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.

Series 3, Episode 2 - One Dog And His Man

Patrick has problems with H.G. Wells, his beloved dog, when he eats page 90 of his latest novel. He takes drastic action and ships H.G. off to the country to act as a guard dog - the girls decide to go on hunger strike as a protest.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 19th May 1970
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Patrick Cargill Patrick Glover
Natasha Pyne Anna Glover
Ann Holloway Karen Glover
Noel Dyson (as Noël Dyson) Nanny
Guest cast
Ballard Berkeley Colonel Battersby
Michael Segal Ian Smythe
Diana King Norah Smythe
Lane Meddick George
Peter Beton Policeman
Writing team
Johnnie Mortimer Writer
Brian Cooke Writer
Production team
William G Stewart Director
William G Stewart Producer
Bernard Spencer Production Designer
Gordon Franks Composer