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Created byTom Rob Smith
Written byTom Rob Smith
Directed byJames Kent
Charles Sturridge
StarringRichard Gere
Helen McCrory
Billy Howle
Composer(s)Rob Lane
Will Rice
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Alan Poul
Hilary Salmon
Elizabeth Kilgarriff
Tom Rob Smith
Producer(s)Sharon Bloom
Lisa Osborne
Production location(s)London
Editor(s)Philip Kloss
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)BBC Studios
BBC Two Films
DistributorBBC Studios
Original networkBBC Two
Picture format16:9 (1080p)
Audio formatStereo
Original release6 March (2019-03-06) –
24 April 2019 (2019-04-24)
External links
Production website

MotherFatherSon is a BBC Studios television series starring Richard Gere – his first major television role –[1] Helen McCrory, Billy Howle, Ciarán Hinds and Elena Anaya. The series broadcast on BBC Two began on 6 March 2019 and ended on 24 April 2019. Its average viewers in millions was 2.69[2]


Caden Finch is the editor of a London newspaper owned by his American father, Max (Richard Gere).

Cast and characters[edit]


No.TitleDirected by [3]Written byOriginal air dateU.K. viewers
1Episode 1James KentTom Rob Smith6 March 2019 (2019-03-06)4.53
2Episode 2James KentTom Rob Smith13 March 2019 (2019-03-13)3.18
3Episode 3Charles SturridgeTom Rob Smith20 March 2019 (2019-03-20)2.55
4Episode 4Charles SturridgeTom Rob Smith27 March 2019 (2019-03-27)2.44
5Episode 5Charles SturridgeTom Rob Smith3 April 2019 (2019-04-03)2.39
6Episode 6Charles SturridgeTom Rob Smith10 April 2019 (2019-04-10)2.16
7Episode 7James KentTom Rob Smith17 April 2019 (2019-04-17)2.21
8Episode 8James KentTom Rob Smith24 April 2019 (2019-04-24)2.06


BBC Studios produced the series. This is Richard Gere's first TV role, apart from appearing in Kojak in 1976. Gere said, "It’s been almost 30 years since I worked in television. I'm so pleased to be working now with the BBC on this extraordinary eight-hour project with such talented people and which resonates so much to the time we live in". He seemed less enamoured of the project after filming, telling the Radio Times, "It was six months’ shooting, like doing four indie movies back to back but playing the same character. It’s too long. I don’t think I’ll do it again." Directed by James Kent, filming took place in summer 2018 in London and on location in Spain[4][3]


The series premiere was on BBC Two in March and April, 2019. It will be distributed internationally by BBC Studios.


  1. ^ "Richard Gere to Return to TV After Nearly 30 Years, in BBC Drama 'MotherFatherSon'". May 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Robert (2018-08-27). "First Look at Richard Gere in BBC's 'MotherFatherSon'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  3. ^ a b Nolfi, Joey (23 May 2018). "Richard Gere returning to TV in BBC drama MotherFatherSon". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Richard Gere Confirmed For First Major TV Role In BBC Drama 'MotherFatherSon'". May 22, 2018.

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