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 2 - All In The Family

Peter's attempt at being a foster father seems to have failed so he turns to his first love - women! Mr. Gibson is soon looking for him with news, but Peter is keen not to make a bad impression.


This episode now only exists in black and white.

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th September 1970
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Ian Carmichael Peter Lamb
Gerald Flood Harry
Sonia Dresdel Mother
Ian Johnson Ben
Rona Anderson Mary
Colin Gordon Mr. Gibson
Diana King Norah
Guest cast
Peggy Ann Clifford Children's Officer
Wanda Ventham Vicki
John Nettleton Desmond
Writing team
Richard Waring Writer
Production team
Graeme Muir Director
Graeme Muir Producer
Philip Crump Editor
Dennis Wilson Composer
Jeremy Bear Production Designer
Eric Rogers Composer

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