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Spin-off movie version of the British sitcom of the same name.

Director: William G. Stewart
Stars: Patrick Cargill, Natasha Pyne, Ann Holloway
Doctor in Charge (1972–1973)
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The continuing misadventures of Duncan Waring (Robin Nedwell), Dick Stuart-Clark (Geoffrey Davies) and Paul Collier (George Layton) see them move further up the promotion ladder, but no ... See full summary »

Stars: Robin Nedwell, George Layton, Geoffrey Davies
Citizen Smith (1977–1980)
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Wolfie Smith is an unemployed dreamer from Tooting London, a self proclaimed Urban Guerilla who aspires to be like his hero Che Guevara. Leading a small group called the Tooting Popular ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Mike Grady, Hilda Braid
George & Mildred (1976–1979)
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George and Mildred Roper are forced to leave their home in South Kensington (as the landlords in Man About the House (1973)) when they receive a compulsory purchase order from the council. ... See full summary »

Stars: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Norman Eshley
Man About the House (1973–1976)
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Finally the house that Robin, Chris and Jo share a flat in is demolished an two spin offs are made - Robin's Nest and George & Minded (Mr & Mrs Roper).

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett
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Patrick Glover's brother, who is living in Australia, has to leave home suddenly in connection with his work. Worried about leaving his two teenage daughters alone to fend for themselves ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Cargill, Noel Dyson, Sally Conabere
Butterflies (1978–1983)
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Ria, a happily married suburban housewife, reaches the age where she feels as if life is passing her by. Being taken for granted by her butterfly collecting dentist husband doesn't help. So... See full summary »

Stars: Wendy Craig, Geoffrey Palmer, Bruce Montague
On the Buses (1969–1973)
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Jack-the-lad bus driver and conductor Stan and Jack enjoy the female employees more than their work and Inspector Blake is relentless in his attempts to make their lives a misery.

Stars: Anna Karen, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis
Just Good Friends (1983–1986)
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The series followed the wavering relationship between two ex-lovers, Penny Warrender, a secretary for an advertising firm, and Vincent Pinner, an ex ice cream salesman turned turf ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Nicholas, Jan Francis, Sylvia Kay
Brush Strokes (1986–1991)
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Jacko is a house painter who "appreciates" women, he sees the best in each one of them and they in turn, like him. Will he find true love ? Will he settle down as he gets older ?

Stars: Karl Howman, Mike Walling, Jackie Lye
Going Straight (TV Series 1978)
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Following his release from Slade prison, Fletcher tries to stick to the straight and narrow, but it isn't easy!

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Patricia Brake, Richard Beckinsale
Robin's Nest (1977–1981)
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Now a qualified chef, Robin from "Man About the House" (1973) sets up home with his girlfriend, and a business with his girlfriend's father.

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Tessa Wyatt, Tony Britton
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Patrick Cargill ...
 Patrick Glover (45 episodes, 1968-1973)
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 Anna Glover / ... (45 episodes, 1968-1973)
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 Karen Glover (45 episodes, 1968-1973)
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 Nanny (45 episodes, 1968-1973)
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 Georgie Thompson (20 episodes, 1971-1973)
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Absolutely wonderful, classic British sitcom
9 August 2016 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

It is amazing that Father Dear Father languishes in such obscurity, despite running for seven series, plus a spin-off movie, as well as an Australian series.

It boasts a host of prominent British actors in leading roles and cameos, the scripts are consistently well written and funny, and to a modern audience there's an extra edge of vintage charm.

Yet it seems that hardly anyone has heard of this comedy. It never makes "Best British Comedy" lists and never gets a mention in the context of other comedies of that time. Very strange and sad.

As others mention, it features divorced crime writer Patrick Glover trying to raise his teenage daughters in late 1960s/early 1970s Britain. The household includes the wonderfully traditional and unworldly Nanny, frequent appearances by various relatives: Patrick's absent-minded mother, his rogue of a brother (a suave Donald Sinden), his ex-wife and her often hot-headed new husband.

Throw in English vicars, comedy American movie producers, sexy literary agents, amorous widows and various suitors of the daughters (notably a young Richard O'Sullivan and Rodney Bewes) and you are in for an absolutely classic treat.

It's hard to recommend this highly enough. If you're a fan of classic British comedy, from Carry On films to Fawlty Towers, this one really deserves your notice.


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