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Bachelor Father


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The first of a new series starring
Ian Carmichael
Suggested by the life story of Peter Lloyd Jeffcock

1: Pet Ideas
with Diana King
A sign on a gate-post offering free puppies fires the children with the desire for a pet. And independently they each acquire one - a generous selection of fur and feather. Peter objects to being elected ' chairman of a fully-fledged zoo' but discovers that children and their domestic livestock are hard to part.

Animals supplied by JOHN HOLMES
Signature music by ERIC ROGERS
Incidental music by DENNIS WILSON
(I learn my lines when the children are at school: page 11)


Written By: Richard Waring
Music By: Eric Rogers
Music By: Dennis Wilson
Producer: Graeme Muir
Peter Lamb: Ian Carmichael
Dog lady: Sheila Raynor
Ben: Ian Johnson
Donald: Andrew Bowen
Anna: Briony McRoberts
Ginny: Jacqueline Cowper
Jo: Geraldine Cowper
Norah: Diana King
Mrs Fraser: Pamela Cundell
Johnny West: Paul Gyngell
Rag and bone man: Dennis Cleary
Mrs Smith: Andree Evans

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