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Unit 1: Drama: Father and Son

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  1. 1 Drama: Father and Son

Session 2

Our new crime drama continues. Two detectives are trying to work out what's really happened to Jamie Phelps and his son, who have been reported missing by wife and mother, Lucy Phelps. 

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Go backstage!

Rob's here with a review of the story so far, your comments and feedback and the winners of this week's prize draw.

*PLEASE NOTE: This video was recorded during the first launch of the drama and the prize giveaway is now closed and you are unable to enter.*


Watch the video and complete the activity

Your say...

Tell us what you think of our drama. Send us your comments here.

Here's what some of you have been saying...

Looks like Jamie might be having an extramarital affair or something like that, but then another point comes to mind why would someone indulged in these things, bring their child with them? I'm perplexed.
Teji, India

I think it´s a very interesting topic and I believe that we will discover some secrets which are hidden in the relationship of the woman and her husband who is missing.
Fernando, Argentina

Hi, I'm a great fan of BBC learning English. This drama is amazing! It looks like my favorite detective story, "Line of duty" presented by BBC. Besides, I can hear and learn natural English conversation. Thank you !
Nobu, 日本

I reckon that she killed her husband for some reason (maybe there was a loud of problems between them ) sent her son to be with someone somewhere so, she's reported to cops to keep herself away from suspecting.
Zahra, Iraq.


You can download the audio and transcript for Episode 1 here.

What happens next? The full Episode 2 will be available in Activity 5.

Session Vocabulary

  • Useful words and phrases from this episode

    Personal Assistant - person who helps you with your job often by performing administrative tasks

    preparing reports and other written tasks that are part of your job

    state of mind
    how someone is feeling and behaving at that time

    detailed scientific methods used to solve a crime

    clothing item consisting of trousers and a piece of cloth covering the chest, held up by straps over the shoulders