Swimming With My Father

Tim Pigott-Smith reads from Tim Jeal's portrait of his parents.

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0120050221

Young Tim is torn between a worldly mother and an eccentric father.

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Tim is sent off to boarding school, his mother anxious that he meet people who are less cranky than his father.

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Disaster strikes when Tim persuades his father to buy him a toy boat to sail on the pond in Kensington Gardens.

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Tim's gentle eccentric father is beginning to show signs of dementia.

His mother's 17 cats are making their presence felt at home.

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Tim's mother uses her newly acquired false teeth to entertain her grandchildren.

Lying on the floor at her former accompanist's house, Tim's father has a religious experience.