The Gaffer. Image shows from L to R: Fred Moffat (Bill Maynard), Harry (Russell Hunter), Betty (Pat Ashton). Copyright: Yorkshire Television
The Gaffer

The Gaffer

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1981 - 1983
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

Fred Moffatt, The Gaffer, is the director of a recession-hit, light-engineering company and is always teetering on the edge of disaster. Stars Bill Maynard, Russell Hunter, Pat Ashton, David Gillies, Don Crann and Alan Hockey

The Gaffer trivia

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.

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