Girls on Top

TV Programme | | B&W
Stars: Joan Greenwood, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders

A feminist writer snags herself a Chelsea flat but has to take in flatmates to help pay the bills

Amanda Ripley, a feminist writer for the women’s magazine ‘Spare Cheeks’ lucks into an apartment in Kensington.

In order to pay the rent to Lady Carlton, the crazy romance novelist (with a stuffed pet dog named Josephine) who lives downstairs and owns the flat, she has to take in Shelley DuPont, a loud-mouthed American actress; Jennifer Marsh, a retarded friend from childhood; and Candice Valentine, the ‘slut’ who previously lived there and has nowhere else to go.

Episodes (13)

Season 1 (7 episodes)

Season 2 (6 episodes)

Main Cast (5)

A new picture of the talented and lovely British actress Joan Greenwood under contract to the J. Arthur Rank Organisation. 13 episodes
Lady Chloe Carlton
Dawn French
13 episodes
Amanda Ripley
Jennifer Saunders
13 episodes
Jennifer Marsh
Ruby Wax
13 episodes
Shelley DuPont
Tracey Ullman
11 episodes
Candice Valentine
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Series Director

Paul Jackson
5 episodes
Ed Bye
2 episodes

Series Writer

Dawn French
7 episodes
Jennifer Saunders
7 episodes

Pictures (24)

Joan Greenwood (as Lady Chloe Carlton) in a screenshot from Girls on Top (1985-86) (16)
Joan Greenwood (as Lady Chloe Carlton) in a screenshot from Girls on Top (1985-86) (15)
Screenshot from Girls on Top (1985-86) (14)
Screenshot from the ‘Lower the Donkey’ (1986) episode of Girls on Top (1985-86) (13)
Screenshot from the ‘Mr Yummy Brownie’ (1986) episode of Girls on Top (1985-86) (12)
Screenshot from the ‘Bring Me More Flamingoes’ (1986) episode of Girls on Top (1985-86) (11)
Screenshot from the ‘Who’s Ya Uncle Shelley?’ (1986) episode of Girls on Top (1985-86) (10)
Screenshot from the ‘Big Snogs’ (1986) episode of Girls on Top (1985-86) (9)
Screenshot from the ‘Mr Fluffy Knows Too Much’ (1986) episode of Girls on Top (1985-86) (8)
Screenshot from the ‘Hark’ (1985) episode of Girls on Top (1985-86) (7)
Screenshot from the ‘Skankin’’ (1985) episode of Girls on Top (1985-86) (6)
Screenshot from the ‘Ident. Candy Time’ (1985) episode of Girls on Top (1985-86) (5)
Screenshot from the ‘Cancel Toast’ (1985) episode of Girls on Top (1985-86) (4)
Screenshot from the ‘C.O.D.’ (1985) episode of Girls on Top (1985-86) (3)
Screenshot from the ‘Staying Alive’ (1985) episode of Girls on Top (1985-86) (2)
Screenshot from the ‘Four-Play’ (1985) episode of Girls on Top (1985-86) (1)
Pressbook for Girls on Top (1985-86) (1)
DVD cover of Girls on Top (1985-86) (1)
Australian DVD cover of Girls on Top (1985-86) (1)
Joan Greenwood (as Lady Chloe Carlton) in a photograph from Girls on Top (1985-86) (1)
DVD cover of Girls on Top (1985-86) (2)
Video cover from Girls on Top (1985-86) (3)
Video cover from Girls on Top (1985-86) (5)
DVD cover of Girls on Top (1985-86) (3)

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