Father Figures

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.

Episodes

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2/5. An Afternoon Outing.

By Panos Karnezis.

Five stories about fathers and teenagers. A father attempts to bond with his son on a rare weekend outing.

Read by Peter Polycarpou.

20040516

3/5. The Mysterious Affair

By John Mortimer

Continuing this series of stories about fathers and adolescents. Freddy becomes convinced that his father has played a gruesome part in his grandfather's sudden disappearance.

Read by Bernard Cribbins.

AR01Gentleman's Relish2003072120040502

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

AR01Gentleman's Relish2003072120040502

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

AR02An Afternoon Outing2003072220040509

By Panos Karnezis.

A father attempts to bond with his son on a rare weekend outing.

Read by Peter Polycarpou.

AR02An Afternoon Outing2003072220040509

By Panos Karnezis.

A father attempts to bond with his son on a rare weekend outing.

Read by Peter Polycarpou.

AR03The Mysterious Affair2003072220040516

By John Mortimer

Freddy becomes convinced that his father has played a gruesome part in his grandfather's sudden disappearance.

Read by Bernard Cribbins

AR03The Mysterious Affair2003072220040516

By John Mortimer

Freddy becomes convinced that his father has played a gruesome part in his grandfather's sudden disappearance.

Read by Bernard Cribbins

AR04The Internet Explorer2003072420040523

By Helon Habila.

A boy fears he's losing his father to the internet.

Read by Chiwetel Ejiofor

AR05 LASTMissing2003072520040530

By Blake Morrison.

Vernon tries not to panic when his teenage daughter is reported missing from school.

Read by David Holt

AR05 LASTMissing2003072520040530

By Blake Morrison.

Vernon tries not to panic when his teenage daughter is reported missing from school.

Read by David Holt