Martin Freeman admits his new show Breeders filmed two versions of the same script

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Comedy series Breeders had two different scripts, according to star Martin Freeman.

Appearing on tonight's (April 10) episode of The Graham Norton Show alongside his co-star Daisy Haggard, via Skype of course, Martin described their new Sky One show as "not cuddly" due to its colourful language and "unflinching" representation of parenthood.

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The Hobbit favourite explained: "We thought that there was room in the world for a comedy that was still a comedy, but is quite dark and unflinching about the harder parts of being a parent in a family situation."

So what about the strong language throughout the show?

"Apparently you are not supposed to swear in front of kids!" Martin joked. "There were two versions of the script – a mild one for in front of the kids and then another sweary version that they had to wear headphones for."

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Recalling the hurdles this created, Daisy added: "They turned the mild script into something so surreal that I got all completely giggly and could barely do it!"

Sat in his house on camera, Martin also revealed that as he and Daisy are "quite sweary", a "grown-up word would slip in" quite often during the shoot – much to the delight of the kids.

"Luckily their mums were very forgiving," he added.

Breeders premiered on FX in the US on March 2, with a UK premiere on Sky One following on March 12. You can catch up with the series on Sky One and NOW TV.

The Graham Norton Show returns tonight (April 10) on BBC One at 9pm.

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