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 5, Episode 4 - An Explosive Situation

It's situation normal when Patrick and his brother, Philip, go to an auction in order to bid for their old regimental Polo cup: things inevitably go wrong, and they end up holding a live grenade...

Broadcast details

Monday 4th October 1971
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
Donald Sinden Philip Glover
Norman Chappell Encyclopaedia Salesman
Richard Fraser Army Officer
Frank Duncan Auctioneer's Assistant
Desmond Callum Jones (as Desmond Cullum-Jones) Bomb Disposal Officer
John Clive Auctioneer
Writing team
Johnnie Mortimer Writer
Brian Cooke Writer
Production team
William G Stewart Director
William G Stewart Producer
Harry Clark Production Designer
Gordon Franks Composer