Skip to Main Content
Skip to Main Navigation
Skip to Footer
Sign in / Register
TV On Demand
Film on TV
Film On Demand
One Born Every Minute
E5 of 14
Series 4 - Episode 5
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Pinterest
Share on Google Plus
Share on Reddit
Email to a friend
I like the midwives’ chats in their little office, the conversations straight out of an Alan Bennett short story, all the better for being told in rich Yorkshire accents. Midwife Linda tells her colleagues about the boredom of a dull cruise to Alaska: “I was sick to the back teeth reading that Kindle.” But though there’s lots of tea, chat and laughter in the cubby hole, when the women need to act, they are straight out of their chairs and into the delivery suites, by turns cheerleading and calming sometimes shrieking women.
Tonight your hearts will go out to Joel and Rachel, faces etched with worry, as they await the birth of their second child. Their first, baby Oscar, died at just 26 weeks.
Midwife Linda Abbott comes out of retirement to return to Leeds General Infirmary, while two fathers with very different attitudes await the arrival of their newborns. Joel dotes on wife Rachel and the couple grow more anxious with each day on the labour ward, having lost their first son who was born prematurely. Meanwhile, Chris admits he doesn't have a clue what to do in his role as birth partner, and his attempt to use humour to deal with his nerves fails to go down well in the delivery room.
Cast & Crew
Full Episode Guide
Emma Willis: The Voice is great because the people I report to are all women
The TV presenter talks kids, music and metrosexual men
New Channel 4 show exposes the terrors and perils of the dreaded job interview
Why tearjerking TV is good for you
Watching One Born Every Minute is (probably) like childbirth itself - horrifying yet worth it
Is there really one baby born every minute?
Cancer patients to be the focus of new BBC1 ob-doc
Broadchurch: David Tennant and Olivia Colman on keeping the secrets of series two
Calling all Christmas babies! One Born Every Minute wants expectant mums for new series
Arranged marriages, sex in boxes and fried chicken: 9 of the wackiest Channel 4 formats
One Born Every Minute's Sacha: Anyone who says they didn’t put extra lip gloss on is lying
Let's clear out shows about hoarders and hospitals
Why is One Born Every Minute so popular?