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, Episode 7 - The Candidate

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!

Broadcast details

Friday 9th April 1982
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Bill Maynard Fred Moffat
Russell Hunter Harry
Pat Ashton Betty
David Gillies Ginger
Don Crann Charlie
Alan Hockey Joe Gregory
Guest cast
Christopher Hancock Wagstaff
Milton Johns Williams
Neil Hallett Col Upshot-Green
Ivor Salter Returning officer
Mike Savage Headmaster
Robin Parkinson Vicar
Writing team
Graham White Writer
Production team
Alan Tarrant Director
Alan Tarrant Producer

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