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 - All Star Comedy Carnival

It's Christmas and as the girls decorate the house, Timothy brings news that H.G. Wells has run off after another dog on the heath. Patrick sets off to find him with Anna and Karen in pursuit...


This short was broadcast half an hour into the 17:45 scheduled programme.

Broadcast details

Monday 25th December 1972
5 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Patrick Cargill Patrick Glover
Natasha Pyne Anna Glover
Ann Holloway Karen Glover
Noel Dyson (as Noël Dyson) Nanny
Jeremy Child Timothy Tanner
Writing team
Johnnie Mortimer Writer
Brian Cooke Writer
Production team
William G Stewart Director
William G Stewart Producer
Roger Allan Production Designer