Bless Me, Father. Father Charles Clement Duddleswell (Arthur Lowe). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Bless Me, Father

ITV sitcom about a pair of priests. 21 episodes (3 series), 1978 - 1981. Stars Arthur Lowe, Daniel Abineri and Gabrielle Daye.

Bless Me, Father. Image shows from L to R: Father Neil Boyd (Daniel Abineri), Father Charles Clement Duddleswell (Arthur Lowe). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Bless Me, Father

New priest Neil Boyd is shocked by the real world of ecclesiastical life when he's placed with the eccentric Father Duddleswell

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1978 - 1981
Channel
ITV
Episodes
21   (3 series)
Creator
Peter de Rosa
Starring
Arthur Lowe, Daniel Abineri and Gabrielle Daye
Writer
Peter de Rosa
Director
David Askey
Producer
David Askey

When a newly ordained young priest, Neil Boyd, comes to the parish of St Jude's, he discovers that nothing in the seminary could have prepared him for Father Duddleswell - a robust and cheerful eccentric, who has been the parish priest for 12 years.

Neil is befuddled when Duddleswell insists that as well as the usual virtues of patience, love and charity, a parish priest must have sagacity, and both the reserve and resourcefulness of a poker-player. His confusion increases when Duddleswell and his housekeeper of twenty years start hurling insults at each other...

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Music composed by the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 24th September 1978 on ITV at 9:15pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 16th August 1981 on ITV at 8:45pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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