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28th Nov 2019

BBC’s four-part docuseries ‘The Baby Has Landed’ is here and we’re already hooked

Melissa Carton

Did you catch the first episode?

If you’re already missing your weekly TV visits to The Rotunda, BBC’s The Baby Has Landed is going to be your new favourite show.

The four-part docuseries kicks off on last night on BBC Two and suffice to say we’re already hooked.


This season of The Baby Has Landed follows six families as they begin their journey into parenthood.

Wednesday’s first episode introduced us to the four couples of expectant parents; first-timers Syler and Mo Nicholson-Bayoumi, fifth-time lucky Helen and Nigel Pierce as well as overdue Hermisha Nkrumah and her husband Shabazz.

The series also welcomes first-time dads Paul and Craig Saunders, who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their twin girls via surrogate.

In the first episode, viewers watched as Nottingham-based couple Syler and Mo cope with being first-time parents while living in Syler’s mum’s house, together with her father Tony and her grandad Pat.

The show also follows seasoned parents Helen and Nigel heading to the hospital to be induced and give birth to their fifth child.

Just like The Rotunda, The Baby Has Landed brings you through all the highs and lows that the emotional rollercoaster of childbirth and new parenthood takes you on.

It’s a must-watch and you can join the journeys of the four expectant couples every Wednesday for the next three weeks on BBC 2 at 9 pm. If you didn’t see last night’s episode you can catch up with the series on the BBC iPlayer.