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THE WORKER British sitcom about an unemployable labourer – starring Charlie Drake. Charlie Drake is The Worker, a man who has had 980 jobs in 20 years – most of them for 1 day! He is unemployable but that does not quit him trying.

Related Tv (ATV) &amp London Weekend Tv (LWT)13 episodes of 30 minute duration 1965. 13 episodes of 30 minute duration 1969-1970. 10 episodes of 15 minute duration 1978.

When we had been 1st introduced to ‘The Worker’ on 27th February 1965, he had already been discovered, and dismissed from 980 jobs over a period of 20 years, considerably to the frustration of neighborhood Labour Exchange counter clerk Mr. Whittaker (Percy Herbert), whose job it was to relocate him from the counter of his Weybridge office, where Charlie would bang on the counter each and every other morning, into permanent employment.

The incompetent or just plain lazy labourer has his roots deeply embedded in British humour – images of road crews leaning on their pickaxes rather than swinging them, or builders drinking tea rather than laying bricks, are continually recycled and reinvented, proving that some humorous stereotypes retain their potency regardless of changing tastes in comedy.

As a result, British films and Tv programmes are littered with images of the archetypal function-shy idler.

Video – Charlie Drake The Worker

Charlie Drake (19 June 1925 – 23 December 2006) was an English comedian, actor, writer and singer.

With his tiny stature (5′ 1&quot tall), curly red hair and liking for slapstick he was a common comedian with kids in his early years, becoming nationally-recognized for his &quotHello, my darlings&quot catchphrase. The catchphrase came about due to the fact he was brief, and so his eyes would often be naturally directly level with a lady’s bosom.

Simply because of this and due to the fact in his function he preferred working with the fuller, bigger busted lady, the catchphrase was born. He died from complications from a stroke on 23 December 2006 aged 81.

Born Charles Edward Springall in the Elephant and Castle, Southwark, South London, he took his mother’s maiden name for the stage and, later, television and film, achieving success as a comedian.

Drake made his very first look on stage at the age of eight, and following leaving school toured working men’s clubs.

Soon after serving in the Royal Air Force throughout World War II, Drake turned skilled and produced his Tv debut in The Centre Show in 1953.

He then joined his wartime comrade Jack Edwardes to form a double act, named ‘Mick and Montmorency’. In 1954 he appeared with Bob Monkhouse in the film, Rapidly and Loose.

He appeared in the tv shows Laughter in Store (1957), Drake’s Progress (1957), Charlie Drake In… (1958 to 1960) and The Charlie Drake Show (1960 to 1961), being remembered for his opening catchphrase &quotHello, my darlings!&quot Filming of the Charlie Drake Show by the BBC was cut brief, nevertheless, by a serious accident that occurred in 1961, throughout a live transmission.

Drake had arranged for a bookcase to be set up in such a way that it would fall apart throughout a slapstick sketch in which he was pulled by means of it. It was later discovered that an over-enthusiastic workman had &quotmended&quot the bookcase before the broadcast.

The actors working with him, unaware of what had happened, proceeded with the rest of the sketch which required that they pick him up and throw him by way of an open window. Drake fractured his skull and was unconscious for 3 days. It was two years prior to he returned to the screen.

Television fame led to four films, none of them profitable — Sands of the Desert (1960), Petticoat Pirates (1961), The Cracksman (1963) and Mr Ten Percent (1967). He returned to Television in 1963 with The Charlie Drake Show, a compilation of which won an award at the Montreux Festival in 1968.

The centrepiece of this was an extended sketch featuring an orchestra in which Drake appeared to play all the instruments as nicely as conducting and 1 scene in which he was the player of a triangle waiting for his cue to play a single strike – which he subsequently missed.

By way of the series he played a gymnast doing a single arm twist from a high ring while a commentator counted eventually into the thousands and by the end of the series, Drake’s arm appeared to be 20 ft long. Other shows included Who is Sylvia (1967) and Slapstick and Old Lace (1971), but it was The Worker (1965 to 1970) that gained most acclaim.

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