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 3, Episode 4 - Council Of War

Having been elected to the council it's time for Fred to stop the likes of his arch-rival, Councillor Joe Gregory, from milking the system ...


Originally scheduled for transmission as the opening episode of Series 3 on 24/5/83

Broadcast details

Tuesday 14th June 1983
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Bill Maynard Fred Moffat
Russell Hunter Harry
Pat Ashton Betty
Alan Hockey Joe Gregory
Guest cast
Mike Savage Councillor Brownlow
Arthur Griffiths Mayor
Peta Bernard Receptionist
John Carlin Everard
Jimmy Chisholm Hagerty
Derek Royle Attendant
Norman Bird Town clerk
Frances Goodall Female clerk
Writing team
Graham White Writer
Production team
Alan Tarrant Director
Alan Tarrant Producer
Tony Jones Production Designer