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 6, Episode 3 - The Opposite Six

Helping Georgie out of a spot turns out to be just the start for Patrick as Barbara needs help too. Then his mother turns to him and he has to ask Bill for help - but pickled onions and mouth organs are not his scene, apparently!


This episode is sometimes incorrectly listed as The Opposite Sex.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 27th June 1972
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Patrick Cargill Patrick Glover
Natasha Pyne Anna Glover
Ann Holloway Karen Glover
Noel Dyson (as Noël Dyson) Nanny
Ursula Howells Barbara Mossman
Joyce Carey Patrick's Mother
Dawn Addams Georgie
Tony Britton Bill Mossman
Guest cast
Toni Palmer Mildred
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