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How’s Your Father (ITV 1974, Michael Robbins, Arthur English)



Sitcom How’s Your Father detailed misadventures of the three male members (Grandad, Dad and Son) of the Cropper family. Ted was the Granddad, Eddie found himself caught in the middle as father to “drop-out” son Edward.

Eddie has more than his fair share of troubles with wife Doreen and their daughter Christine and finds even less to enjoy in his job at an insurance company where his boss Mr Winterbottom seems perpetually annoyed by him.

Rosemary Martin replaced Barbara Young in the role of Eddie’s wife Doreen for the second run of episodes.

production details
UK / ITV – Granada / 13×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 24 July 1974 – 7 April 1975

Writer: John Stevenson / Directors: Producers: Bill Podmore, Brian Armstrong

Michael Robbins as Eddie Cropper
Arthur English as Ted Cropper
Barbara Young as Doreen Cropper (series 1)
Rosemary Martin as Doreen Cropper (series 2)
Nicholas Hoye as Edward Cropper
Georgina Moon as Christine Cropper
Sheila Steafel as Ivy Watkins
Reginald Marsh as Mr Winterbottom