The Worker. Charlie (Charlie Drake).

The Worker

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

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

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

1965 - 1978
36   (5 series)
Charlie Drake, Percy Herbert and Henry McGee
Charlie Drake and Lew Schwarz
Shaun O'Riordan, Stuart Allen, Paul Annett and John Scholz-Conway
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!

Production Details

Production companies
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

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

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