Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Upper Hand was the British version of the long-running American sitcom Who's the Boss? Taking over the Tony Danza role was Joe McGann as former football player Charlie Burrow. On his uppers, Charlie landed a job as housekeeper and "nanny" for businesswoman and single mom Caroline Wheatley (Diane Weston). Also on hand were Charlie's daughter Joanna (Kellie Bright), Caroline's son Tom (William Puttock) and her own spunky mom Laura West (played by former Avengers star Honor Blackman). By the time the series had run its course, Charlie and Caroline were husband and wife. Lasting an impressive seven seasons and 95 episodes (a rarity for an American derivation on British TV), The Upper Hand was carried by Central Television from May 1, 1990 to October 14, 1996.