Comedy series about a top architect, Martin Kelly, who gives up his business to cope with his three children when his wife dies. With the help of eccentric country cousin Betty, Martin soon... See full summary »
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Julie McGregor ...
 Betty Wilson / ... (293 episodes, 1987-1994)
Robert Hughes ...
 Martin Kelly (267 episodes, 1987-1994)
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 Jenny Kelly / ... (233 episodes, 1987-1994)
Christopher Truswell ...
 Gerald 'Nudge' Noritas / ... (177 episodes, 1987-1994)
Simone Buchanan ...
 Debbie Kelly / ... (169 episodes, 1987-1994)
Christopher Mayer ...
 Simon Kelly (148 episodes, 1988-1991)
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Comedy series about a top architect, Martin Kelly, who gives up his business to cope with his three children when his wife dies. With the help of eccentric country cousin Betty, Martin soon finds that looking after Jenny, Debbie and Simon means more decisions, problems and crises than he ever faced at work. Martin later departs to take on a high paying architectural job in Saudi Arabia, leaving his friend, divorced father of two, Greg Russell, to take over the Kelly family business. Written by Anonymous

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Hey Dad  »

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Trivia

The lady who posed in photographs as Martin's deceased wife Margaret Kelly was actually Simone Buchanan's real-life mother, Jo Buchanan. See more »

Goofs

Jenny's age changes from mid-teen to pre-teen when Angela Keep replaces Sarah Monahan in the role. See more »

Crazy Credits

Each episode ends with a voiceover by one of the cast members, saying "Hey Dad..! is recorded in front of a studio audience. This has been a Gary Reilly Production for the Seven Network". Julie McGregor's version ends with "This is Betty speaking", while, in his earlier seasons, Ben Oxenbould's version ends with a stammer "...for the Se-Se-Se-Seven Network". See more »

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Great comedy, one of my all-time favorites
23 May 2000 | by (South Germany) – See all my reviews

I think, this comedy series is one of the best I have ever seen. If you are searching for a good laugh, try "Hey Dad". I can watch it 1000 times, and I can always laugh over the jokes. After watching this show over some time, the actors are almost becoming something like family members. When it was on air in my country, I never missed an episode.


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