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 2, Episode 1 - Pet Ideas

After spotting a "Puppies for Sale" sign on a garden gate, each of the children decide they would like to own one. Peter objects to all the new furry creatures that have suddenly appeared but finds that children and animals are difficult to part!

Broadcast details

Thursday 16th September 1971
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Ian Carmichael Peter Lamb
Ian Johnson Ben
Briony McRoberts Anna
Diana King Norah
Andrew Bowen Donald
Jacqueline Cowper Ginny
Geraldine Cowper Jo
Guest cast
Pamela Cundell Mrs Fraser
Sheila Raynor Dog Lady
Paul Gyngell Johnny West
Dennis Cleary Rag and Bone Man
Andree Evans Mrs Smith
Writing team
Richard Waring Writer
Production team
Graeme Muir Producer
Austin Ruddy Production Designer

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