Unit 1: Drama: Father and Son
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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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Jamie Phelps… Between you and me, he’s a bit of a rascal that one, but I’m sure I mustn’t judge.
In what way, Mr Montgomery?
Oh, call me Arthur, please.
Arthur, in what way did you mean that Jamie Phelps is a rascal?
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.
How long have you been Mr Phelps’s client Mr… 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!
Mr Montgomery, when did you last speak to Jamie?
We spoke this morning. Which I believe is why I’m here?
And what did you talk about if you don’t mind my asking?
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?
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.
Cheers. My wife’ll…
…Nikesh, we can’t accept that. Thanks anyway.
I’ll just leave it in my drawer for later. Cheers Arthu… Mr Montgomery.
No problem. I can tell who’s in charge here.
TO BE CONTINUED IN ACTIVITY 2
Here's what some of you have been saying...
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
Episode 6, part 2 will be available in Activity 2.
Useful words and phrases from this episode
dotting the i's
carefully adding the final details
get hold of someone
get money from someone by threatening to reveal embarrassing information about them
waterproof, usually rubber boots
(slang) an insult about someone who behaves in a stupid way to attract attention