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Single Father 2010

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All four episodes of the BBC drama mini-series starring David Tennant and Suranne Jones. After the sudden death of his wife Rita, photographer and family man Dave (David Tennant) faces the daunting prospect of bringing up three young children and his teenage stepdaughter on his own. To make matters worse, Dave uncovers secrets about Rita's life that lead him to question whether he ever really knew her, and the comfort he finds in Rita's best friend Sarah (Jones) soon takes a turn for the complicated.

Starring:
Rupert Graves, Warren Brown
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Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 3 hours 55 minutes
Starring Rupert Graves, Warren Brown, Laura Fraser, Chris Hegarty, David Tennant, Jenni Keenan-Green, Isla Blair, Mark Heap, Neve McIntosh, Robert Dickson, Suranne Jones
Director Sam Miller
Genres Drama
Studio 2 ENTERTAIN
Rental release 29 November 2010
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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Many people will have missed this on television because it was broadcast at the same time as the unmissable Downton Abbey. However, if anyone omitted to record it, let me just whisper to you that it consists of the most compelling acting and original script writing.
Single Father is refreshing in that it avoids all the cliches of bereavement, of parenthood, of family relationships. The unexpected turn of events rings true. Single Father even avoids all the cliches about Glasgow, showing the city in a more realistic light.

Acting of the standard that David Tennant unfailingly produces can mean only one thing.....Arise, Sir David!
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I was one of those people who had missed 'Single Father' because of Downton Abbey and purchased the DVD pretty quickly on recommendation of a friend who had seen the drama on the telly. I was not disappointed.

Although sometimes hard to watch (I'm not good with grief), I found this 4-parter absolutely un-put-downable and would highly recommend it to anyone, not only David Tennant fans.
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I have watched all four episodes of this brilliant drama and cannot recommend it highly enough. It tackles some very challenging issues with a reality that is refreshing. The acting is fantastic, enabling the viewer to be totally absorbed by the story line. As a father myself, I can feel myself being transported into the emotional turmoil the death of a partner and mother to your children would bring. The fact that there is a lightness to this story as well means you are able to continue watching all the way to the end, being entertained and challenged at the same time.
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Single father is a story about the mourning of a very loved one, a wife and mother ; despite this, it's not a despairing story. It tells how the family manage to cope with their sorrow, life everyday and some unexpected secrets...
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I've watched Single Father many times and I just love it! David Tennant and Suranne Jones have such great chemistry and the kids are just adorable! I can highly recommend watching it!
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I'm a David Tenant fan so it wasn't hard to like this - a great and moving story with a good twist at the end.
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By Skeadugenga TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 31 Oct. 2010
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I was going to buy this for several rewatches, based on how much I enjoyed
the first three episodes.

Really fantastic acting throughout, its impossible not to engage with the characters although I thought Suranne Jones looked a bit wooden by comparison with some really good actors.

The lack of a happy ending though is very unsatisfactory. It completely revised my opinion of a major character and had such repercussions for the story that the last 3 minutes ruined the whole thing. I now despise one character so much that I can't watch it again.
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This is well acted and holds the interest. David Tennant fans will really like this mini-series. The story line is well written and provokes many emotions.
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