Father Dear Father: The Complete Series
Patrick Glover (Patrick Cargill), a writer of trashy thriller novels, finds himself bringing up his two irrepressible daughters, Karen (Ann Holloway) and Anna (Natasha Pyne), following his divorce from their mother, Barbara. Cue misunderstandings caused by the age and gender gap, as dolly-birds Anna and Karen get up to all kinds of mischief – much to the consternation of their father. Holding it all together is the put-upon housekeeper, Matilda ‘Nanny’ Harris (Noel Dyson – Coronation Street) and the family’s St Bernard dog, H. G. Wells.
Written by screenwriting legends Brian Cooke (Man About the House) and Johnnie Mortimer (Never the Twain) and directed by William G. Stewart (Bless This House, Fifteen to One), Father, Dear Father ran for an impressive seven series between 1968 and 1973, and all 45 episodes are included in this complete-series set alongside the feature film spin-off made in 1972.