The Apology

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Episode 1 of 6

Duration: 30 minutes

Written, created by and starring comedian Jason Byrne, Father Figure follows the everyday chaos of the Whyte family. Jason Byrne plays family man Tom Whyte - a man who tries to be the best dad he can to his two sons while his wife works full time. He's the kind of dad all kids would want, and the kind of dad that all men would secretly like to be. He approaches his duties as a father with a huge dose of energy and enthusiasm, but where Tom is concerned disaster is never far away.

After a disastrous incident with the barbecue, Tom Whyte invites his neighbours Brendan and Helen over for a relaxed dinner party to say sorry. With the arrival of best friend Roddy and his parents unexpectedly descending on the house, the pressure's on Tom and it's not looking good. Things take a turn for the worse when wife Elaine arrives back from work and starts on the wine, Drew is sick on the trampoline and mother Mary gets stuck in the bathroom. By the time Brendan and Helen walk up the drive, Tom's at his wit's end and it looks like he'll owe them another apology very soon.

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Wed 18 Sep 2013 23:35 BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only

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Credits

Tom Whyte
Jason Byrne
Elaine Whyte
Karen Taylor
Mary Whyte
Pauline McLynn
Pat Whyte
Dermot Crowley
Roddy
Michael Smiley
Dylan Whyte
Matthew Fenton
Drew Whyte
Alexander Aze
Brendan
David Reed
Helen
Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Tim Curtain
Tim Downie
Producer
Julia McKenzie
Director
Nick Wood
Writer
Jason Byrne

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