Girls on Top

(1985–86)

TV Programme | Colour
| Stars: Dawn French, Tracey Ullman, Jane Bertish

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.

Series cast

(67)
Dawn French
13 episodes
Amanda Ripley
Tracey Ullman
11 episodes
Candice Valentine
Jane Bertish
2 episodes
Debbie / Policewoman
Jennifer Saunders
13 episodes
Jennifer Marsh
Vas Blackwood
1 episode
Mikey
Ruby Wax
13 episodes
Shelley DuPont
Michael Redfern
1 episode
Delivery Man
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
Pauline Quirke
1 episode
Cleaner
Pauline Melville
3 episodes
Yvonne
Martin Allen
2 episodes
Commodities Broker / Reporter
Helen Atkinson Wood
1 episode
Jane
Steve Ausden
1 episode
Hans
Robbie Coltrane
1 episode
Morris
Guy Bertrand
1 episode
Donald
Allan Corduner
1 episode
Benny
Jean Channon
1 episode
Lady in Hospital
Josephine Antosz
1 episode
Mrs Miller
John Sessions
1 episode
Rodney
Suzanne Bertish
1 episode
RSC Actress #1
Arthur Smith
1 episode
Delivery Man
Helen Lederer
3 episodes
Debbie / Felicity
Amanda Dickinson
2 episodes
Shop Assistant / Waitress
Ron Cook
1 episode
Ian
Paul Brooke
1 episode
Lawrence
Simon Brint
1 episode
Shelley’s People
Joanna Maude
1 episode
Reporter
Paul Mark Elliott
1 episode
Director
The Beverley Sisters
1 episode
Themselves
Joanna Bowen
1 episode
Waitress
Alan Rickman
2 episodes
Dimitri / Voice of RADA
Geraldine Mcnulty
2 episodes
Tina
Chris Andrews
1 episode
Peter Le Holocaust
Jane Laurie
1 episode
Receptionist
Suzanne Morgan
1 episode
Nurse
Harry Enfield
1 episode
Dr Banks
Rupert Bates
1 episode
Commodities Broker
John Blundell
1 episode
Photographer
Roger Frost
1 episode
Narrator
Sue Vanner
1 episode
Girl in nightclub
Mark Arden
1 episode
Disco Dancer
Rashid Karapiet
1 episode
Doctor
Nigel Carrivick
1 episode
Commodities Broker
Ian Frost
1 episode
Maurice
Stephen Frost
1 episode
Disco Dancer
Rowland Rivron
1 episode
Shelley’s People
Pip Short
1 episode
Doctor
Steven Woodcock
1 episode
Dennis
Hugh Laurie
1 episode
Tom
Jack Elliott
1 episode
Commodities Broker
Katherine Helmond
1 episode
Goldie DuPont
Harriet Thorpe
2 episodes
Chris
David Joss Buckley
1 episode
Mario
Anna Gilbert
1 episode
Commodities Broker
Johanna Kirby
1 episode
Fatima
Angela Pleasence
1 episode
RSC Actress #2
Ronnie Golden
1 episode
Disc Jockey
Carys Llewelyn
1 episode
Secretary
Lyn Rees
1 episode
Freddy Frog
Ron Tarr
2 episodes
Bouncer 1 / Sid
Daniel Peacock
1 episode
Commercial Actor
Lia Williams
1 episode
Secretary
Harry Fielder
1 episode
Bouncer 2
Bill Ritchie
1 episode
TV Reporter
Llewellyn Williams
1 episode
Head Waiter
Harriet Walter
1 episode
RSC Actress #3
Shaun Waller
1 episode
Director’s Assistant
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Film clips

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Main title from Girls on Top (1985-86) season one

Girls on Top (1985-86) Season One Opening Credits

Date published

Main title from Girls on Top (1985-86) season one.

Main title from Girls on Top (1985) season two

Girls on Top (1985-86) Season Two Opening Credits

Date published

Main title from Girls on Top (1985) season two.

Episode guide (13 episodes)

Season 1 (7 episodes)

  • Episode Episode title Transmitted
    Four-Play23 Oct 85
    Staying Alive30 Oct 85
    C.O.D.06 Nov 85
    Cancel Toast13 Nov 85
    Ident. Candy Time20 Nov 85
    Skankin’27 Nov 85
    Hark04 Dec 85
  • Season 2 (6 episodes)

  • Episode Episode title Transmitted
    Mr Fluffy Knows Too Much30 Oct 86
    Big Snogs06 Nov 86
    Who’s Ya Uncle Shelley?20 Nov 86
    Bring Me More Flamingoes27 Nov 86
    Mr Yummy Brownie04 Dec 86
    Lower the Donkey11 Dec 86
  • Pictures

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    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) (1)
    Video cover from Girls on Top (1985-86) (5)
    Video cover from Girls on Top (1985-86) (4)
    Video cover from Girls on Top (1985-86) (2)
    DVD cover of Girls on Top (1985-86) (3)

    Production

    (4)
    Paul Jackson
    5 episodes
    Director
    Ed Bye
    2 episodes
    Director
    Dawn French
    7 episodes
    Writer
    Jennifer Saunders
    7 episodes
    Writer

    Companies

    (1)
    Central Independent Television
    Production company