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 7, Episode 3 - It's In The Book

With a little encouragement from Patrick and a self-help book from the library, Timothy asks his boss for a rise - and promptly loses his job! Patrick hatches a plan to get the boy his position back.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 16th January 1973
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Patrick Cargill Patrick Glover
Natasha Pyne Anna Glover
Ann Holloway Karen Glover
Noel Dyson (as Noël Dyson) Nanny
Dawn Addams Georgie
Jeremy Child Timothy Tanner
Guest cast
Richard Wattis Librarian
Robert Raglan Mr. Fletcher
James Appleby Milkman
Lesley Goldie Secretary
Eunice Black Head Librarian
Ruby Buchanan Little Old Lady
Writing team
Johnnie Mortimer Writer
Brian Cooke Writer
Production team
William G Stewart Director
William G Stewart Producer
Roger Allan Production Designer
Gordon Franks Composer

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