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

Father, Dear Father

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 1968 - 1973
  • 45 episodes (7 series)

Crime novelist Patrick Glover struggles to juggle an ex-wife, a Nanny, his ageing mother, two young daughters - and the occasional romantic interlude. Stars Patrick Cargill, Natasha Pyne, Ann Holloway, Noel Dyson, Ursula Howells and more.

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 5 - Baby, Won't You Please Come Home

The arrival of Philip, Patrick's younger brother, breaks the relative calmness of the morning. He is accompanied by a guest whom Patrick thinks should be handed over to the police!

Broadcast details

Tuesday 24th June 1969
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Patrick Cargill Patrick Glover
Natasha Pyne Anna Glover
Ann Holloway Karen Glover
Noel Dyson (as Noël Dyson) Nanny
Joyce Carey Patrick's Mother
Guest cast
Donald Sinden Philip Glover
Patrick McAlinney Connelly
Frank Dunne Dominic O'Brien
Carmel McSharry Mrs O'Brien
Roger Avon Boat Owner
Desmond Callum Jones Delivery Man
Writing team
Johnnie Mortimer Writer
Brian Cooke Writer
Production team
William G Stewart Producer
Malcolm Goulding Production Designer
Gordon Franks Composer

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