Spinning off from comedy drama Shillingbury Tales, this engaging sitcom from 1983 stars Bernard Cribbins (The Railway Children, Doctor Who) as the scruffy, rather mischievous tinker who lives in discomfort in a shabby caravan in the fictional, picture-postcard Hertfordshire village. Cuffy is now the centre of attention as he mopes around Shillingbury with a permanently grubby coat, flat cap and stubble - although underneath it all, he has a heart of gold.
Other Shillingbury Tales cast members reprising earlier roles include Jack Douglas as farmer Jake, Linda Hayden as his daughter Mandy, and Nigel Lambert as the Reverend Norris; Diana King now features as local spinster Mrs. Simkins. Cuffy was written by the multi-talented producer/director/writer Francis Essex, best known for bringing The Muppet Show to British TV but also a noted composer whose themes include Follyfoots celebrated The Lightning Tree (as Steven Francis).
This complete series, available for the first time on DVD, also features guest appearances from Gareth Hunt and Beryl Reid.