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Created byMichael Chaplin
StarringRobson Green
Stephen Tompkinson
Darren Morfitt
Emily Joyce
Marian McLoughlin
Will Parker
Neil Stuke
Carli Norris
Stephen Boxer
Lesley Vickerage
David Westhead
Katherine Wogan
Berwick Kaler
Theme music composerRobert Lockhart
Composer(s)Robert Lockhart (Series 1)
Ray Russell (Series 2)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes16
Executive producer(s)Simon Lewis
Susan Hogg
Sandra Jobling
Producer(s)Helen Gregory
Production location(s)London, England, UK (Series 1)
Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK (Series 2)
Production company(s)Granada Television
Original networkITV
Picture format16:9
Audio formatStereo
Original release27 October 1998 (1998-10-27) – 20 December 1999 (1999-12-20)

Grafters was a British drama–comedy programme originally broadcast in the UK on ITV from 27 October 1998 to 20 December 1999 for 16 episodes over two series.

Grafters relates the lives of the Purvis brothers Joe (Robson Green) and Trevor (Stephen Tompkinson), who along with their younger cousin Simon (Darren Morfitt) run a successful building business.

The show regularly received ratings of over 9 million viewers[1] and at the time was among ITV's most popular drama series. Rumours of a revival surfaced in 2006,[2] but no further episodes have been made.


DVD releases[edit]

Entertainment One has released the complete series on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time. Season 1 was released on 17 July 2007,[3] while season 2 was released on 4 December 2007.[4]

Shock Entertainment released the complete series on DVD in Australia on 12 January 2009.[5] Series 1 & 2 will be released on Region 2 on 26 February 2018.


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