Father Figure. Copyright: BBC / Idil Sukan.

Father Figure

BBC One sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2013. Stars Jason Byrne, Karen Taylor, Pauline McLynn, Dermot Crowley, Matthew Fenton, Alexander Aze, Michael Smiley and Tim Downie.

Series 1, Episode 1 - The Apology

Tom invites his timid neighbours Helen and Brendan over for a relaxed dinner party to say sorry, after previously causing them minor injuries in a disastrous incident with the barbecue.

Further details

Father Figure. Image shows from L to R: Mary Whyte (Pauline McLynn), Tom Whyte (Jason Byrne). Copyright: BBC / Idil Sukan.

Tom invites his timid neighbours Helen and Brendan over for dinner to say sorry, having caused them minor injuries in a barbecue incident.

However, chaos is never far away where Tom is concerned and his family are convinced things will go horribly wrong with him at the helm.

With the arrival of best friend Roddy, who brings along his own interpretation of dessert much to Tom's dismay, and his parents unexpectedly descending on the house, Tom feels that the whole world is conspiring against him getting the meal ready in time.

Things take a turn for the worse when wife Elaine arrives back from work and starts on the wine - Drew is sick on the trampoline and mother Mary gets stuck in the bathroom.

By the time Brendan and Helen walk up the drive, Tom is at his wit's end and it looks like he'll owe them another apology very soon.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 18th September 2013
Time
10:35pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jason Byrne Tom Whyte
Karen Taylor Elaine Whyte
Pauline McLynn Mary Whyte
Dermot Crowley Pat Whyte
Matthew Fenton Dylan Whyte
Alexander Aze Drew Whyte
Michael Smiley Roddy
Tim Downie Tim Curtain
Guest cast
David Reed Brendan
Margaret Cabourn-Smith Helen
Writing team
Jason Byrne Writer
Laurence Howarth Writer (Additional Material)
James Kettle Writer (Additional Material)
Simon Littlefield Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Nick Wood Director
Julia McKenzie Producer
Stephen McCrum Executive Producer
Mark Lawrence Editor
John Asbridge Production Designer

Videos

I'm a human poo

Drew gets creative with a jar of chocolate spread.

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Featuring: Jason Byrne (Tom Whyte), David Reed (Brendan), Margaret Cabourn-Smith (Helen), Matthew Fenton (Dylan Whyte), Alexander Aze (Drew Whyte).

The Whyte household

Tom's neighbours have no idea what awaits them at the Whyte household.

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Featuring: Jason Byrne (Tom Whyte), David Reed (Brendan), Margaret Cabourn-Smith (Helen), Pauline McLynn (Mary Whyte).

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