Bless Me, Father

ITV (ended 1981)


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Episode Guide

  • Season 3
    • A Mixed-Up Marriage
      Mother Stephen demands an audience with Fr. Duddleswell over a serious problem: Christine Hammond, a war orphan brought up in the convent, has fallen in love with Isaac Rosen, the elder son of the local rabbi. When the priest and the rabbi meet, they immediately agree that the marriage is impossible; so the young couple decides to ask the Anglican vicar to marry them. When Mr. Pinkerton insists that they wait two weeks before making a decision, the couple come to see Fr. Boyd, who suggests a "naughty" plan: Christine and Isaac announce that they have already been married in the registry office. Both Fr. Duddleswell and Rabbi Rosen are overcome with joy and wish them happiness -- whereupon they confess they were only testing them to see who would treat them with greater kindness. Fr. Duddleswell invites Rabbi Rosen to dinner (which Mrs. Pring supplies from a local kosher caterer), and we learn that the wedding did indeed take place in the registry office, as Fr. Boyd leads a toast to the happy couple.moreless
    • Porgy & Bess
      Porgy & Bess
      Episode 6
      When Billy Buzzle sets up a pig-sty in his back yard to accommodate Porgy and Bess, two pigs he has received from a defaulting better, the resultant stench proves too much for Father Duddleswell, who desperately resorts to pig-napping, stealing Porgy by dead of night and taking him to a nearby farm. When Porgy subsequently dies, Billy takes Fr. Duddleswell to court, but the judge, while berating Fr. Duddleswell for his transparently dishonest testimony, rules in his favour. Then Bess appears to be succumbing to the same sickness, but Dr. Daley reassures everyone that she is only in labour...moreless
    • A Legend Comes to Stay
      When he was young, Father Duddleswell was curate to a legendary eccentric. Now, 40 years late, the old man has come to stay just when Father Duddleswell is incapacitated with lumbago, and manages to turn the parish upside down -- including locking Fr. Neil in the church with Mother Stephen.
    • Fire & Brimstone
      Fire & Brimstone
      Episode 4
      A family deals with an irreverent grandfather.
    • Beddings and Weddings
      Neil creates a family group for people with problems in their marriage, against Duddleswell's wishes.
    • Women
      Episode 2
      When Duddleswell insults his housekeeper by giving her some money and a rude comment, Mrs. Pring decides not to return to her job. Both Duddleswell and Neil decide that they can keep their home in order without her.
    • Things Are Not What They Seem
      Father Neil offers advice to a woman with marital problems and thereby provides a field day for gossips.
  • Season 2
  • Season 1