A FATHER and son have become a world-record breaking duo.

Fabian Lord, impressed with son Monty achieving not one but two world records, decided to follow in his footsteps.

Now the TV producer from Heaton holds the Guinness World Record for producing the most translated short film in the world.

Monty, aged 15, holds the records for identifying the most books by their characters and recognising book titles by their first line.

Fabian's film, Peterloo, Witnesses to a Massacre, a documentary based on witness testimony from the 1819 clash in Manchester, has been translated into more than double the previous record of 11 languages.

Fabian said: “Monty made it look so easy. I thought I’d give it a go to see whether I could also achieve a record. It would be rude not too.

“It was actually Monty who passed on the good news to me. He was using my computer at the time an email arrived from the official Guinness World Records adjudicator to confirm my world record. He walked in and shook my hand… then patted me on the head.”

The St Joseph’s RC pupil said: “It’s funny because usually it’s my father that gets to comment on my achievements. This time, the tables have turned and it’s great to be able to congratulate him instead.”

Fabian likened organising the translation of the film to a military logistics exercise “with a to and fro between various language translators all around the world”.

Languages the film has been translated into include Afrikaans, Greek, Hebrew, Korean, Mandarin, Thai and Welsh

He said: “As you can imagine the standards I had to meet for the Guinness World Records evidence review team were incredibly stringent.” The film is on Amazon Prime.

Record-breaking challenges are being set aside ­for now ­as Monty focuses on his GCSEs and dad concentrates on writing and producing a new TV show.