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 4, Episode 1 - Last Of The Red-Hot Mommas

Patrick has decided that his mother is too old to live on her own and invites her to come and live with the family - a decision he soon lives to regret!

Broadcast details

Tuesday 15th June 1971
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
Ivor Dean Doctor
John Comer Removal Man
Arthur Pentelow Major Protheroe
Cicely Paget-Bowman (as Cicely Paget Bowman) Mrs Wendover
Brian Nolan Removal Man
Writing team
Johnnie Mortimer Writer
Brian Cooke Writer
Production team
William G Stewart Director
William G Stewart Producer
Tony Borer Production Designer
Gordon Franks Composer

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