Father Figures is a week of specially commissioned stories by leading writers on the theme of fatherhood and adolescence.
The five authors, Patrick Gale, Panos Karnezis, John Mortimer, Helon Habila and Blake Morrison, have interpreted this theme in very different ways, exploring both the pleasures and pitfalls of fatherhood during the years of adolescence.
In contrast, some of the stories focus on the experience of being an adolescent.By Patrick Gale.
Frank prepares himself for a difficult 'man-to-man' conversation with his youngest son.
Read by Robert Bathurst
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By Panos Karnezis.
A father attempts to bond with his son on a rare weekend outing.
Read by Peter Polycarpou.
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Freddy becomes convinced that his father has played a gruesome part in his grandfather's sudden disappearance.
Read by Bernard Cribbins
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By Helon Habila.
A boy fears he's losing his father to the internet.
Read by Chiwetel Ejiofor
By Blake Morrison.
Vernon tries not to panic when his teenage daughter is reported missing from school.
Read by David Holt