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Girls on Top 

Four women who are nothing alike end up living together in a flat in England.
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Series cast summary:
Dawn French ...  Amanda 13 episodes, 1985-1986
Jennifer Saunders ...  Jennifer 13 episodes, 1985-1986
Ruby Wax ...  Shelley 13 episodes, 1985-1986
Joan Greenwood ...  Lady Carlton 13 episodes, 1985-1986
Tracey Ullman ...  Candice / ... 11 episodes, 1985-1986
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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 (pronounced Candeece) Valentine, the "slut" who previously lived there and has no where else to go. Written by Television Junkie

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23 October 1985 (UK) See more »

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(13 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to an interview with French & Saunders on "Wogan" in 1985, the show was originally titled "FourPlay" See more »

Quotes

Shelley DuPont: Well, do you know what I think she does for a living? It rhymes with "for." And it rhymes with "phostitute"!
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Girls on Top
Written by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze
Performed by Tracey Ullman, Ruby Wax, Dawn French, and Jennifer Saunders (1st series),
Glenn Tilbrook (2nd series)
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This Is A Must Have For French and Saunders Fans
13 January 2006 | by jacinta-8See all my reviews

These Girls On Top dvds are a must for French & Saunders fans. It's some of the best of their early work. I love Dawn's character, Amanda. And I also think Jennifer is brilliant as the slow, child-like Jennifer Marsh. My only complaint is that Ruby Wax kind of over acts and after a while I find myself wanting to slap her silly. Other than that, this a great show with a lot of funny moments. Once you get to know the characters you will love them. Unfortunately there are only 13 episodes made and I doubt there will be any in the future. I for one would love to see a Girls On Top reunion. Bottom line...you will enjoy the show. Buy it!


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