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 5 - The Suitable Suitor

Patrick is conducting a book signing and believes he has found a suitable young man for Anna. He invites Matthew round to meet her, but his mother comes along as well, believing she is the real reason for the invite.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 9th June 1970
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Patrick Cargill Patrick Glover
Natasha Pyne Anna Glover
Ann Holloway Karen Glover
Noel Dyson (as Noël Dyson) Nanny
Guest cast
Beryl Reid Mrs Brockbank
Bryan Hunt Mathew
Ann Lancaster Customer in Bookshop
Robert Webber Customer in Bookshop
Margot Lister Customer in Bookshop
Brian Godfrey Dumbo
James Appleby Police Constable
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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