If you've ever read the crude comic called Viz, you may know that one of the regular strips is called 'Victorian Dad'; he's a very old-fashioned, strict character who is based on stereotypical ideas of how fathers behaved many decades ago.

Now a new programme entitled A Century of Fatherhood sets out to challenge some of these assumptions, and tell the true story of the changing role of the father in the UK during the last hundred years. Drawing on personal testimony, archive footage and new research, the three-part series begins on BBC4 on Monday 21 June at 9pm.


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