This Sunday 19 June is Father’s Day, a time to celebrate fatherhood and paternal bonds. It’s not only the UK who observes Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June, countries such as France, Hong Kong, India, USA and Nigeria do too. So if you’re stuck for ideas on what to get as the perfect present, fear not! Here are some of our top picks.

 

Detectorists is a quintessential English comedy starring Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones as Andy and Lance, two friends who share a passion for metal detecting. Set in the Essex countryside, the BAFTA award-wining show excels at showing the nuances of male friendship as the pair try to strike gold while balancing their tangled personal lives.

 

If your dad is a bit of a thrill seeker and into crime drama, we wholeheartedly recommend The Tunnel, which is a high-octane drama starring Stephen Dillane and Clémence Poésy as two polar opposite detectives who investigate a number of shocking crimes. Series one was based on the popular Nordic Noir programme The Bridge and followed the death of a prominent politician. The second series, The Tunnel: Sabotage, broke away from the format for an original story and sees Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann reunited to investigate the abduction of a French couple from the Eurotunnel, but all is not what it seems…

 

Foyle’s War is a must for all dads who are self-confessed history buffs! Created by Anthony Horowitz, Michael Kitchen stars as hardworking Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle who investigates crimes on the home front during World War II. The show ran for eight series and has garnered international acclaim.

 

For all the active dads (and armchair travellers) out there, we suggest Wainwright Walks, which follows Julia Bradbury in the footsteps of Alfred Wainwright, a fell walker, guidebook author and illustrator who explored all the major fells in the Lake District and whose work has become an authoritative guide. Featuring beautiful landscapes, it’s a must-own. We guarantee you’ll want to put on your walking shows and go for a wander afterwards.

 

If your dad bemoans the era of classic television, then may we suggest Dixon of Dock Green. Airing between 1955 and 1976, the much-loved show was filmed on set and on location in the dockland community of London’s East End and became one of the longest-running police series on British television. Check out the programme that paved the way for all the other police dramas that followed.

 

Happy Father’s Day to all our followers, have a great day!