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Session 6

Could the celebrity chef Arthur Montgomery have some information which leads to the whereabouts of missing man Jamie Phelps? They spoke on the phone on the day of the disappearance. But what did they talk about? 

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Father and Son: Episode 6 - part 1

He's a bit of a rascal...

Celebrity chef Arthur Montgomery is one of Jamie Phelps's clients. They spoke on the phone on the morning of the disappearance. Can our detectives get any information from Arthur which will lead to Jamie's whereabouts?

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INTERVIEW ROOM

Arthur
Jamie Phelps… Between you and me, he’s a bit of a rascal that one, but I’m sure I mustn’t judge.

Callie
In what way, Mr Montgomery?

Arthur
Oh, call me Arthur, please.

Callie
Arthur, in what way did you mean that Jamie Phelps is a rascal?

Arthur
Oh you know… the usual sort of thing. We’ve had some good nights at the Groucho club that’s all… Although, I’m sure he’s settled down now. He’s a good man.

Nikesh
How long have you been Mr Phelps’s client Mr… Arthur?

Arthur
A long time. Ten years? You see, I had a restaurant in town - that was when he was part of KPL and he looked after our accounts. Then he lured me away when he struck out on his own. Rascal!

Callie
Mr Montgomery, when did you last speak to Jamie?

Arthur
We spoke this morning. Which I believe is why I’m here?

Nikesh
And what did you talk about if you don’t mind my asking?

Arthur
Oh he was after my paperwork. And quite right too. I can be a bit slapdash when it comes to keeping records and whatnot. It’s all a bit tedious, isn’t it?

Callie
Is it?

Arthur
It is. Especially when you are as busy as I am. I’ve got a new book out – Winter Warmers, I’ll leave you a copy.

Nikesh
Cheers. My wife’ll…

Callie
…Nikesh, we can’t accept that. Thanks anyway.

Nikesh
I’ll just leave it in my drawer for later. Cheers Arthu… Mr Montgomery.

Arthur
No problem. I can tell who’s in charge here. 

TO BE CONTINUED IN ACTIVITY 2

WATCH EPISODE 5

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I am greatly delighted with your new detective drama Father and Son! I have been following most of them with my student, but this one struck me with! superb acting and I felt as if it were a real life story . I am really looking forward to the next episodes.
Irene - Russia

I love this show! so thrilling! I think the father has something to hide, the wife has discovered it (or is about to) and he's trying to fix up the mess he's made!
Audrey - France

It's my first day learning English listening after works. I love detective movies, novels all the time. The drama appeals to me very much!
Gary - Taiwan

I love this crime drama me and my sister watch it on our free time and it helps us with our english and it's awesome to watch it! It's an awesome series! Me and my sister are already fluents but it's all very easy to understand! Thank you so much! For this awesome series!
Ashley - Portugal

It's creating more and more suspense now.
Tushar - India

Downloads 

You can download the audio and transcript for Episode 5 here. 

Episode 6, part 2 will be available in Activity 2.

Session Vocabulary

  • Useful words and phrases from this episode

    rascal
    dishonest person

    slapdash
    careless

    dotting the i's
    carefully adding the final details

    get hold of someone
    contact someone

    blackmail
    get money from someone by threatening to reveal embarrassing information about them

    wellies
    waterproof, usually rubber boots

    tool
    (slang) an insult about someone who behaves in a stupid way to attract attention