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Father Figure. Copyright: BBC / Idil Sukan
Father Figure

Father Figure

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2013
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Studio sitcom starring Jason Byrne as a stay-at-home husband trying to bring up his two rebellious sons. Stars Jason Byrne, Karen Taylor, Pauline McLynn, Dermot Crowley, Matthew Fenton and more.


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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

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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