When a newly-ordained priest, Neil Boyd, comes to the parish of St Jude's, he discovers that nothing in the seminary could have prepared him for Father Duddleswell - a robust and cheerful eccentric who has been the parish priest for many years. Neil is befuddled when Duddleswell insists that as well as the usual virtues of patience, love and charity, a parish priest must have sagacity, and both the reserve and resourcefulness of a poker player. His confusion increases when Duddleswell and his housekeeper of twenty years start hurling insults at each other.
Fresh from his success with Dad's Army, Arthur Lowe chalked up another success as the mischievous Father Duddleswell. With subtle and witty scripts from Peter de Rosa (based on his experiences as a novice curate), Bless Me Father is a gem of a comedy program, with Arthur Lowe at his best.