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 - The Complete First Series

The Gaffer - The Complete First Series

Bill Maynard (Oh No It's Selwyn Froggitt) is Fred Moffatt, the tight-fisted yet quick-thinking director of a small light-engineering firm, in this cleverly scripted, bittersweet sitcom.

The recession is biting, and The Gaffer finds himself under siege from the taxman, his creditors, his bank manager... and just about everyone else. He sometimes resorts to extreme measures to keep his head above water, and is permanently at odds with militant shop steward Harry (Russell Hunter). But glamorous secretary Betty (Pat Ashton) is always around to lighten the mood - even if she rarely succeeds in getting Harry and Fred to see eye-to-eye...

Presented here is the entire first series of this hugely popular sitcom from Yorkshire Television, originally screened in 1981.

First released: Monday 17th August 2009

  • Distributor: Network
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Catalogue: 7953205

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