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 6 - Name This Child

When Donald learns that he has never been christened, he becomes extremely upset and the subsequent events take Peter completely by surprise.

Broadcast details

Thursday 21st October 1971
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Ian Carmichael Peter Lamb
Sonia Dresdel Mother
Ian Johnson Ben
Briony McRoberts Anna
Andrew Bowen Donald
Jacqueline Cowper Ginny
Geraldine Cowper Jo
Kevin Moran Christopher
Guest cast
Lewis Wilson Policeman
Hugh Morton Vicar
Geoffrey Matthews Policeman (In the play)
Alan Curtis Mr Wheeler (In the play)
Sheila Gill Mrs Wheeler (In the play)
Sheila Raynor Tony (In the play)
Corbet Woodall Newsreader (In the play)
Writing team
Richard Waring Writer
Production team
Graeme Muir Producer
Austin Ruddy Production Designer

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