Not My Father's Son - A Family Memoir

Episodes

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01A Revelation2014111720141118 (R4)

Alan Cumming reads his moving memoir about his relationship with his father.

Alan Cumming reads his deeply moving memoir about his relationship with his father and the mystery of his maternal grandfather.

Alan Cumming grew up in the iron grip of a father who readily meted out violence. In the spring of 2010, after a decade of estrangement, Alex Cumming, Alan's father, renewed contact with his son.

Aware that Alan had agreed to film an episode of 'Who Do You Think You Are?' and so solve a family mystery, Alex, now terminally ill, chose this moment to share a shocking secret.

In this powerful, honest and moving memoir, Alan explores his troubled relationship with his father against the backdrop of filming 'Who Do You Think You Are?' where he makes discoveries about the life of his enigmatic grandfather. In the process he discovers more about himself.

Written and read by Alan Cumming.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

02Looking Back2014111820141119 (R4)

Alan Cumming reads his moving memoir about his relationship with his father.

Alan Cumming reads his deeply moving memoir about his relationship with his father and the mystery of his maternal grandfather. Today, difficult memories.

Written and read by Alan Cumming.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

02Looking Back2014111820141119 (R4)

Alan Cumming reads his moving memoir about his relationship with his father.

03The Box In The Attic20141119

Alan Cumming reads his deeply moving memoir about his relationship with his father and the mystery of his maternal grandfather. Today, discoveries about his grandfather's past prompt memories and reflections.

Written and read by Alan Cumming.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

03The Box In The Attic2014111920141120 (R4)

Discoveries about his grandfather's past prompt memories and reflections for Alan.

Alan Cumming reads his deeply moving memoir about his relationship with his father and the mystery of his maternal grandfather. Today, discoveries about his grandfather's past prompt memories and reflections.

Written and read by Alan Cumming.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

03The Box In The Attic2014111920141120 (R4)

Discoveries about his grandfather's past prompt memories and reflections for Alan.

04A Truth2014112020141121 (R4)

In this episode of his moving memoir, Alan Cumming tells of a reckoning.

Alan Cumming reads his deeply moving memoir about his relationship with his father and the mystery of his maternal grandfather. Today, a reckoning.

Written and read by Alan Cumming.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

05 LASTWrapping Up2014112120141122 (R4)

Alan Cumming reads the final episode of his moving memoir.

Alan Cumming reads his deeply moving memoir about his relationship with his father and the mystery of his maternal grandfather. Today, wrapping up.

Written and read by Alan Cumming.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.