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Father and Son

Hardeep Singh Kohli draws on his own experience to reflect on the relationship between fathers and sons.

Being the father of a son who's about to turn 21, Hardeep Singh Kohli is drawn to reflect on this special parental relationship.

With reference to the writings of Marilynne Robinson, Cormac McCarthy and Arthur Miller, and music by Terry Riley, The Lemonheads and John Lennon.

Produced by Alan Hall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio Four.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 23 Feb 2014 23:30

Music Played

  • My Papa's Waltz

    A young boy dances in the kitchen with his father

  • What Sons Need From Their Dads

    How men convey their affection to their sons

  • On the Birth of His Son

    A father wishes ignorance on his son so that he can have a tranquil life as a cabinet minister.

  • Guess How Much I Love You

    A father and son compete to reveal how much they love the other

  • Reunion

    A young man reunites with his estranged father and sees in him his future and his doom

  • O My Pa-Pa

    An imagined poetry workshop for the disgruntled fathers of poets

  • Cat Stevens

    Father and Son

    • Tea for the Tillerman.
    • A & M.
  • Ben Harper

    Beautiful Boy

    • Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur.
    • Warner Bros.
  • The National

    Son

    • The National.
    • Brassland.
  • Radiohead

    Sail to the Moon

    • Hail to the Thief.
    • Parlophone.
  • William Lloyd Webber

    Nocturne for Cello and Piano

    Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber.
    • Music of William Lloyd Webber.
    • ASV.
    • 961.
  • Pulp

    A Little Soul

    • This is Hardcore.
    • ASV.
  • Johnny Cash & Fiona Apple

    Father and Son

    • Unearthed.
    • Mercury.

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