15 Kids and Counting

Series 1 - Episode 1

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

Having two or maybe three children is quite enough for most people, but a few couples in this country can’t – or won’t – stop having babies.

Noel and Sue Radford already have 14 children and baby number 15 is on its way; Tania and Mike Sullivan have nine and are expecting twins. Astoundingly, both women definitely want
more babies. It’s clear why the Sullivans have such a large brood – they’re born-again Catholics so consider every child a blessing and contraception a sin, even though Tania’s health is suffering. But it takes a while to find out the emotional reason that prompts the Radfords to keep reproducing.

About this programme

1/3. The lives of some of the UK's largest families, exploring why some people are determined to have as many children as possible - despite the risks this can pose to their health and finances. The first episode features Noel and Sue Radford from Morecambe, Lancashire, who are awaiting the birth of their 15th child, and Kent couple Tania and Mike Sullivan, whose family of nine children is set to expand further with the arrival of twins. However, Tania's medical history - including eight miscarriages - means her latest pregnancy is regarded as high-risk.

Cast and crew

Crew

Executive Producer
Donna Clark
Series Producer
Rachel Crellin
Categories
Documentary

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