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 5, Episode 5 - A Book For The Bishop

Bishop "Snooty" is trying to get Patrick involved in C.L.U.C. - Clean London Up Campaign. Patrick agrees with a slight reluctance but an eye on the potential publicity, but Anna and Karen have an admission that could lose him everything!

Broadcast details

Monday 11th October 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
Brian Oulton Bishop
David Battley Sorting Office Clerk
Larry Martyn Postman
Charlotte Mitchell Emily Barnes Norris
John Harvey Colonel Barnes Norris
Peter Thornton Rodney
Barbara Cavan Housekeeper
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

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