The Gaffer. Image shows from L to R: Fred Moffat (Bill Maynard), Harry (Russell Hunter), Betty (Pat Ashton). Copyright: Yorkshire Television
The Gaffer

The Gaffer

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1981 - 1983
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

Fred Moffatt, The Gaffer, is the director of a recession-hit, light-engineering company and is always teetering on the edge of disaster. Stars Bill Maynard, Russell Hunter, Pat Ashton, David Gillies, Don Crann and Alan Hockey

The Gaffer. Fred Moffat (Bill Maynard). Copyright: Yorkshire Television

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1981 - 1983
Channels
ITV
Episodes
20 (3 series)
Stars
Bill Maynard, Russell Hunter, Pat Ashton, David Gillies, Don Crann and Alan Hockey
Writer
Graham White
Director
Alan Tarrant
Producer
Alan Tarrant
Companies

Fred Moffatt, 'The Gaffer', is the director of a recession-hit, light-engineering company and is always teetering on the edge of disaster. He is a friendly man who is constantly trying to keep his head above water, primarily by extracting money from his clients. His efforts to control his workforce are thwarted by his shop steward, Harry, who is well versed in downing tools and asking for pay rises. His secretary, Betty, is the buffer between the warring factions and wise to all their games.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music and lyrics by Brian Wade, Maureen Darbyshire & Nick Sherrif

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 9th January 1981 at 8:30pm on ITV

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