One Born Every Minute returns to Channel 4 in February

The show returns later this month from Bristol's Southmead Hospital

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The Independent Culture

One Born Every Minute is returning to Channel 4 for a fifth series this month on Monday 24 February.

The series will follow expectant mothers and fathers in the West County’s busiest maternity unit, introducing the straight-talking midwifery team in Bristol’s Southmead Hospital.

The heart-warming documentary has previously been filmed in Leeds Infirmary and Southampton Hospital’s maternity wards.

Now in its fifth series, the show has seen over 100 babies delivered on camera since, with the 150th baby delivered this year.

The programme, which follows expectant parents before, during and after the birth of their baby, has been a surprise hit, pulling in a regular average audience of 3 million viewers.

The Bafta-winning documentary is back for 20 episodes this year, an increase from its usual run of 14 episodes.

Series five sees a mother who goes into labour so quickly her partner misses the birth, 4th generation identical twins and a woman who thought she was infertile until she conceives a ‘miracle’ baby.

One Born Every Minute returns to Channel 4 on Monday 24 February at 9pm