Famous Footsteps

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Author and journalist Fiona Neill explores the experience of growing up in a creatively successful family.

Fiona considers the challenges of maintaining a creative career while bringing up small children. How does a writer, working at home, manage to carve out the mental and physical space to work? Is the 'pram in the hallway' really a barrier to creative thought?

She talks to Jennifer Saunders, Adrian Edmondson, Daphne Du Maurier's daughter Tessa Montgomery and songwriter Guy Chambers about their experiences of balancing these conflicting demands.

A Paladin Invision production for BBC Radio 4.

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Author and journalist Fiona Neill explores the experience of growing up in a creatively successful family.

Fiona considers the challenges of maintaining a creative career while bringing up small children.

How does a writer, working at home, manage to carve out the mental and physical space to work? Is the 'pram in the hallway' really a barrier to creative thought?

She talks to Jennifer Saunders, Adrian Edmondson, Daphne Du Maurier's daughter Tessa Montgomery and songwriter Guy Chambers about their experiences of balancing these conflicting demands.

A Paladin Invision production for BBC Radio 4.

The challenges of balancing a creatively successful career with bringing up small children

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Fiona Neill explores the advantages of being born into a creatively successful family; what is the nature of the silver spoon handed down from one generation to the next?

Fiona Neill explores the advantages of being born into a creatively successful family.

Author and journalist Fiona Neill explores the experience of growing up in a creatively successful family.

What are the advantages of being born into a creatively successful family, and what is the nature of the silver spoon handed down from one generation to the next? Is it the contacts, insider knowledge or sense of entitlement that smoothes the way for the children of writers, musicians and artists? Fiona talks to Jennifer Saunders, Ella Edmondson, Guy Chambers and writer Kamila Shamsie to find out.

A Paladin Invision production for BBC Radio 4.

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Fiona Neill examines the burden of expectation felt by the children of creatively successful parents. How debilitating is the worry about comparisons being made with their parent?

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Fiona Neill examines the burden of expectation felt by the children of creatively successful parents.

How debilitating is the worry about comparisons being made with their parent?

The burden of expectation felt by the children of creatively successful parents.

Author and journalist Fiona Neill explores the experience of growing up in a creatively successful family.

Fiona examines the burden of expectation felt by the children of creatively successful parents.

If a child chooses to follow a similar path, how debilitating is the worry about comparisons being made with their parent? Does the fear of failure stifle potential creativity at birth? Or is it the weight of parental expectation that is the most daunting? Fiona talks to songwriter Guy Chambers, Sir Jonathan Miller's son William, and Jennifer Saunders, Adrian Edmondson and their children.

A Paladin Invision production for BBC Radio 4.

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Fiona Neill finds out how creatively successful people cope when things go wrong, talking to songwriter Guy Chambers, Adrian Edmondson and Daphne Du Maurier's daughter.

Fiona Neill finds out how creatively successful people cope when things go wrong.

Author and journalist Fiona Neill explores the experience of growing up in a creatively successful family.

Fiona finds out how creatively successful people cope when things go wrong.

What is the impact on a family when something occurs to prick the bubble of success? Fiona talks to songwriter Guy Chambers and his family about the breakdown in his working relationship with Robbie Williams.

She also talks to Adrian Edmondson about the ups and downs of managing his daughter, musician Ella Edmondson, and hears from Daphne Du Maurier's daughter about living with the legacy of a famous parent.

A Paladin Invision production for BBC Radio 4.

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Fiona Neill examines the reality behind the apparently bohemian lifestyle enjoyed by creative people, talking to William Miller, Guy Chambers and the daughter of Daphne Du Maurier.

Fiona Neill examines the reality behind the seemingly bohemian lives of creative people.

Author and journalist Fiona Neill explores the experience of growing up in a creatively successful family.

Fiona examines the reality behind the apparently bohemian lifestyle enjoyed by writers, musicians and artists.

She talks to the daughter of novelist Daphne Du Maurier about the loneliness of being brought up by the reclusive writer.

William Miller talks about the bohemian lifestyle enjoyed by his parents and its impact on his own life choices.

Songwriter Guy Chambers recalls the fun of being brought up in a household dominated by music.

A Paladin Invision production for BBC Radio 4.