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The Apology

Father Figure Episode 1 of 6

Written, created by and starring comedian Jason Byrne, Father Figure follows the everyday chaos of the Whyte family. Jason Byrne plays family man Tom Whyte - a man who tries to be the best dad he can to his two sons while his wife works full time. He's the kind of dad all kids would want, and the kind of dad that all men would secretly like to be. He approaches his duties as a father with a huge dose of energy and enthusiasm, but where Tom is concerned disaster is never far away.

After a disastrous incident with the barbecue, Tom Whyte invites his neighbours Brendan and Helen over for a relaxed dinner party to say sorry. With the arrival of best friend Roddy and his parents unexpectedly descending on the house, the pressure's on Tom and it's not looking good. Things take a turn for the worse when wife Elaine arrives back from work and starts on the wine, Drew is sick on the trampoline and mother Mary gets stuck in the bathroom. By the time Brendan and Helen walk up the drive, Tom's at his wit's end and it looks like he'll owe them another apology very soon.

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30 minutes

Last on

Wed 18 Sep 2013 23:35
BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only

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Role Contributor
Tom WhyteJason Byrne
Elaine WhyteKaren Taylor
Mary WhytePauline McLynn
Pat WhyteDermot Crowley
RoddyMichael Smiley
Dylan WhyteMatthew Fenton
Drew WhyteAlexander Aze
BrendanDavid Reed
HelenMargaret Cabourn-Smith
Tim CurtainTim Downie
ProducerJulia McKenzie
DirectorNick Wood
WriterJason Byrne