An instant hit with viewers on its first appearance in 1968, Father Dear Father regularly topped the ITV ratings for the next six years.
Patrick Cargill plays a divorced thriller writer, Patrick Glover, who finds himself responsible for the welfare and upbringing of his irrepressible teenage daughter Anna and Karen. The two lively dolly-birds are always up to something, and their lively exploits cause Patrick many a difficult and embarrassing moment. He's sometimes driven almost to distraction by their constant teasing and, to him, shockingly modern outlook on love, sex and marriage. Helping Patrick keep Anna and Karen in order is the patient and much put-upon housekeeper, Nanny, but the real power in the household is the family's splendid St Bernard dog, H G Wells.
The Proposal: Patrick decides that the girls need a second mother.
Pussies Galore: Why does one of Patrick's daughters start to get cravings....?
The Return Of The Mummy: A surprise visit from his ex-wife gives Patrick the jitters.
Publish And Be Damned: Patrick gets a shock when he discovers that one of his daughters has become an author.
It Won't Be A Stylish Marriage: Patrick gets the wrong end of the stick over an impending marriage.
I Should Have Danced All Night: Patrick's daughters are concerned over his mysterious, nightly excursions.
Lost Weekend: Patrick suffers the horrors of Herne Bay and "The Sound of Music"....