Fatherhood Season

Fatherhood Season

Fatherhood Season


Fatherhood in an historical and contemporary context is celebrated in this season of programmes encompassing documentary, science, drama, and entertainment on BBC Four.

Programmes in the season


  1. Biology Of Dads Biology Of Dads

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    Child psychologist Laverne Antrobus investigates the psychology of families, revealing the biological changes that occur in fathers.

  2. A Century Of Fatherhood A Century Of Fatherhood

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    This series charts the revolution in fatherhood in Britain and provides a unique insight into 100 years of dramatic change.

  3. Disappearing Dad Disappearing Dad

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    Novelist Andrew Martin takes a light-hearted journey through three centuries of literary fatherhood.

  4. Fathers and Sons: The Waughs Fathers and Sons: The Waughs

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    Alexander Waugh reflects on the father-son relationships in this great literary dynasty.

  5. Lennon Naked Lennon Naked

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    John Lennon’s role as a father, and the impact of the reappearance of his own father, is the focal point of this drama.

  6. Till Death Us Do Part: Arguments, Arguments Till Death Us Do Part: Arguments, Arguments

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    The first proper episode of Johnny Speight's classic sitcom sees bigoted patriarch Alf Garnett share his thoughts on politics, society, culture and morality.

  7. The Cinema Show: Fathers and Sons on Film The Cinema Show: Fathers and Sons on Film

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    The film magazine programme has a look at the relationship between dads and their boys in the movies.

  8. Shooting the War: Men Shooting the War: Men

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    A look at the amateur films of events during WW2 made by two German and two Britons.

  9. Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives

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    Rock singer Mark Everett learns about the quantum physicist father he never really knew.

  10. Diary of a Nobody Diary of a Nobody

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    Andrew Davies's adaptation of George and Weedon Grossmith's novel about the diary of archetypal 'little man' Charles Pooter.

  11. What Did You Do in the Great War, Daddy? What Did You Do in the Great War, Daddy?

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    Documentary telling the tragic story of the greatest loss of fathers in British history.

  12. Men About the House Men About the House

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    A look how fathers have been the butt of the joke over the last five decades in British sitcoms.


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