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

The Gaffer

ITV sitcom. 20 episodes (3 series), 1981 - 1983. Stars Bill Maynard, Russell Hunter, Pat Ashton, David Gillies, Don Crann and Alan Hockey.

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

The Gaffer

Fred Moffatt, The Gaffer, is the director of a recession-hit, light-engineering company and is always teetering on the edge of disaster

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

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.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Music and lyrics by Brian Wade, Maureen Darbyshire & Nick Sherrif
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 9th January 1981 on ITV at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 5th July 1983 on ITV at 8:30pm
Length of episodes
25 minutes

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