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S1-E1 Birth of the Planet

S1-E1 Birth of the Planet

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Sharon Horgan’s young Irishwoman meets a handsome American stranger (co-writer Rob Delaney) in a bar and embarks on a wild affair that they both know will end when he heads back to the US. Problem is, she then falls pregnant and they decide to stay together and keep the child.

It’s a premise that isn’t as far-fetched as it sounds. She obviously needs the support, while he is adamant that his kid will have what he didn’t – a dad who sticks around.

It’s grown-up, rude, the sex scenes are hilarious and the two leads have a genuine rapport in a comedy that has you rooting for this odd couple all the way through, whether it is meeting her ghastly friends or coping with the medical scares that accompany her pregnancy. There are verve, panache and real things at stake here.

Summary

Tony Robinson investigates the cataclysmic events that are believed to have profoundly changed planet Earth and allowed life to appear in such abundance and variety. Using the expertise of astronomers, biologists and scientists, he explores the hypothesis that the collision of a Mars-sized planet with Earth four-and-a-half-billion years ago was the most defining event in history because it created the moon.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Tony Robinson
Director Sophie Harris
Executive Producer Stephen Marsh
Producer Sophie Harris

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