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 6 - A Case For Inspector Glover

Patrick is conducting research for his next book, and his enquiries to the police cause misunderstandings that combine fact and fiction in close harmony. Threatening letters, a carving knife and a policeman wearing size 6 1/2 shoes all play their part in the mystery.

Broadcast details

Monday 18th October 1971
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Patrick Cargill Patrick Glover
Natasha Pyne Anna Glover
Ann Holloway Karen Glover
Noel Dyson (as Noël Dyson) Nanny
Guest cast
Jack Smethurst Detective Sergeant Sargent
John Ash Boy Scout
Jimmy Thompson Toy Shop Salesman
Kevin Moody Second Scout
Brian Nolan Station Sergeant
Keith Hopkins Toy Shop Assistant
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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