Upwardly Mobile

Upwardly Mobile was an Irish television sitcom that was made and broadcast by RTÉ. Three series, including three Christmas specials, were originally broadcast on RTÉ One between 8 September 1995 and 26 December 1997.

Upwardly Mobile
GenreSituation comedy
Written byBrian Lynch
Directed byJeff Naylor
StarringJoe Savino
Catherine Byrne
Niall Buggy
Hillary Fannin
Mark O'Regan
Robbie Doolin
David Kelly
Theme music composerRonan Johnston
Country of originIreland
Original language(s)English
No. of series3
No. of episodes44
Executive producer(s)David Blake Knox
Production location(s)Studio 4, RTÉ Television Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Ireland
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Raidió Teilifís Éireann
Original networkRTÉ One
Original release8 September 1995 (1995-09-08) 
26 December 1997 (1997-12-26)

The programme starred Joe Savino and Catherine Byrne as northside couple Eddie and Molly Keogh, who win the Lotto and move to the exclusive Belvedere Downs estate on the southside of Dublin. Backed by a strong supporting cast, the series chronicles their highs and lows in life, in particular the contrast with their upper-class neighbours.[1][2]

Broadcast dates


SeriesYearDatesNo. Episodes
Series 119958 September - 17 November12
Series 2199613 September - 25 December16
Series 3199712 September - 16 December16


Upwardly Mobile Christmas Special199525 December


  1. "The worst Irish TV shows EVER!". Irish Independent. 28 October 2006. Retrieved 16 November 2008.
  2. "RTE fights back in Christmas cracker". Irish Independent. 11 December 1997. Retrieved 20 December 2008.

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