A Century of Fatherhood reveals that the view we now have of fathers in the past is not always accurate.
A Century of Fatherhood is part of the Fatherhood season on BBC Four, celebrating fatherhood in an historical and contemporary context though documentary, science, drama, and entertainment programmes.Go to the Fatherhood season site
The myth of the tyrannical dad
Fathers of yesteryear tend to be portrayed as cold, detached, even callous creatures. However, BBC News Magazine finds that the cuddly, hands-on, sentimental dads we know today are by no means a modern-day creation.Read the full article
BBC TV Blog: Celebrating dads through time
Why are fathers the absent and distant figures in books and media? BBC Four controller Richard Klein exposes the myth in his Fatherhood season post on the BBC TV blog.Read Richard's blog post at the BBC TV blog