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 3 - House Husband Of The Year

Tom is first to admit he's no domestic God, but when a national competition to find The House Husband Of The Year is announced, he is dragged into a rigorous training schedule.

Further details

Father Figure. Image shows from L to R: , Tim Curtain (Tim Downie). Copyright: BBC / Idil Sukan.

With his competitive mother Mary as his trainer and the assistance of Pat, Roddy, Elaine and his sons, Tom eventually finds his inner Mammy and goes head-to-head with his neighbour Tim in the gripping final.

But, as always in the Whyte family, things don't run quite to plan and a surprise outcome in the final could see Tom's hard work scuppered.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 2nd October 2013
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
Thom Collett Quiet Joe
Simon Delaney Roni Bread
Chrissie Cotterill Gerty Howlett
Tayler Marshall Fran Curtain
James Benson Mr O'Reilly (Judge)
Kevin Moore Mr McGrath (Judge)
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


Your 'inner mammy'

Mary gets Tom in touch with his 'inner mammy' the hard way.

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Featuring: Jason Byrne (Tom Whyte), Karen Taylor (Elaine Whyte), Pauline McLynn (Mary Whyte), Dermot Crowley (Pat Whyte), Michael Smiley (Roddy).

The man mum

Tom takes on Tim to be the House Husband of the Year.

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Featuring: Jason Byrne (Tom Whyte), Simon Delaney (Roni Bread), Tim Downie (Tim Curtain).


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