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Father’s Day

1 9 8 3 – 1 9 8 4 (UK)
14 x 30 minute episodes

John Alderton returned to sitcoms in this Channel 4 series – his first major series for four years.

Alderton had made it clear he wasn’t interested in doing any more situation comedy as the standard was so low. But he made an exception for Father’s Day as he felt it was fresh and original.

Another surprising decision he took (with his wife Pauline Collins) was to allow their ten-year-old daughter Katie to play the role of one of his three children in the series.

The theme song was written by Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford of Squeeze and sung by Paul Young.

Lyall Jarvis
John Alderton
Gemma Jarvis
Dominique Barnes
Tasha Jarvis
Katie Alderton
Toby Jarvis
Zac Nicholson
Dee Jarvis
Rosalind Ayres (1)
Karen Archer (2)
Mr Jarvis
Paul Angelis


Children Should Be Seen and Not Heard | Family Togetherness | Camera of the Mind | Nothing to Do with Me | The Invisible Man | They’ll Never Learn | Guess Who’s Coming To Christmas Dinner? ||  Affairs in Order | Lights Under Bushels | Any Other Business | Liberty, Equality, Paternity | Parents’ Day | Way Up North | The Love Match