Tim Claypole
First seen Gazman
Last seen This Is Your Life
family Cassie Claypole (sister)
Portrayer Luke Gell

Tim Claypole (who shares his name with the mischievous and delightfully camp jester Timothy Claypole from the 1980s kids' TV show Rentaghost) is the new bar manager of The Archer at the start of Series 7.

He turns it into a theme pub, although the only evidence of the John Barrowman theme is a single framed photograph. He temporarily employs Janet as a barmaid before hiring Donna, who soon takes over his position as manager. Although appearing to be gay, he maintains that he is happily married to a rugby-playing wife named Helena, and has children.

In series 8 Tim is more involved with the gang in helping solve their problems such as telling Donna to stay away from Gaz, to move on with her new boyfriend Wesley and to let Gaz start his new life with Janet & Corinthian.