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.

Series 2

1. Flesh And Blood

First broadcast: Friday 26th February 1982

Fred's problems increase when his ever-loathing son, Spencer, is kicked out of university and asks his father for a job - worse still, he enlists the aid of shop steward, Harry.

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2. Take Your Partner

First broadcast: Friday 5th March 1982

There are cash flow problems at Moffat Engineering Works and, with the bank manager on his case, Fred has to look elsewhere for investment ...

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3. Give Up

First broadcast: Friday 12th March 1982

Losing customers to hated rival Joe Gregory is one thing but stealing his secretary is another - Fred Moffat does not take defeat lightly ...

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4. A Day To Remember

First broadcast: Friday 19th March 1982

Fred is not happy when shop steward Harry stays away from work and tries to claim sick pay. He is also a little concerned about the part salesman Stan is playing in his absence.

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5. Wheeler Dealer

First broadcast: Friday 26th March 1982

The work force are, once again, demanding pay rises so it doesn't help his cause when he starts looking for a new car after his old one breaks down...

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6. Unfit As A Fiddle

First broadcast: Friday 2nd April 1982

Charlie has a problem with his girlfriend's brother, Bad Back Barker, because he won't get work. Fred decides to give him a job but his motives are not philanthropic.

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7. The Candidate

First broadcast: Friday 9th April 1982

When Fred offers himself up as a candidate to the major parties at the local council election, his forthright views win him few friends. He decides to stand for a new party - his own!

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