Father Dear Father (1968–1973)

TV Series  |   |  Comedy
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 80 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 6278 titles
created 12 Jun 2011
 
a list of 50 titles
created 06 Oct 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 27 Jul 2014
 
list image
a list of 1320 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 310 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Father Dear Father (1968–1973)

Father Dear Father (1968–1973) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Father Dear Father.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1973   1972   1971   1970   1969   1968  

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

All Gas and Gaiters (1966–1971)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Robertson Hare, William Mervyn, Derek Nimmo
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The film version of '""Till Death Do Us Part" (1965)'. tells the story of Alf Garnett and his family living through the London Blitz.

Director: Norman Cohen
Stars: Warren Mitchell, Dandy Nichols, Anthony Booth
On the Buses (1969–1973)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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
A Fine Romance (1981–1984)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Respectable British sitcom from Independent Television about the middle-class in their middle-age. Short-lived (26 episodes) but much admired, the sitcom was all about the simple ... See full summary »

Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Susan Penhaligon
Father Ted (1995–1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Crazy sitcom about 3 priests and their housekeeper who live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland it seems!

Stars: Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly
Emmerdale (TV Series 1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

Stars: Lucy Pargeter, Elizabeth Estensen, Charley Webb
Till Death Us Do Part (1965–1975)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A working-class Cockney bigot with a biased and expirienced opinion of everything shares them bluntly and almost carelessly.

Stars: Warren Mitchell, Anthony Booth, Una Stubbs
Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs
Doctor at Large (TV Series 1971)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Following his student misadventures in Doctor in the House (1969), Michael Upton (Barry Evans) starts out on an equally fun-filled but disaster-prone solo career. He moves through a variety... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Evans, George Layton, Geoffrey Davies
French Fields (1989–1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The British family from "Fresh Fields" (1984) moves to France. Episodes centre's around their adjustment to and difficulties dealing with French culture. Much humor is also derived from ... See full summary »

Stars: Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers, Pamela Salem
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Patrick Woodford has been married six times. All of his marriages have failed. Now he's planning to divorce his sixth wife, Helen. Later, he thinks of remarrying his first wife, Elizabeth. ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Cargill, Robin Parkinson, Patrick Ryecart
Dad's Army (2016)
Comedy

A cinema remake of the classic sitcom Dad's Army (1968). The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion.

Director: Oliver Parker
Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Patrick Cargill ...
 Patrick Glover (45 episodes, 1968-1973)
Natasha Pyne ...
 Anna Glover / ... (45 episodes, 1968-1973)
Ann Holloway ...
 Karen Glover (45 episodes, 1968-1973)
Noel Dyson ...
 Nanny (45 episodes, 1968-1973)
Dawn Addams ...
 Georgie Thompson (20 episodes, 1971-1973)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 November 1968 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Caro papà  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(45 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in One Day at a Time: Father, Dear Father: Part 2 (1978) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Each episode a farce
13 October 2005 | by (Bletchley) – See all my reviews

This was a long running, popular, comedy that ran on ITV during the early 1970's. Patrick Cargill is the author Patrick Glover of tacky thrillers who is separated from his wife, but has custody of his two teenage daughters. Also in the picture is Nanny, the housekeeper, and Georgy his agent, with whom he's also having a long-running relationship. Oh, and there's an enormous St Bernard dog, called H.G.

Each episode is a mini farce, usually with a misunderstanding that leads to conversations which drive Patrick wild. There seems to be a real studio audience for the first few years, and then canned laughter

  • the standard audio which ITV always used at this time, and which can


be recognised, began to be used, and the programme suffers from this.

One thing different to the norm is the introduction as the titles play
  • a little story unfolds, which usually leaves Patrick in a mess. The


later series lost this, so there was just a rather twee, but pointless scene during the titles, with some exceptions, for instance in the last episode of series six. There's also action at the end, actors chaotically moving around.

This comedy is very much played as though it were on stage, and it has a quality of perhaps just a little hamminess which enhances rather than detracts. The wordplay can sometimes be too fast for the studio audience who don't always react to the more subtle jokes.

The first three series can be bought: the first two in black and white only from Australia, but for the rest you'll have to seek out copies from traders. If you can get hold of them, I'd particularly recommend series four and five, and there's a definite dulling of quality after this.


19 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Father Dear Father (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page