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Bless Me, Father (ITV Sitcom, Arthur Lowe, Daniel Abineri)

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In low key period sitcom Bless Me, Father it’s the early 1950’s and Neil Boyd (Daniel Abineri) moves into a London suburb to become curate to Father Charles Duddleswell (Arthur Lowe), Parish Priest of St Jude.

The two men, living in the London suburb of Fairwater, are looked after by housekeeper Mrs Pring (Gabrielle Daye).

The series was based on a series of books by Peter da Rosa, originally published using the pseudonym ‘Neil Boyd’.

The books were called “Bless Me, Father”, “Father In A Fix”, “A Father Before Christmas” and “Father Under Fire”.

Bless Me, Father ITV Sitcom

Cast: Arthur Lowe as Father Charles Duddleswell; Daniel Abineri as Friar Neil Boyd; Gabrielle Daye as Mrs Pring; Derek Francis as Bishop O’Reilly

Writer: Peter De Rosa / Producer and Director: David Askey

UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 21×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 24 September 1978 – 16 August 1981