This Way Up

Series 1 - Episode 6



Aine battles hard to keep the sadness away as it constantly threatens to engulf her. But there are signs that she might have turned a corner in the final episode of Aisling Bea’s warm, dark comedy. I hope it returns.

She’s thrown after what she thinks is a bit of flirtation from the reticent, shy Richard (Tobias Menzies), father of her young language student. Though a subsequent visit to his house with a birthday cake doesn’t have the joyful ending she envisaged.

Things are happening, too, for Aine’s devoted sister and constant support Shona (Sharon Horgan), who’s about to embark on a major new project with Charlotte (Indira Varma). It doesn’t work out as Shona expects.


Romance blooms between Aine and Richard, but when she turns up unexpectedly to find another woman in his house, the English tutor is caught off guard. Meanwhile, Vish proposes to Shona, but it does not exactly go to plan. Comedy, written by and starring Aisling Bea. Last in the series.

Cast & Crew

Aine Aisling Bea
Barbara Kirsty Bushell
Wayne Sean Cernow
Freddie Chris Geere
Etienne Dorian Grover
Shona Sharon Horgan
Victor Todor Jordanov
Bradley Kadiff Kirwan
Chien Pik-Sen Lim
Vish Aasif Mandvi
Richard Tobias Menzies
Mo Jassem Mougari
James Ekow Quartey
Emma Ambreen Razia
Alina Daniela Spataru
Charlotte Indira Varma
Director Alex Winckler
Executive Producer Clelia Mountford
Executive Producer Sharon Horgan
Executive Producer Aisling Bea
Producer Gavin O'Grady
Writer Aisling Bea
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