A Family Business

Johnny Ball, father of Zoe, presents a series about the trials and tribulations of working in showbusiness with members of your own family.

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The reasons why people choose to stick with their own kith and kin in the entertainment business.

It's not just on stage that showbusiness families work together; the Grade family were nearly all at one time involved in managing different aspects of the entertainment business, and as one of the clan admits, when it came to business, there were no holds barred.

So what are some of the particular difficulties that family acts are likely to face, and how do they overcome them?

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It's not just on-stage that show business families work together; the Grade family were nearly all at one time involved in managing different aspects of the entertainment business, and as one of the clan admits, when it came to business, there were no holds barred.

So what are some of the particular difficulties that family acts are likely to face, and how do they overcome them?

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Johnny Ball - father of Zoe - presents a series about the trials and tribulations of working in showbusiness with members of your own family.

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There are many benefits to 'keeping it in the family', not least of which is knowing each other inside out.

But what happens when a member of the act wants to go their own way to leave the business completely perhaps, or to strike out on their own? Is the showbiz family way of life something to be recommended to the next generation, or to be avoided at all costs?

But what happens when a member of the act wants to go their own way - to leave the business completely or to strike out on their own? Is the showbiz family way of life something to be recommended to the next generation, or to be avoided at all costs?