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The Worker. Copyright: Associated Television / London Weekend Television.

The Worker

ITV sitcom. 36 episodes (5 series), 1965 - 1978. Stars Charlie Drake, Percy Herbert and Henry McGee.

The Worker

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

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1965 - 1978
Channel
ITV
Episodes
36   (5 series)
Starring
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

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!

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