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British Comedy: Father, Dear Father

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Decade: Rating: List Type:
Years: 1968-1973
Broadcaster: ITV (Thames)
Genre: Sitcom
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Stars: Patrick Cargill, Natasha Pyne
Episodes: 45
Episode Average: 5.689
BEST EPISODES:
The Naked Truth (1971), The Engagement (1972)
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SERIES ONE

(1968)
7 episodes
Series Score: 47
Episode Average: 6.71
Perfect 10's: 0
S1E1

THE PROPOSAL

Originally broadcast: 5 November 1968
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
A writer complains about the finances of his eldest daughter's boutique,
the discovery of a dirty book leads to a very awkward conversation, and asking a priest for a bit of advice results in a decision to marry his agent.

"'His hand fast to his holster, and he drew out a gin.' GUN! 'He had a full clip of pullets.' BULLETS! 'As he sat there, he could hear the chiming of the...'"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S1E2

PUSSIES GALORE

Originally broadcast: 12 November 1968
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Patrick has an allergic reaction when Karen digs out a leopard skin coat, the girls try to hide a cat when they agree to look after it for a few days, and overhearing a conversation about pregnancy leads straight to panic.

"The thing is this - I'm in rather an awkward position."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E3

THE RETURN OF THE MUMMY

Originally broadcast: 19 November 1968
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
The girls are ecstatic when their mother unexpectedly returns from Italy, Patrick sleeps on the sofa when she quickly makes herself at home, and her angry husband is kept in the dark when he turns up looking for her.

"Look here, this is the third time you've left Bill. The first time you went to your mother. The second time you went to his mother. I appreciate you've run out of mothers, but why me?"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 5

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S1E4

PUBLISH AND BE DAMNED

Originally broadcast: 26 November 1968
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Patrick's happy when Karen tries her hand at writing a book of her own, the delight fades quickly when he realises that he is the main character, and gossip about his sexual prowess leads to a hunt for the manuscripts.

"No fewer than seventeen times, and once on a rocking horse!"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S1E5

IT WON'T BE A STYLISH MARRIAGE

Originally broadcast: 3 December 1968
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Anna asks Nanny to let her father know that she is about to be married, Patrick's initial delight at the news vanishes when he discovers the truth, and Georgie suggests trying to talk to the boyfriend about his concerns.

"Vesuvius in eruption... Wish you were here."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S1E6

I SHOULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT

Originally broadcast: 10 December 1968
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Anna and Karen worry that their father is the Hampstead Heath Romeo,
Patrick tries to surprise Georgie by learning a few new dance moves, and the girls ask a friend to use his psychoanalysis skills to uncover the truth.

"We're forming a committee to organise the restoration of the church steeple. I'm going to sit on it."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E7

THE LOST WEEKEND

Originally broadcast: 17 December 1968
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Patrick agrees to go to a literature conference in Brighton with Georgie, Anna reminds him that he's promised to see her in The Sound of Music, and a call to his mother leaves him needing to be in three places at once.

"Hello, is that you Patrick? Would you mind telling Nanny that you're stuck in the fog at Sittingbourne, and you'll be home soon."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8
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SERIES TWO

(1969)
6 episodes
Series Score: 41
Episode Average: 6.83
Perfect 10's: 0
S2E1

UNHAPPY BIRTHDAY

Originally broadcast: 27 May 1969
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Karen tells her father that his sickness might be down to Hong Kong flu, the girls hope that the doctor won't say anything about a surprise party, and a medical dictionary links his symptoms to seven separate diseases.

"Hello. Hello, I'm sorry I'm a bit late. I've just given birth to a 9lb girl."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S2E2

WE CAN'T AFFORD A CARRIAGE

Originally broadcast: 3 June 1969
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Patrick refuses to give Anna and Karen £300 when a stack of bills arrive, the girls look for ways to raise enough money to buy a secondhand car, and an old army friend is horrified when he sees a card in a shop window

"Let me tell you, it was only because men of my age were prepared to get in and have a go that your generation came to be born."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 7

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S2E3

SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME

Originally broadcast: 10 June 1969
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Patrick laughs if off when Anna announces her intention to leave home,
anger at his attitude sees her move into the one place in her price range, and a few lies are told when a surprise visit threatens to reveal the truth.

"Ah, thank you, Nanny. Yes, they are a comfort... a cup and Chaucer."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E4

THINNER THAN WATER

Originally broadcast: 17 June 1969
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Anna and Karen tell their father that it's about time he gave some blood, information on his donor card suggests that he isn't the girls' father, and names found in old diaries lead to an awkward reunion with old friends.

"Do you realise that this household has just given four pints of blood? That's half a manful."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 7

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S2E5

BABY WON'T YOU PLEASE COME HOME

Originally broadcast: 24 June 1969
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Patrick tells Anna and Karen about his plans to buy a secondhand boat, his brother needs help when he turns up with an abandoned baby, and
a need to get him a cot leads to a puzzling telephone call about delivery.

"Don't bother to unwrap it, Nanny, we're sending it back."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S2E6

DIVORCE ENGLISH STYLE

Originally broadcast: 1 July 1969
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Patrick's new solicitor reveals how an error means that he's still married, the girls mix things up when they hear their parents talking divorce, and a lady has to be found who can help with providing evidence of infidelity.

"What absurd things people do do sometimes."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6
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SERIES THREE

(1970)
6 episodes
Series Score: 33
Episode Average: 5.50
Perfect 10's: 0
S3E1

THIS IS YOUR WIFE

Originally broadcast: 12 May 1970
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
A divorce-hating producer wants to use one of Patrick's books for a film, Barbara refuses to help when she's asked to play the part of his wife, and the woman holding fort at Georgie's office agrees to step into her shoes.

"Daddy, are you going to put shoes on are shall we polish your socks?"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S3E2

ONE DOG AND HIS MAN

Originally broadcast: 19 May 1970
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Patrick's annoyed when H.G. chews up the manuscript for his new book, Ian Smythe offers to take the dog off his hands as a gift for his wife, and Anna and Karen aren't the only ones who are horrified by the decision.

"Oh, I only finished this last night. Chapter 4. Chapter 18. Chapter 36. Chapter... YOU!! Oh, really, this is too much! Page 8. Page 96. Page 42. The whole thing's in absolute chaos. 'She slipped gently out of her dressing gown and showed her two large saucepans on the stove.'"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S3E3

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE

Originally broadcast: 26 May 1970
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Patrick tries to put a clock back together after accidentally bidding on it,
Mrs. Glover reminds her son that Karen has never been christened, and Bill's outraged by news that Barbara is about to marry her ex-husband.

"Well, I did telephone but you wouldn't listen. You just put on a funny voice and kept telling me the time."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S3E4

NOBODY'S INDISPENSABLE

Originally broadcast: 2 June 1970
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Nanny tells her friend that she has turned down a proposal of marriage, her suitor tells Patrick that she put his family before her happiness, and the Glovers try to show her that they can cope perfectly well without her.

"Well, I couldn't stop the electric carving knife from going on and on. I also sliced up 10lb of potatoes, and 5lb of carrots. I was just about to give myself a short back and sides when the battery ran out."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S3E5

THE SUITABLE SAILOR

Originally broadcast: 9 June 1970
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
A noisy party leaves Patrick worried about the company Anna's keeping, the clean-cut son of a bookshop owner is seen as a more suitable suitor, and his unmade bed of a mother is sure that he's just trying to get to her.

"Karen, will you stop talking when I'm snogging to you."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S3E6

A MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE

Originally broadcast: 16 June 1970
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Anna and Karen give an artist a place to stay when his wife kicks him out,
Patrick returns home early from a holiday after an accident with his skis, and the guest is forced to sleep in the bath after Nanny spills the beans.

"You know, I don't know much about what I like, but I do know a bit about art. You know, that's really very good. Really very, very good indeed. For a beginner. It has a... it has an arresting quality about it. A bit like a Constable."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4
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SERIES FOUR

(1971)
7 episodes
Series Score: 40
Episode Average: 5.71
Perfect 10's: 0
S4E1

THE LAST OF THE RED HOT MOMMAS

Originally broadcast: 15 June 1971
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Patrick decides that it's time for his mother to live with him and the girls, the household get a shock when a bear suddenly appears in the hall, and something has to be done about a series of wild nights out on the town.

"Exactly. At her age. She should be sitting at home knitting the television and watching."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S4E2

AN AFFAIR TO FORGET

Originally broadcast: 22 June 1971
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Patrick realises that a strange diary note is about hosting a dinner party, Anna and Karen offer to help him out when Nanny has the night off, and his cheating accountant asks him to lie about what happened in Majorca.

"Daddy, can you stall them? We put yeast in the Yorkshire pudding mix and it pushed the chicken out of the oven."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S4E3

HOUSEY-HOUSEY

Originally broadcast: 29 June 1971
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Patrick and the girls return home from a six-week holiday in sunny Spain, the neighbours seem to be totally unconcerned about plans for a flyover, and potential buyers start to arrive when the house is put on the market.

"Well, oh, I'm so sorry, I was just chewing on a rather stale fancy. I shall probably bring it up at the next committee meeting."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S4E4

THE RELUCTANT RUNAWAY

Originally broadcast: 6 July 1971
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Patrick has to have words when he catches Karen coming home at 3am, a lack of concern about a threat to move out sees her pack her bags, and
Patrick fails to realise just how close she is as he frantically rings around.

"Karen, one day when you're a father, you'll understand."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S4E5

COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA

Originally broadcast: 12 July 1971
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Patrick decides to test his willpower when he tries to give up cigarettes, the Glovers lose a hamster when they look after it for the Smythes, and
a pet shop is seen as the answer when a rat catcher abandons the hunt.

"Do you know? Now as I've given up smoking, I think I'm beginning to smell again."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S4E6

A DOMESTIC COMEDY

Originally broadcast: 20 July 1971
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Nanny needs to go to Edinburgh to visit her sister following an accident, Patrick visits an agency in the hope of finding a temporary replacement, and Karen registers with a marriage bureau to find her father a woman.

"Well, no, I'm afraid I'm not very experienced in that way. You see, my crochet work takes up a lot of my time. And my pussy keeps me on the go all day long."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S4E7

THE NAKED TRUTH

Originally broadcast: 27 July 1971
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Anna reveals that she's been asked to appear nude in Romeo and Juliet,
Patrick looks to find time with the girls when he finishes his latest book, and Karen leaves him without any trousers to stop him going to the play.

"Oh, there you are, Nanny. I've just been having a most interesting chat with the girls... Yes... Did you know that Mungo Zeppelin is flipping his A-side on a Led Jerry?"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9
Rate:
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SERIES FIVE

(1971)
6 episodes
Series Score: 33
Episode Average: 5.50
Perfect 10's: 0
S5E1

PROPOSED AND SECONDED

Originally broadcast: 13 September 1971
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
A hungover Patrick is stunned when Georgie accepts a drunken proposal, Nanny can't hide her joy when she wins £25 on the Premium Bonds, and the girls are amazed when they find out who their father plans to marry.

"Besides, she won't come to bed wearing enormous eyelashes... Every time you blinked, you blew the bedclothes off me."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S5E2

THE LIFE OF THE PARTY

Originally broadcast: 20 September 1971
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
The girls make plans for a party while their father is away in Herne Bay, Patrick discovers that a literary conference is a week later than thought, and Barbara saves the day when she and Bill go to Bath for the weekend.

"We packed your red tie, your amber cufflinks and your green shirt. You'll look like a trendy traffic light."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S5E3

NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH

Originally broadcast: 27 September 1971
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Karen's accident-prone new boyfriend finds reasons to keep apologising, Patrick speaks to a plumber when toothache gets the better of him, and a shock awaits when Georgie arranges an appointment with her nephew.

"What would you say if I went around the house just dressed in my bra and pants?"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S5E4

AN EXPLOSIVE SITUATION

Originally broadcast: 4 October 1971
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Patrick and Philip decide to bid on a polo trophy at a regimental auction,
a lot number mix-up lumbers them with several crates of old equipment, and Anna puts her father in danger when she finds a live hand grenade.

"Listen, there's a Mr. Hillsdown at 21 Glover Avenue. He's got a hive gran genade in his gland! Get the squamb bod!"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S5E5

A BOOK FOR THE BISHOP

Originally broadcast: 11 October 1971
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Anna shows Karen why she should never ever judge a book by its cover, an old friend pops by to talk about the Clean London Up Committee, and Patrick tries everything to stop erotic zones falling into the wrong hands.

"Oh, touché! Well, it often goes that way you know. Tubby Finnigan was no good at biology, now he's got eleven children."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S5E6

A CASE FOR INSPECTOR GLOVER

Originally broadcast: 18 October 1971
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
The police are asked whether stranglers leave fingerprints on the neck,
Patrick decides to investigate a series of threatening letters himself, and the finger of suspicion is pointed at Nanny when she hides a third note.

"Yes, so we have, sir. Of course, I couldn't possibly spoil my display. My clicker clackers would fall off."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4
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SERIES SIX

(1972)
7 episodes
Series Score: 37
Episode Average: 5.29
Perfect 10's: 0
S6E1

THE CARDBOARD CASANOVA

Originally broadcast: 13 June 1972
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Georgie informs Patrick that her husband might cite him in their divorce, Barbara refuses to provide him an with alibi for an Easter weekend, and an Australian publisher wants to sign a book deal before heading home.

"I suppose you realise that you are dropping me right in the... cream cake, how nice!"
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S6E2

BROTHER, DEAR BROTHER

Originally broadcast: 20 June 1972
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Patrick's mother tells him that he is in hospital having his appendix out, Philip's can do nothing to stop an elderly patient drinking his secret gin, and a laundry chute accident leaves the brothers in neighbouring beds.

"No! No, no, no! It's not mine! It's Philip's!"
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S6E3

THE OPPOSITE SIX

Originally broadcast: 27 June 1972
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Patrick hopes to spend some time with Georgie while the girls are away, suddenly finding himself stuck with six women forces him to escape, and Bill tries to get rid of a house guest so he can entertain a young woman.

"Inspector LeBlanc examined the empty revolver. He tapped his nose thoughtfully and put it in his pocket."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S6E4

UNACCUSTOMED AS I AM

Originally broadcast: 4 July 1972
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Patrick's delighted when his school asks him to speak on Founders' Day, agreeing to join the Old Botolphian cricket team forces him into training, and Nanny's offered an opportunity to hear her voice on a tape recorder.

"Why don't you try to pull off one of your googlies."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 5

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S6E5

FEUD, GLORIOUS FEUD

Originally broadcast: 11 July 1972
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Karen wants to get rid of her dull boyfriend when she gets a better offer,
Anna upsets her sister when she agrees to be the Lady to his Tramp, and Patrick's not too happy when he finds out what the man does for a living.

"You know, I was once courted by a gentleman with a tandem... Yes, it was all right as long as our legs moved together, otherwise his pump used to fall off."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S6E6

THE ENGAGEMENT

Originally broadcast: 18 July 1972
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Patrick's thrilled when he's invited to one of the Queen's Garden Parties, Georgie asks for information about the kennels that H.G. came from, and Timothy struggles to find the nerve to ask for permission to marry Anna.

"Somebody has knocked the knob off my gnome!"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S6E7

FATHER OF THE BRIDE

Originally broadcast: 25 July 1972
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
The toasters start to arrive as preparations are made for Anna's big day, Timothy takes sleeping pills by mistake while suffering from a hangover, and a replacement has to be found when H.G eats the banns certificate.

"It does if the parents happen to be football fans... They wanted to name their son after the entire Arsenal football team. It was all right as far as Geoff Sammy Frank Alan Pat, but when it got to Peter Peter George George Bob Bob, the vicar put his foot down."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6
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SERIES SEVEN

(1973)
6 episodes
Series Score: 25
Episode Average: 4.17
Perfect 10's: 0
S7E1

FLAT SPIN

Originally broadcast: 2 January 1973
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Anna and Timothy struggle to find a home of their own with just £6000,
a secret deal to make up the difference on a flat only leads to confusion, and a refusal to accept charity forces Patrick to kill off a distant relative.

"My sister... she couldn't get her draws up because of Wolves."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S7E2

HOME AND AWAY

Originally broadcast: 9 January 1973
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Karen bandages the whole household when she starts a first aid course, Patrick is sworn to secrecy when he finds Bill with another woman, and
things get messy when Barbara has to see a thatcher about a leaky roof.

"Inspector LeBlanc watched Fifi as she opened the packet of cigarettes, her proud breasts straining at the thin silk of her kimono. She flipped one out and passed it to him."
HOLY GODIVA 1 - ONION JACK 1
TOTAL: 2

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S7E3

IT'S IN THE BOOK

Originally broadcast: 16 January 1973
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Anna upsets her new husband when she starts a job at Georgie's office, Patrick comes home from the library with a book about being successful, and Timothy loses his job when he's told to be forceful about a pay rise.

"No, no, no, Jason K. Looming. Now, every morning you should say to yourself twenty-five times, 'I can and I will.' Twenty-five times. Before you wake up. Or is it after you wake up?"
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S7E4

RIGHT HAND MAN

Originally broadcast: 23 January 1973
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Georgie informs Patrick that a producer wants to use his book for a film, Timothy's delighted when he's accidentally offered a secretarial job, and a disagreement about using a hairpin to pick handcuffs leads to trouble.

"I mean, that letter you wrote to my publisher... You started it 'Deaf Sir'. Now, I know he's a little hard of hearing, but really."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 5

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S7E5

POP AROUND THE CLOCK

Originally broadcast: 30 January 1973
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
Karen and her clumsy boyfriend get themselves ready for a pop festival,
Patrick gets completely the wrong idea when he overhears them talking, and having just 24 hours notice leaves little time to organise everything.

"You see, you don't, you don't work at it. You'll never get the ball in the hole unless you pull your finger out first."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S7E6

IN ALL DIRECTIONS

Originally broadcast: 6 February 1973
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
The household struggle to agree on a destination for the family holiday, Patrick finds himself having to buy tickets for both Rome and St. Tropez, and several trips to the travel agents see them finally decide on Majorca.

"Well, you see, we couldn't really take him with us because of the quarantine... And he hardly speaks a word of Spanish."
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(1973)




FILM

FATHER DEAR FATHER

Released: May 1973
Directed by: William G. Stewart
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer
The girls worry their father with talk of moving out and getting married,
Patrick discovers that he has proposed to completely the wrong woman, and Barbara turns up with her suitcases following an argument with Bill.

"Niarchos snarled a curse, his hand flashed to his pocket and he drew out a pearl-handled bun."
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Characters

PATRICK
GLOVER

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Played by Patrick Cargill
45 episodes (1968-1973)
in... An Affair to Forget (S4E2)


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Played by Patrick Cargill
Film
(1973)


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ANNA
GLOVER

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Played by Natasha Pyne
45 episodes (1968-1973)
in... The Life of the Party (S5E2)


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Played by Natasha Pyne
Film
(1973)


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KAREN
GLOVER

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Played by Ann Holloway
45 episodes (1968-1973)
in... It's Never Too Late (S3E3)


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Played by Ann Holloway
Film
(1973)


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MATILDA 'NANNY'
HARRIS

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Played by Noel Dyson
45 episodes (1968-1973)
in... The Life of the Party (S5E2)


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Played by Noel Dyson
Film
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GEORGIE
THOMPSON

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Played by Sally Bazely
10 episodes (1968-1969)
in... Publish and Be Damned (S1E4)




Played by Dawn Addams
20 episodes (1971-1973)
in... The Engagement (S6E6)


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Played by Jill Melford
Film
(1973)


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BARBARA
MOSSMAN

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Played by Ursula Howells
14 episodes (1968-1973)
in... The Reluctant Runaway (S4E4)


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Played by Ursula Howells
Film
(1973)


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MRS.
GLOVER

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Played by Joyce Carey
11 episodes (1968-1973)
in... The Last of the Red Hot Mommas (S4E1)


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Played by Joyce Carey
Film
(1973)


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BILL
MOSSMAN

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Played by Patrick Holt
4 episodes (1968-1970)
in... It's Never Too Late (S3E3)




Played by Tony Britton
5 episodes (1972-1973)
in... The Opposite Six (S6E3)


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Played by Jack Watling
Film
(1973)


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IAN
SMYTHE

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Played by Michael Segal
5 episodes (1968-1971)
in... One Man and his Dog (S3E2)


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PHILIP
GLOVER

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Played by Donald Sinden
3 episodes (1968-1972)
in... Brother, Dear Brother (S6E2)


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Film
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TIMOTHY
TANNER

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Played by Jeremy Child
7 episodes (1972-1973)
in... Feud, Glorious Feud (S6E5)


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British Comedy Collection
Patrick Glover is a thriller writer and single parent of two teenage daughters. His life is as full of misunderstandings and confusion as it is of H.G. Wells.

SERIES SCORES

Series 1: 6.71
Series 2: 6.83
Series 3: 5.50
Series 4: 5.71
Series 5: 5.50
Series 6: 5.29
Series 7: 4.17

FAVOURITE EPISODES

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1. The Naked Truth
(Series 4, Episode 7 - 1971)

2. The Lost Weekend
(Series 1, Episode 7 - 1968)

3. The Engagement
(Series 6, Episode 6 - 1972)

4. I Should Have Danced All Night
(Series 1, Episode 6 - 1968)

5. Pussies Galore
(Series 1, Episode 2 - 1968)
ONION JACK
1. The Naked Truth
(Series 4, Episode 7 - 1971)

2. This Is Your Wife
(Series 3, Episode 1 - 1970)

3. The Engagement
(Series 6, Episode 6 - 1972)

4. Pop Around the Clock
(Series 7, Episode 5 - 1973)

5. The Lost Weekend
(Series 1, Episode 7 - 1968)

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