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 3, Episode 3 - It's Never Too Late

It appears that Karen has never been Christened and Patrick's mother is keen to see it happen before she "goes". Patrick's visit to the vicar with his ex-wife, Barbara, leads to a mix-up, and a wedding rather than a Christening is arranged.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 26th May 1970
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Patrick Cargill Patrick Glover
Natasha Pyne Anna Glover
Ann Holloway Karen Glover
Noel Dyson (as Noël Dyson) Nanny
Ursula Howells Barbara Mossman
Joyce Carey Patrick's Mother
Guest cast
Patrick Holt Bill Mossman
Richard Wattis Vicar
Kenneth Edwards Verger
Peter Denyer Youth
Sara Aimson Cynth
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

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