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Working Girls

    A work-study program puts Joanna in Caroline's employ.

  • The Upper Hand - Big Bad Burrows (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Big Bad Burrows

    Caroline trains Charlie for a PTA boxing match.

  • The Upper Hand - To Let or Not to Let (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    To Let or Not to Let

    Charlie rents Caroline's cottage to an aspiring actress.

  • The Upper Hand - You Shall Go to the Ball (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    You Shall Go to the Ball

    Charlie and Laura crash a party attended by Michael Caine.

  • The Upper Hand - The Fugitive (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    The Fugitive

    Charlie's convict father-in-law escapes.

  • The Upper Hand - Surprise, Surprise (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Surprise, Surprise

    The blind date Charlie arranges for Laura is her ex-fiance.

  • The Upper Hand - Match of the Day (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Match of the Day

    Volleyball coach Charlie advises everyone but Caroline.

  • The Upper Hand - Charlie's Auntie's Uncle (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Charlie's Auntie's Uncle

    Charlie fears Joanna's latest heartthrob is a bad influence.

  • The Upper Hand - The Girl Next Door (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    The Girl Next Door

    A former neighbor wins Charlie's services at a charity auction.

  • The Upper Hand - Summoned to the Head (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Summoned to the Head

    Moving up a grade changes Tom's behavior.

  • The Upper Hand - Sex, Lie and Exercise Tape (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Sex, Lie and Exercise Tape

    To fit in, Caroline hints of an affair with Charlie.

  • The Upper Hand - Blind Date (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Blind Date

    Laura and Caroline vie for the same man.

  • The Upper Hand - Come Dancing (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Come Dancing

    Engaged friends flirt with Charlie and Caroline.

  • The Upper Hand - Pillow Talk (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Pillow Talk

    Caroline reveals secrets, talking in her sleep.

  • The Upper Hand - Business and Pleasure (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Business and Pleasure

    Charlie pairs his golf partner with Caroline.

  • The Upper Hand - The Proposal (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    The Proposal

    Caroline receives an unusual proposal from Geoffrey.

  • The Upper Hand - Family Ties (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Family Ties

    Charlie's con-man father-in-law pretends to be dying.

  • The Upper Hand - The Whiz Kid (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    The Whiz Kid

    Charlie gets jealous when Caroline works nights.

  • The Upper Hand - The Honeymooners (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    The Honeymooners

    Caroline poses as Charlie's wife at his team reunion.

  • The Upper Hand - Wheels (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Wheels

    Charlie rejects Caroline's birthday gift of a new car.

  • The Upper Hand - Old Flames (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Old Flames

    Caroline's first husband wants to rekindle the flame.

  • The Upper Hand - Neighbours (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Neighbours

    The neighbors' antics disenchant Charlie and Caroline.

  • The Upper Hand - Older Than Springtime (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Older Than Springtime

    A client's youthful staffers make Caroline feel old.

  • The Upper Hand - Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Once Bitten, Twice Shy

    Joanna's burgeoning love life unsettles Charlie.

  • The Upper Hand - First Date (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    First Date

    Charlie asks Caroline out to build her confidence.

  • The Upper Hand - Bedtime Story (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Bedtime Story

    A television news crew surprises Caroline and Charlie.

  • The Upper Hand - The Anniversary (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    The Anniversary

    Caroline's romantic dinner puts Charlie in the hospital.

  • The Upper Hand - She's My Girl (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    She's My Girl

    Tom's first date develops a crush on Charlie.

  • The Upper Hand - And the Winner Is ... (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    And the Winner Is ...

    Darts-champ Charlie learns Caroline lost an award.

  • The Upper Hand - A Friend in Need (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    A Friend in Need

    Caroline takes in a jilted neighbor.

  • The Upper Hand - The Heiress (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    The Heiress

    A philanthropist's death makes Laura an heiress.

  • The Upper Hand - Playing to Win (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Playing to Win

    Caroline objects when Charlie makes Tom a gymnast.

  • The Upper Hand - The Upper Hand (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    The Upper Hand

  • The Upper Hand - The Babysitter (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Babysitter

    Baby sitter Joanna fails to make the grade.

  • The Upper Hand - Cupid's Arrows (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Cupid's Arrows

    Tom sets up blind dates for Charlie and Caroline.

  • The Upper Hand - Wedding Bells (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Wedding Bells

    Charlie schemes to thwart Michael's custody attempt.

  • The Upper Hand - When Worlds Collide (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    When Worlds Collide

    Caroline's friend reacts to Charlie's poker buddy.

  • The Upper Hand - Common Entrance (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Common Entrance

    Joanna wants to attend Caroline's prep school.

  • The Upper Hand - Christmas Requiem (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Christmas Requiem

    Caroline helps Charlie deal with memories of his father.

  • The Upper Hand - First Kiss (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    First Kiss

    Hungover Caroline recalls Charlie's kiss -- but no more.

  • The Upper Hand - Just Like Charlie (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Just Like Charlie

    Charlie's influence on Tom disturbs Caroline.

  • The Upper Hand - Welcome Home (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Welcome Home

    Charlie advises Caroline on marital reconciliation.

  • The Upper Hand - Paint Your Wagon (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Paint Your Wagon

    Charlie orders Caroline's Jaguar painted red.

  • The Upper Hand - Growing Pains (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Growing Pains

    Joanna needs a bra; Charlie buys her a skateboard.

  • The Upper Hand - Who's Who (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Who's Who

    Caroline and Charlie lie to new acquaintances.

  • The Upper Hand - Caroline's First Fight (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Caroline's First Fight

    Caroline gets into a fight in Charlie's old neighborhood.

  • The Upper Hand - The Old Girl Network (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Old Girl Network

    Caroline's college nemesis renews romantic rivalry.

  • The Upper Hand - Dinner for Two (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Dinner for Two

    Charlie and Caroline plan dinner dates.

  • The Upper Hand - Briefless Encounter (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Briefless Encounter

    Charlie inadvertently interrupts Caroline's bath.

  • The Upper Hand - Just the Job (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Just the Job

    For his daughter, widower Charlie Burrows becomes housekeeper to a career woman.

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