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 6 - Mother Figure

The balance of the Whyte family household is rocked when Elaine makes the surprise announcement that she thinks she might be pregnant.

Further details

Father Figure. Tom Whyte (Jason Byrne). Copyright: BBC / Idil Sukan.

Tom has not taken the news of the two previous pregnancies well in the past, having found the idea of being a dad somewhat overwhelming, so Elaine is concerned at how he will react this time. All seems to be fine until inexplicably Tom starts having food cravings and putting on weight.

Dad Tom is not the only member of the family struggling with the news - son Drew is anxious about a new arrival and asks his grandad Pat to explain where babies come from.

Roddy, meanwhile, thinks it's time he got back into the dating scene, and takes to the internet looking for love.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 23rd 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
    Guest cast
    David Reed Brendan
    Isy Suttie Janet
    Rosalyn Wright Dr Lang
    Rosa-Marie Lewis Lady in Waiting Room
    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
    Jason Byrne Associate Producer
    Mark Lawrence Editor
    John Asbridge Production Designer

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