Tim Vincent fronts new "frank and funny" Radio 4 series The Likely Dads

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by David Prior

Former Blue Peter presenter Tim Vincent is fronting a new Radio 4 series that promises a "frank and funny series of conversations" about parenting from the perspective of fathers.

Production company Made in Manchester is behind the new eight-part series, which will see Vincent joined by regular panellists Russell Kane and Mick Ferry.

Guests across the series include actors Chris Bisson (East Is East, Shameless, Emmerdale), Craig Kelly (Queer As Folk, Titanic) comedians John Thomson, Prince Abdi, Che Burnley, Scott Bennett and Laurence Clarke, health and wellbeing coach Mr Motivator and more.

Vincent, a father to two-year-old twin boys, said: "The Likely Dads is a place where men can muse, pontificate and share humorous stories.

"The series shows that men can be good parents as well as sobbing emotional wrecks when it comes to their children. Not all is harmony and agreed opinions, there’s a sharp divide and judgment on your preference of Bing versus Peppa Pig.

"Either way the show will make you laugh, maybe spit out your tea and hopefully have you nodding silently in agreement."

Sioned Wiliam, Radio 4’s Commissioning Editor for Comedy, added: “Hearing these dads chat, let off steam and share the funny side of parenting makes for a really enjoyable and interesting listen whether you’re a parent or not.”

The series will cover topics including parenting at different ages, education, holiday mishaps and keeping children entertained. The series launches on Thursday 29th October at 11pm.