Father, Dear Father. Image shows from L to R: Karen Glover (Ann Holloway), Patrick Glover (Patrick Cargill), Anna Glover (Natasha Pyne). Copyright: Thames Television.

Father, Dear Father

ITV sitcom about a middle-aged author and his daughters. 45 episodes (7 series), 1968 - 1973. Stars Patrick Cargill, Natasha Pyne, Ann Holloway, Noel Dyson and others.

Father, Dear Father. Image shows from L to R: Anna Glover (Natasha Pyne), Patrick Glover (Patrick Cargill), Nanny (Noel Dyson), Karen Glover (Ann Holloway). Copyright: Thames Television.

Father, Dear Father

Crime novelist Patrick Glover struggles to juggle an ex-wife, a Nanny, his ageing mother, two young daughters - and the occasional romantic interlude

1968 - 1973
45   (7 series), plus 4 short specials
Patrick Cargill, Natasha Pyne, Ann Holloway, Noel Dyson, Ursula Howells, Joyce Carey, Sally Bazely, Dawn Addams and others
Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke
William G Stewart
William G Stewart

Popular fiction writer, Patrick Glover, is renowned for his womanising. But with two daughters, a nanny, ex-wife, and on-off relationship with his publisher Georgie to look after - not to mention new novels to pen - he rarely gets the time any more.

Ever eager to maintain a principled figure in his daughters' eyes and to save Nanny from embarrassment, Patrick finds himself more often than not at the receiving end of a terribly awkward series of misunderstandings.

Controlling two teenage daughters really is more than he can handle, and when he puts his foot down there is usually something beneath it - faithful dog H.G. Wells if he's unlucky!

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 5th November 1968 on ITV at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 6th February 1973 on ITV at 7pm
Last repeat
Saturday 10th August 2019 at 1:00am on Forces TV

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