Which TV dad are you?

As telly’s most even-tempered dad Mike Heck returns to screens this Tuesday in Comedy Central’s The Middle, we challenge you to determine where you sit on the daddy cool scale. Are you jamming like Jim Royle or more embarrassing than Peter Griffin? Head to www.virginmediapresents.com to find out more…

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On Mar 29, 2017

You’ve got a bit extra in the bank and your wife wants a family holiday. What's your response?


You’re cooking dinner. What’s on the menu?

What do you do for some parent-child bonding?


What do you lounge around the house in?

What’s your exercise of choice?


What’s your job?

Your daughter brings her new boyfriend home. Do you…

You’ve accidentally broken your wife’s very expensive vase. Do you …

Peter Griffin

Peter Griffin

You take a relaxed approach to parenting. Keep ‘em fed and watered – they’ll figure the rest out.

Family Guy, daily from 10pm, FOX/HD (CH 157/199) and daily from 11pm, BBC Three HD (CH 163)

Jim Royle

Jim Royle

You love nothing more than an evening in front of the telly with your family – as long as you’re in charge of what’s on.

The Royle Family, available now on Netflix

Mike Heck

Mike Heck

You’re the level-headed kind of Pa. Your job is to keep your kids’ feet super-glued to the ground.

The MIddle, Tuesdays, 9pm, Comedy Central (CH 132/181)

Mick Carter

Mick Carter

You’re like a Pavlova – hard and crunchy on the outside, but soft and gooey within.

EastEnders, Mondays and Fridays 8pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30pm, BBC One HD (CH 108)

Robert Crawley

Robert Crawley

You’re a generous kind of papa, but you have high standards that must be upheld.

Downton Abbey, Sundays, 9pm, ITV HD (CH 113)