One Born Every Minute

Series 3 - Episode 10

One Born Every Minute
Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

Tonight’s about-to-be-parents would probably all agree that birth is not a glamorous experience. “Leave your dignity at the door,” says one of the midwives. “You can pick it up again when you leave.” Sheree, 20, is mortified that she can’t control certain bodily functions, although Vicki, who’s in the delivery room with her partner Janet after conceiving using donor sperm, is oblivious to such niceties.

Ines, 30, and her 60-year-old husband Paul admit they are a very unlikely couple, but their religious beliefs create a firm bond – and give us the quietest birth of the programme. It’s not glamorous, but it is – almost – dignified.

About this programme

10/14. Three couples in different circumstances prepare to give birth. Ghost-hunter Vicki is supported by her partner Janet as she prepares to give birth to their first child, conceived using the mother's eggs and donor sperm. Ines and Paul Newell are separated in age by 30 years but find their shared religious beliefs tie them together, while 20-year-old Sheree and 19-year-old Danny try to adapt to the changes their baby will bring.

Cast and crew


Executive Producer
Peter Moore
Series Director
David Brindley
Series Producer
Dominique Foster