The Worker. Charlie (Charlie Drake)
The Worker

The Worker

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1965 - 1978
  • 36 episodes (5 series)

Charlie Drake is The Worker, a man who has had 980 jobs in 20 years - most of them for one day! He is unemployable but that doesn't stop him trying. Stars Charlie Drake, Percy Herbert and Henry McGee.

The Worker. Image shows from L to R: Mr Pugh (Henry McGee), Charlie (Charlie Drake)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1965 - 1978
Channels
ITV
Episodes
36 (5 series)
Stars
Charlie Drake, Percy Herbert and Henry McGee
Writers
Charlie Drake and Lew Schwarz
Directors
Shaun O'Riordan, Stuart Allen, Paul Annett and John Scholz-Conway
Producers
Alan Tarrant and Shaun O'Riordan
Companies

Charlie's visits to the Labour Exchange are a regular part of his week. In twenty years he has had 980 jobs and few have lasted more than a day. Somewhere out there is the perfect job for him but who will employ him? Mr Pugh, at the Labour Exchange, is a ticking timebomb - on the outside patient and professional but on the inside a volcano of frustration having to deal with the worst worker in the world!

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 27th February 1965 at 8:25pm on ITV
Last new broadcast
Sunday 24th December 1978 at 7:15pm on ITV

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