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Unit 1: Drama: Father and Son

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Session 4

Pip has been found safe and well, but his mysterious drawings have given our detectives something to think about as they try to track down Jamie Phelps. 

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Activity 2

Father and Son: Episode 4 - part 2

Pip heard a roar

Pip tells Evan that he heard a roar like a lion. What could it have been?

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Right, I can’t tell if he’s witnessed anything truly traumatic. He’s not particularly chatty, which is fair enough, poor sod. He’s tired, I think he’s walked quite a way.


Hang on. From what I can gather, dad left him in the car, didn’t come back, Pip went looking for him. I think when he got to the big road, he didn’t know what to do.

How far can a four year old walk?

Farther than you’d think. A few miles.

And has he drawn something?

Yes. A couple. This is Pip’s picture of where he was this morning with his dad. So, we’ve got a hill, birds, grass, sand. I asked him what it sounded like and he did a sort of roaring sound.

Waves. The sound of the sea.

Bang on.


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

I didn't expect the drama to be so intriguing. Now I'm looking forward to the next part. The episodes are short but full of brilliant dialogue and the actors are amazing!
Inna, Ukraine

It's a very complete exercise to learn English. Thanks Rob and Team.
Cielo, Colombia

The new crime drama, 'Father and Son' is fascinating. I'm so excited to watch what has happened and what the truth is. Thank you BBC team for creating and presenting the new drama. I am learning English by enjoying the drama.
Sandi, Myanmar

I've been enjoying this drama. Thank you to the team! I think something to do with corona virus..? Jamie and Pip are self-isolating to protect Lucy.
Asami, Scotland

This is an unique way to learn English, I personally think this is an easier way to learn English, you guys try something different and it worked out! Great job.
Vu, Vietnam

Usually I don't like to read detective stories. One of the English professors told me to read detective stories to develop my English learning skills. On that intention I like to listen and watch these episodes. I am sure this will help me to learn. It looks natural.
Cyprian, India

Well, I don't think she is the killer. She seems worried and confused. She even turns to the social media to look for her loved ones while she is being interviewed by the inspectors. Something has happened for sure, always trust a woman's instinct. I hope it is a happy ending.
Rana, Syria

I think that Lucy lies... but nobody knows it until the end but I'll try to discover what happened with her husband....
Bryan, Ecuador

When the wife reads the message, the policemen see that she is not okay. She shows the message which is a clue from a security camera. Jaime was pointed with a gun and he was forced to get into a car.
Maria, Mexico

I really love the new drama. I feel like seeing and meeting with native English people. At outside, we will have to face and hear the normal people saying and talking that might not be as clear as the the teacher speaking. Thanks a lot bbc team for creating new drama session.
Yu, Myanmar


You can download the audio and transcript for Episode 3 here. 

Episode 4, part 3 will be available in Activity 3.

Session Vocabulary

  • Useful words and phrases from this episode

    top themselves
    kill themselves; commit suicide

    dual carriageway
    an out-of-town road with two lanes going in the same direction

    making a loud sound like a lion or the sea

    bang on