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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. 49 episodes (7 series), 1968 - 1973. Stars Patrick Cargill, Natasha Pyne, Ann Holloway, Noel Dyson, Ursula Howells, Joyce Carey, Sally Bazely and others.

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

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1968 - 1973
Channel
ITV
Episodes
49   (7 series)
Starring
Patrick Cargill, Natasha Pyne, Ann Holloway, Noel Dyson, Ursula Howells, Joyce Carey, Sally Bazely, Dawn Addams and others
Writers
Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke
Director
William G. Stewart
Producer
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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