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
  • ITV
  • 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 4 - The Right Hand Man

Patrick conducts a practical experiment to prove to Timothy it is possible to pick the lock on handcuffs with a hairpin. The day of a meeting with a film producer isn't the best the end up chained together...

Broadcast details

Tuesday 23rd 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
Roy Kinnear Sid
Michael Logan Muswell Lemming
Dennis Ramsden Doctor
Carmen Silvera Mrs Lemming
John Caesar Fireman
Alex Hood Lift Attendant
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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