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The Essay, The Essay: The Father Instinct Episode guide

  1. The Father Instinct

    5/5 Writer/director Lou Stein reveals how his son, who has Down's Syndrome, inspires his work.

    First broadcast: 29 Apr 2011

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  2. James MacMillan

    4/5 Composer James MacMillan argues for the traditions of fatherhood to be re-discovered.

    First broadcast: 28 Apr 2011

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  3. Abdulrazak Gurnah

    3/5 Author Abdulrazak Gurnah makes contact with his father after a long period of absence.

    First broadcast: 27 Apr 2011

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  4. John Keane

    2/5 Artist John Keane discusses how his children have influenced how he sees his work.

    First broadcast: 26 Apr 2011

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  5. Lou Stein

    1/5 Writer/director Lou Stein explores the impact of fatherhood on creativity.

    First broadcast: 25 Apr 2011

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