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Father and Son is a British crime-thriller focusing on the life of main character, Michael O'Connor, who is returning home to Ireland after spending many years in prison. After being arrested, Michael left his wife Lynne and son Sean in Ireland. His wife Lynne is murdered shortly after Michael is released from prison in a gang shooting in Manchester, which ultimately leads Michael back into a life of crime.

Shortly before Michael's imprisonment and after his mother's murder, Michael's son Sean is forced to move in with Lynne's sister, Connie. Following in his father's footsteps, Sean gets involved with the wrong crowd and finds himself being arrested for a murder he didn't commit. Father and Son showcases the dangerous British and Irish crime underworlds and follows Michael O'Connor on a crime-filled journey through the streets to free his son Sean from a wrongful murder charge and to tie up loose ends with past friends and enemies.

BBC America
1 Season, 4 Episodes
June 29, 2009
Drama
7.5/10
Cast: Dougray Scott, Sophie Okonedo, Ian Hart, Stephen Rea
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Father & Son Full Episode Guide

  • Michael goes to talk to Sean in prison and tells him about the deal he struck with Conroy but Sean refuses to co-operate; Stacey goes to collect Barrington's money and has a confrontation with Michael; McGinty and Henderson enter Anna's house and tie her up, leaving a Molotov Cocktail next to her on the orders of Augustine. Catch all this and more in this captivating final episode!

  • Michael meets with Conroy to make a deal and gain the release of Sean. Meanwhile, Michael's dad has a heart-attack whilst visiting Sean at the prison. When Michael goes to pick up clothes for John from his house he discovers that John was grassing him to Conroy years earlier and which may have led to Lynn' s death. Sean discovers that Barrington and Stacey are involved and becomes enraged. Meanwhile, Irish detectives begin to hound Anna in Ireland.

  • D.I. Tony Conroy and his team search for Jacob King and the Motorway Crew; Michael and Sean meet at the prison but relations are hostile; Michael and Barrington hatch a plan to help Barrington escape with Sean with the help of Augustine Flynn and some creative money laundering- all this and more, in this action packed episode.

  • Ex Manchester gangland boss Michael O'Connor, who is now happily settled in rural Ireland, is forced to go back to Manchester when his son Sean is found guilty of the murder of a gang member. The shooting was done by Sean's girlfriend, Stacey Cox, but in order to protect her Sean takes the blame, even though he has no criminal affiliation. Michael must find a way of protecting Sean before he becomes jail bound. Meanwhile, Michael's Irish girlfriend Anna finds out that she is pregnant.

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