Home Television Comedy Don’t Tell Father

Don’t Tell Father

1 9 9 2 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes

This dire BBC comedy starred Tony Britton as Vivian Bancroft, a vain and pompous actor who disapproved of the relationship between his daughter Kate (Caroline Quentin) and Marvin Whipple (Philip Fox).

Vivian shouted a lot and generally lorded it over his family, including his young wife Natasha (the wonderful Susan Hampshire, who was surely hard up for a quid or two).

Vivian Bancroft
Tony Britton
Natasha Bancroft
Susan Hampshire
Kate Bancroft
Caroline Quentin
Garth Bancroft
Richard Ashton
Marvin Whipple
Philip Fox
Mrs Dawson
Hilda Braid
Liz Daniels
Stella Whipple
Anna Dawson
Ron Whipple
Jack Smethurst