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Bless Me Father (1978–1981)

TV Series | 30 min | Comedy

"Bless Me Father" is a 21-episode British sitcom that ran from 1978 to 1981. A gentle and impish look at Catholic life in post-war suburban Britain, the series follows the adventures and misadventures of the practical-minded veteran Irish ...See more"Bless Me Father" is a 21-episode British sitcom that ran from 1978 to 1981. A gentle and impish look at Catholic life in post-war suburban Britain, the series follows the adventures and misadventures of the practical-minded veteran Irish priest Fr. Father Duddleswell (Arthur Lowe) as he tries to break in his inexperienced and idealistic young curate Father Boyd (Daniel Abineri). The priests' lives at St. Jude's Parish in London are hilariously complicated by an unflappable and tart housekeeper (Gabrielle Daye), a stern and imperious Mother Superior (Sheila Keith), and a flippant worldling neighbor, Billy Buzzle (David Ryall). Plots revolve around crises that make Catholic parish life both charming and frustrating, e.g., fund-raising and parish bazaars, the seal of confession, complications over funerals, etc. Written by michaelfoley2001 See less
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Sep 24, 1978 (United Kingdom)

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Arthur Lowe
Father Charles Clement Duddleswell Father Charles Clement Duddleswell   See fewer
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Daniel Abineri
Father Neil Boyd Father Neil Boyd   See fewer
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Gabrielle Daye
Mrs. Pring Mrs. Pring   See fewer
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Patrick McAlinney
Dr. Daley Dr. Daley   See fewer
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David Ryall
Billy Buzzle Billy Buzzle   See fewer
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Sheila Keith
Mother Stephen Mother Stephen   See fewer
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Geoffrey Drew
Mr. Pinkerton / Pinkerton Mr. Pinkerton / Pinkerton   See fewer
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Pamela Ruddock
Mrs. Rollings Mrs. Rollings   See fewer
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Derek Francis
Bishop O'Reilly Bishop O'Reilly   See fewer
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Phoebe Nicholls
Nurse Owen Nurse Owen   See fewer
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Patrick Newell
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Daniel Gerroll
Johnny Downes Johnny Downes   See fewer
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Gerald Cross
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Young Lady Young Lady   See fewer
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Fred Bowlby Fred Bowlby   See fewer
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Jeremy Jeremy   See fewer
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John Bryans
Captain Kent Captain Kent   See fewer
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Margaret Flint
Mrs. Carlin Mrs. Carlin   See fewer
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Phyllis MacMahon
Mrs. Bowlby Mrs. Bowlby   See fewer
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John Ringham
Albert Appleby Albert Appleby   See fewer
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Child at Confession Child at Confession   See fewer
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Fred Dobie Fred Dobie   See fewer
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Mr. Ofori Mr. Ofori   See fewer
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Batty Holohan Batty Holohan   See fewer
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Father Jim Father Jim   See fewer
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Tim Fogarty Tim Fogarty   See fewer
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Charles Lamb
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Greg Summers Greg Summers   See fewer
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Benny Lee
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Dympna Tutty Dympna Tutty   See fewer
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Michael Troughton
Father Tom Father Tom   See fewer
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Matron Matron   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 133 votes