Chris Addison on Breeders; Nadifa Mohamed's new novel; BBC Proms 2021 debuts

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Breeders is a highly successful TV comedy series that looks honestly and unflinchingly at the difficulties (and rewards) of parenting. It’s just about to return for a second series and we speak with director and co-creator Chris Addison whose own work includes stand-up, acting and directing shows such as The Thick of It, In The Loop, Veep and many many more. Novelist Nadifa Mohamed tells us about the 17 year journey to publishing her novel The Fortune Men, the true story of the wrongful conviction of a Somali sailor in Cardiff's Tiger Bay in 1952. With the launch of the BBC Proms 2021 Season, Front Row gathers three artists who will be making their Proms debuts this year: composer Grace-Evangeline Mason who was commissioned to create a new work – The Imagined Forest - to mark the Albert Hall’s 150th anniversary. Musician Adam Szabo who will be joined in making his Proms debut with 19 members of his Manchester Collective; and Icelandic pianist Vikingur Olafsson who joined Front Row regularly during the early months of the first lockdown in 2020. They talk to Tom about what the Proms mean to them. Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe Producer: Oliver Jones

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