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 5 - Birthday Boys

Peter finds that his birthday has coincided with that of Donald, one of his new foster children. Neither knew about the other but Peter has to make rapid plans for a birthday party...

Broadcast details

Thursday 15th October 1970
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Ian Carmichael Peter Lamb
Gerald Flood Harry
Joan Hickson Mrs Pugsley
Ian Johnson Ben
Briony McRoberts Anna
Roland Pickering Donald
Michael Douglas Freddie
Rona Anderson Mary
Guest cast
John Mulgrew Bystander
Andree Evans Sister Maria
Betty England Mrs Everett
Victoria Williams Janet
Mary Jordan Mrs Newton
June Liversedge Melanie
Sandra Green Jennifer
Writing team
Richard Waring Writer
Production team
Graeme Muir Producer
Dennis Wilson Composer
John Hurst Production Designer

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