Bachelor Father. Peter Lamb (Ian Carmichael). Copyright: BBC
Bachelor Father

Bachelor Father

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1970 - 1971
  • 24 episodes (2 series)

Peter Lamb, a single middle-aged man who's failed to find a wife, takes up fostering children. Stars Ian Carmichael, Gerald Flood, Sonia Dresdel, Joan Hickson, Ian Johnson and more.

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1970 - 1971
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
24 (2 series)
Stars
Ian Carmichael, Gerald Flood, Sonia Dresdel, Joan Hickson, Ian Johnson, Briony McRoberts, Roland Pickering, Michael Douglas and more
Writer
Richard Waring
Producer
Graeme Muir
Companies

Peter Lamb has always aspired to fatherhood, but his endeavours with women have so far come to nothing.

Living in relative luxury in central London thanks to a large inheritance from his uncle Reggie some fifteen years earlier, a chance encounter with a delivery boy whose father is gravely ill inspires Peter to put his time and money to an entirely different use: fostering.

Surmounting the initial challenges placed in his path by the bureaucracy of government, Peter purchases a large detached house to run as his foster home but finds his subsequent progress filled with hurdles he never expected to encounter. However his success takes everyone by surprise and he soon gathers a larger than expected group of children around him.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Signature music by Eric Rogers

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 17th September 1970 at 7:45pm on BBC One

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