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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11 February 1987 (Australia)  »

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Trivia

Writers considered a wedding episode for Martin & Lyn, but Robert Hughes left the show before this could eventuate. See more »

Goofs

When Rachael Beck debuts in season five as Sam, Martin recognizes her as the daughter of his older brother, Mark. In season one, Martin had reminded his mother that he was an only child and did not have a brother. 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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Spin-off Hampton Court (1991) See more »

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Funny show!
14 July 2001 | by (Southern Germany) – See all my reviews

Did this show only run in Australia and Germany or why are all those who commented on it from either of those countries?

I really liked this show. I used to watch it every afternoon when it was on the air here..which was sometime in the early 90s. I don't think I've ever seen it since then, and I had no idea that the main characters were replaced until 5 minutes ago when I read it here.

But I did enjoy the episodes I saw a lot- the episodes from the very early seasons. They were entertaining, funny, and the characters were very likeable.


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