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 was originally intended to be a BBC radio sitcom.

Writer Graham White was the managing director of an engineering company in Derby when he wrote The Gaffer. The series is based upon many of his real-life experiences.