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Unit 1: Drama: Father and Son

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Session 3

Two detectives are trying to work out the movements of Jamie Phelps and his son, who have been reported missing by wife and mother, Lucy Phelps. 

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Activity 1

Father and Son: Episode 3 - part 1

Someone's been found

Detective Callie Pritchard gets a message on the police radio. What's happened?

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  1. Office

Attention all units. We need eyes on a silver Mercedes. Registration KS3 FOT. Driver is a white male, 39 years of age, one passenger, 4 years of age. Father and son. We have one unconfirmed sighting, 1028, northbound A23. Reason to believe the father may attempt to take his own life. Possible threat to son.

(thinking aloud)

We need to get a better idea of what’s going on. Nikesh, get on to the mobile provider. Who has he spoken to today? Where was that last text sent from?

Radio voice
Just passed a silver Mercedes parked outside Asda on Beltonfield Road. We’re on route to a callout at the Royal Infirmary. Can’t stop, but the reg was a KS something.

On my way.   



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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 2 here. 

Episode 3, part 2 will be available in the next activity.

Session Vocabulary

  • Useful words and phrases from this episode

    bricking it
    (informal) very nervous or scared

    thinking about something else and not thinking about what is happening now

    person who prepares financial records for a company or person

    decide the order in which to do a number of tasks so the most important ones get done first

    (informal/noun) thousand pounds