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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - Family Feeling

Peter Lamb had always aspired to being a family man but his relationships had always been doomed to failure. A chance encounter with his wine merchant's delivery boy gives him an idea that changes everything.

Broadcast details

Thursday 17th September 1970
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Ian Carmichael Peter Lamb
Gerald Flood Harry
Rona Anderson Mary
Colin Gordon Mr. Gibson
Guest cast
Juliette James Margaret
Christopher Reynolds Delivery Boy
Raymond Huntley Bank Manager
Peter Walton Johnny
Pauline Loring Woman Official
Sydney Dobson Children's Officer
John Dunbar Estate Agent
Brian Lloyd First Boy
Freddie Wilson Second Boy
Jean Anderson Mrs. Jenkins
Walter Horsbrugh Mr. Jenkins
Bert Brownbill Mr. Holt
Barbara Ogilvie Mrs. Holt
Peggy Ann Clifford Children's Officer
Writing team
Richard Waring Writer
Production team
Graeme Muir Director
Graeme Muir Producer
Philip Crump Editor
Dennis Wilson Composer
John Hurst Production Designer
Eric Rogers Composer

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