In the Club tonight at 9pm [edited by MNHQ to say SPOILERS BY THE BUCKETLOAD]

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Lighthousekeeping Tue 05-Aug-14 14:16:57

I like Kay Mellor and it has a great cast. Anyone else giving it a go?

singlespeedlass Tue 05-Aug-14 15:12:28

Yes, but will record so can actually hear it rather than listen to my 7 week old crying!!

BertieBotts Tue 05-Aug-14 16:10:15

I think I'm going to give it a go but will need to watch on iPlayer smile

Think I'll record this, looks ok.

Lighthousekeeping Tue 05-Aug-14 18:00:36

I wonder if it's based in Manchester?

Southeastdweller Tue 05-Aug-14 19:24:07

It's set in Leeds.

onedev Tue 05-Aug-14 21:22:14

Just caught it as it started & really enjoying it so far! Liking all the characters - definitely promising!

IScreamForIceCream Tue 05-Aug-14 21:24:10

Me! I am watching it.
Great cast - I love Hermione Norris, love Katherine Parkinson, love Jill Halfpenny and love Tara Fitzgerald.

But mostly, I love Tara F's voice. Ggggrrrrooooowwwl.
Why can't I sound like that?

NCFTTB Tue 05-Aug-14 21:24:23

I'm enjoying it so far too! Great writing and great cast!

bryonywhisker Tue 05-Aug-14 21:37:06

It's depressing sad Will Mellor is really good though

PittTheYounger Tue 05-Aug-14 21:38:47

fucking depressing

PittTheYounger Tue 05-Aug-14 21:39:13

fucking depressing and Northern

NCFTTB Tue 05-Aug-14 21:43:45

Realistic (except the bank scene!)

PittTheYounger Tue 05-Aug-14 21:44:25

why is mumsnet live tweeting this? is it a sponsored TV show?

I'm not sure I agree it's realistic - surely a mw would have picked up twins by 35w, scans or no scans hmm

NCFTTB Tue 05-Aug-14 21:49:23

I was thinking from the employment/hardship situation. I also know someone currently in a scarily similar situation to Hermione Norris' character.

NCFTTB Tue 05-Aug-14 21:49:52

I like the same sex couple storyline too.

NCFTTB Tue 05-Aug-14 21:50:37

And the scared 15 year old whose mum died.

Imperial Tue 05-Aug-14 21:51:20

So depressing

onedev Tue 05-Aug-14 21:51:57

Really enjoying it but so sad for many of the characters. Love Will Mellor.

NCFTTB Tue 05-Aug-14 21:52:14

I was thinking from the employment/hardship situation. I also know someone currently in a scarily similar situation to Hermione Norris' character.

bryonywhisker Tue 05-Aug-14 21:58:01

dear god, that was jolly

onedev Tue 05-Aug-14 21:58:56

Talk about making you grateful for what you have - so sad.

Captainbarnacles1101 Tue 05-Aug-14 21:59:25

I'm watching this a bit behind u all. Had it taped. It's v vv sad. My daughter has left in tears.

Captainbarnacles1101 Tue 05-Aug-14 21:59:50

Who knew will mellow was so good!

Ninjabread Tue 05-Aug-14 22:00:57

What a pile of clichéd bollocks shit.

PittTheYounger Tue 05-Aug-14 22:02:02

its really shit
sub casualty standard - drama for those who like chick lit.
plot lines visible from miles away - cliched characters and patronising ' northern grit"

onedev Tue 05-Aug-14 22:02:46

Really Ninja - it really got me, I'm crying my eyes out!

Captainbarnacles1101 Tue 05-Aug-14 22:03:20

Well that's me told!

I like chit like so I guess this is right up my street.

Ninjabread Tue 05-Aug-14 22:03:38

And Heremoine Norris can only play glacial posh bitches convincingly.

Ninjabread Tue 05-Aug-14 22:04:42

And Heremoine Norris can only play glacial posh bitches convincingly.

Ziggyzoom Tue 05-Aug-14 22:05:26

It's not exactly nuanced is it!

Ninjabread Tue 05-Aug-14 22:06:30

Katherine Parkinson is a very versatile actress though.

Oblique27 Tue 05-Aug-14 22:07:02

Oh dear, wanted to like this but it made the plot of " The Syndicate" ( gritty deserving northerners win millions on the lottery) seem plausible.....very similar themes to her usual dramas, valiant Wimmin and useless men sad.....could have been interesting and God knows there is nothing else to watch......

PittTheYounger Tue 05-Aug-14 22:07:15

you can see the plot coming from half a mile away. I don't know why Mellor is seen as anything more than a soap opera writer.

Southeastdweller Tue 05-Aug-14 22:07:17

How can anyone not know their spouse was made redundant five months ago? And no money coming in in that time?

PittTheYounger Tue 05-Aug-14 22:07:42

do NO northern people NOT brew up all the time and live near their parents? Seemingly not

PittTheYounger Tue 05-Aug-14 22:08:27

try masters of sex on more 4

altho might not make sense if you havent watched s1

OR download ray donovan off sky - amazing

Lighthousekeeping Tue 05-Aug-14 22:08:40

Well, I thought there would be abit more humour in it! I've always loved Will Mellor. It's true though most of the actors seem to play the same parts every time.

Lighthousekeeping Tue 05-Aug-14 22:10:10

Masters of Sex is bloody brilliant.

QueenFuri Tue 05-Aug-14 22:16:33

Ah well I enjoyed it will watch again.

onedev Tue 05-Aug-14 22:17:38

I enjoyed it grin

MrsJoeDolan Tue 05-Aug-14 22:26:52

the real surprise was that Gaynor Faye wasn't in it.

Ellenora5 Tue 05-Aug-14 22:50:27

Oh I liked it, had a bit of cry when the crash happened but that could have been more to do with the song being played, I'll stick with it I think

I love Ray Donovan, will be watching tonights episode soon, didn't like masters of sex, can't stand Michael Sheen

I like a variety of tv, you can like stuff like In The Club and also like Ray

PollyCazaletWannabe Tue 05-Aug-14 22:54:53

The bank robbery storyline really pissed me off. How ridiculous! Otherwise I thought it was OK.

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 05-Aug-14 22:58:01

I liked it. Especially Joan and Melanie from Early Doors!

Lighthousekeeping Tue 05-Aug-14 23:06:49

I like a variety of tv as well. I lived Cutting It and Mistresses blush

Southeastdweller Wed 06-Aug-14 08:14:39

I agree the bank storyline was ridiculous...the only believable thing about the relationship in last nights episode was when she shouted at him about not being able to find a job in the five months since he was made redundant.

Groovee Wed 06-Aug-14 09:24:51

I quite enjoyed it, but I'm needing something like this to take my mind off daily life!

It's trying to remember its on will be my difficulty as I only recorded it downstairs.

amyhamster Wed 06-Aug-14 09:26:46

the real surprise was that Gaynor Faye wasn't in it

lol that is so true

I was expecting her to turn up as a midwife at least <there's still time>

amyhamster Wed 06-Aug-14 09:28:53

Oh yes and hasn't Hermione Norris aged? How old is she meant to be and pregnant/ She's looks like her supposed partners Grandma
Unlike the lovely Emily off Friends who looks mazing in Cuckoo (hilarious beeb 3 comedy if no one's heard of it )

Lighthousekeeping Wed 06-Aug-14 11:14:30

She's only 47! Perfectly possible to be pregnant with the much younger dude. Unfortunately she's been blessed with menopausal hair like me self.

NCFTTB Wed 06-Aug-14 11:30:39

Yes it was a surprised that GF wasn't in it come to think of it. I loved Mistresses!

Sleepyhoglet Wed 06-Aug-14 11:36:42

10 minutes in and depressed!

RedToothBrush Wed 06-Aug-14 12:13:02

What utter patronising cliched 'up north is grim' shit.

Right down to the girl having pies and chips for dinner.

I find it insulting that the BBC don't get how frikkin' dire and stereotyped it is. Can't believe I wasted an hour of my life on that.

BaconAndAvocado Wed 06-Aug-14 20:56:08

Loved this programme too.

Yes, Will Mellor was surprisingly good.

In fact, ALL the acting was good, looking forward to next week!

What on earth is going to happen to,the poor teenage mum???

Theas18 Wed 06-Aug-14 21:02:15

The teen mum will be adopted/ fostered by the teacher lady and they'll all live happily ever after , after a few episodes of termoil.

sweetnessandlite Wed 06-Aug-14 21:59:59

Depressing as hell.
And the bank robbery is beyond stupid. Even somebody desperate would know that they were going to show up on cctv.

theliverpoolone Wed 06-Aug-14 22:03:28

I enjoyed this, but I did think keeping redundancy secret for 5 months really wouldn't have been possible - his wife surely would have spoken to someone local in that time who would have asked how they were coping following the local printers making all those redundancies! They must have had friends/acquaintenances who'd have been involved/known about it. Maybe 2 months max would have been more believable.

Also, given her history of years of trying for a baby, she'd have attended every scan/check going, so how could twins have been missed at the 20wk scan? confused.

Apart from those suspensions of disbelief, I'm looking forward to next week.

Icimoi Wed 06-Aug-14 22:05:24

I really don't think you can analyse the bank robbery with hindsight. Yes, it was stupid, but the man was out of his head with having lost yet another chance at a job, the realisation that his wife had found out, the stress of pestering children and the realisation that he couldn't even pay for their pizzas. It's accountable on the basis that in that sort of situation someone can literally have a moment of utter madness.

Icimoi Wed 06-Aug-14 22:06:42

They accounted for her not having scans because of her superstition arising from having lost the previous baby just after a scan.

waterducksback2 Wed 06-Aug-14 22:09:13

I'm still looking forward to watching it next week.
I just hope it isn't ALL doom and gloom sad

onedev Wed 06-Aug-14 23:20:22

I'm just hoping for an uplifting ending to the series!

Watched it tonight on catch up.

I thought it was very depressing.

Not sure we needed a car crash at the end on top of everything else!

Also the last bit, if you arrive home and a police car is outside the house where your mum and kids are you would presumably run, or waddle if carrying twins at top speed, you would not stop to debate at the top of the road with your partner!

Think I will watch next episode despite myself!

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Tue 12-Aug-14 19:26:19

I quite enjoyed it. Really good cast and I've had a bit of a thing for Jonathon Kerrigan ever since he was in Heartbeat.

The one bit that confused me slightly - there's the lesbian couple, and the dark haired one had a son with the man years ago, and now she and Kim are a couple. Kim's expecting a baby with the same man, but are she and Neil having a bit of a thing as well?

juneybean Tue 12-Aug-14 19:28:40

I'm sure she referred to him as her partner as well... threesome?

ColdTeaAgain Tue 12-Aug-14 21:11:58

Found this thread to see if this was worth catching up on iplayer....don't think I'll bother!

Onedropoflove Tue 12-Aug-14 21:31:42

Why didn't they crash bleep grew medically team?!!

Onedropoflove Tue 12-Aug-14 21:32:09

It's so unrealistic it's getting on my nerves

Chipstick10 Tue 12-Aug-14 21:33:11

What a pile of "all men are bastards, isn't it grim oop north trouble t mill " shite

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Tue 12-Aug-14 21:44:38

Having a vaginal birth and then a crash section must be horrific.

Onedropoflove Tue 12-Aug-14 21:47:03

It must be. They didn't seem that panicked though.

bohoec Tue 12-Aug-14 21:47:06

This is so unrealistic! What a load of nonsense.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Tue 12-Aug-14 21:49:18

It seems like it could be good, but all the stories together are too unrealistic.

wineoclocktimeye Tue 12-Aug-14 21:53:28

We're playing "pregnancy on tv" bingo here and nearly got HOUSE!!

Ketchuphidestheburntbits Tue 12-Aug-14 21:54:36

That's the quickest recovery from a c section ever!

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Tue 12-Aug-14 21:55:58

Just need an eclampsia...

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Tue 12-Aug-14 21:56:12

Oh, and I think we have it!

wineoclocktimeye Tue 12-Aug-14 21:57:28

Wow that c section anesthetic wore off fast smile

wineoclocktimeye Tue 12-Aug-14 21:58:14

Also, dad who thinks he's dad and isn't........ HOUSE

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Tue 12-Aug-14 21:59:25

I can't take this as seriously as I should be doing.

It's like the NCT group of multiple issues...

Southeastdweller Tue 12-Aug-14 22:01:53

Hated the slow-mo - so pretentious.

I can't believe in the Hermione Norris and her 27 year old partner story so I hope that's explored more later on.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Tue 12-Aug-14 22:05:56

I can't see it lasting. I'd like to see her teenagers too - see it a bit from another angle.

Lambstales Tue 12-Aug-14 22:12:36

Another possible twist is that the blond chap in the hospital with flowers for Jaz is Hermoine's son (the solicitor).

Lambstales Tue 12-Aug-14 22:14:34

Jaz was recommending him to Diane and Roanna said she knew him.....

Southeastdweller Tue 12-Aug-14 22:16:41

But isn't the blonde chap the biological father of Jaz's baby? Which makes me wonder how long she could keep lying to her husband for so long hmm

Lambstales Tue 12-Aug-14 22:20:49

Perhaps she was hoping that her dark features would be dominant. Or she's got her head in the sand. Or she's a little scared of the husband/his family. Dunno.
Anyhow, I think it's Granny Roanna and she goes back to hubby, perhaps....

Ziggyzoom Tue 12-Aug-14 22:34:53

It is just such utter shite! Too mant cliches, too many ridiculous coincidences and about as subtle as a brick.

It is a shame because there are some good actors in it and some good individual performances, and it is filmed in my home town. But the plot is dire and utterly farcical.

DustBunnyFarmer Tue 12-Aug-14 22:47:39

Hermione swigging from the 500ml bottle of Gaviscon in ep 1made me chuckle & brought back memories of my 1st pregnancy. Otherwise, its been overwrought and cliched. Not watched tonight's yet, but you lot aren't really selling it to me...

DustBunnyFarmer Tue 12-Aug-14 22:50:21

Also, DH came in half way through and I found myself catching him up by saying that Jill Halfpenny "came over all Basil Exposition at her scan and covered all her main plot points" - just about says it all.

Cataline Tue 12-Aug-14 22:56:36

The acting was terrible! The conversations between the male partners in the antenatal group and then the pub were cringeworthingly dire too- completely unrealistic and shite!

Cataline Tue 12-Aug-14 22:58:01

^^ that was from episode one. I couldn't bear to watch tonight's offering! grin

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 12-Aug-14 23:12:56

It bad! Great actors putting in some good performances, but its really dire. So cliched it's a cliche. And I'm hating Hermione's performance. Normally she never puts a foot wrong. Can't believe how she's aged, either.

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 12-Aug-14 23:14:29

In fact it's so far fetched and bad it's almost good. Bit of a footballers wives thing going on.

mandy214 Tue 12-Aug-14 23:25:07

Getting up and walking by yourself a couple of hours after a section?! Having said that, I had prem twins and the shots of Twin 2 in NICU in a little incubator were realistic.

GetHappy Tue 12-Aug-14 23:31:22

I feel sorry for the pregnant midwife .. she was there on the night whilst the 15 year old girl gave birth and still there the next day!

Tonight's episode had me in tears though!!

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Tue 12-Aug-14 23:55:40

Some bits are quite funny and realistic - like the debating about whether she was pregnant and whether they could ask or not, in case she'd just put on weight. Or the midwives' reactions to being told there was a lady having a baby in the car park.

And some of the acting's fantastic - I think Jill Halfpenny's brilliant, and I like Hermione Norris. Her storyline is a bit unbelievable, but I do feel like I understand hr character.

The problem is it's so over dramatic it's almost reaching farcical levels.

Icimoi Wed 13-Aug-14 06:50:56

The blond man can't be the solicitor they're talking about. Hermione Norris said he'd acted for her, and we saw her solicitor at the meeting in episode 1. It wouldn't be ethical for a solicitor to act for one parent against the other.

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 13-Aug-14 08:12:51

Ahhh. Thought last night was e1. Starts last week. Will find on demand tho from what some of you have said doesn't sound good - but has a great cast so that's a shame

Will watch and see what I think smile

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 13-Aug-14 09:26:21

Yah for demand smile

I really enjoyed the first episode and will watch 2nd tonight after work

Twins with bank robber redundant hubby
Gay bi love triangle
Older mum and younger bf

Tho the other two don't seem to have much storyline unless I missed something

Doobledootch Wed 13-Aug-14 09:42:46

I watched this last night, and kept screaming at the TV, call the fucking crash team!! On ER when they had a prolapsed cord the midwife stuck her hand in and stopped the baby from squashing it, and surely they'd have sent more than one midwife with a wheelchair out to the car park for a singleton birth nevermind twins.

I did secretly quite enjoy it though as I haven't watched anything like this for ages and in need of a bit of trash tv in my life blush

Groovee Wed 13-Aug-14 12:07:39

Oh last night was a tad emotional for me.

mandy214 Wed 13-Aug-14 13:04:26

Blondes (spoiler alert) the plot thickened last night for the other two is he really the father

DinoSnores Wed 13-Aug-14 15:21:50

I got annoyed at the lack of medical accuracy as well. In that sort of case, they'd put the mother straight to sleep and whip out the baby straight away as she is going off to sleep, with a vast amount of on call medical team on hand who would have run there and assembled there in a couple of minutes. There'd be no idea for long serious looks over the intubated patient!

A friend of mine had a crash section of such emergency that the consultant didn't even scrub, just stuck on a pair of sterile gloves and got on with it!

breward Wed 13-Aug-14 17:47:32

I'm loving it...but then I love a bit of trash TV!

What I could not get my head around was why Will Mellor was not handcuffed when he was taken down from the car park ledge. With all the armed police present, would they really let a wanted armed robber travel in the back of a police car and into a hospital uncuffed?

Teacher telling the 15 year old about her father being in an accident had me sobbing.

Looking forward to next week's episode.

fussychica Wed 13-Aug-14 18:17:29

Blimey wish my recovery from a C section had been that quick - things must have really moved on since my DS was borngrin

Load of tosh really but quite enjoyable tosh. DH hates this kind of tosh so am watching alone. Haven't got emotional yet - think the acting is too bad for thatgrin

Any bets on who the father of the teens baby is?

Re Jaz I know someone who did just this - amazingly her husband stuck with her following the birth - poor man was probably too shocked to leaveshock

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 13-Aug-14 19:34:40

Watched last nights

I'm loving it smile

Wondering if jack is the dad of the Lady who got preg on honeymoon. WAS SHE preg before the wedding and not 37 weeks preg and therefore not her husbands and he was meant to be her first ........

Assume the school boy who got her school at and book back from the bully is the father of the teenage girl

Lambstales Wed 13-Aug-14 19:52:20

Jaz told her DH 34 weeks when she is really 37 weeks. Yes, before the honeymoon.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Wed 13-Aug-14 19:57:42

I'm surprised she managed to keep it secret for so long - wouldn't it have been mentioned at the scans etc. how many weeks she was?

bambinibop Wed 13-Aug-14 21:45:07

Please can someone tell me who the actress is who plays the other midwife glasses and short brown hair what has she been in before I really recognise her but can't place her!!!
I agree with all the above this is quite rubbish TV but kind of addictive. ...

Onesleeptillwembley Wed 13-Aug-14 21:57:01

She was grantleys first wife in Waterloo rd, and was in early doors with the pregnant midwife. She has done more as well, I'm sure.

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 13-Aug-14 22:00:06

Eddie and Joan My fave couple.

Onesleeptillwembley Wed 13-Aug-14 22:24:26

Pickles the dog. grin

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 13-Aug-14 22:30:49


Onesleeptillwembley Wed 13-Aug-14 22:33:17

She's in Trollied as well.

Marlinspike Wed 13-Aug-14 22:40:23

Too cliched for me...the lack of medical knowledge in the delivery theatre was alarming ("have you thought to give her adrenaline?"), the one midwife sent to deal with the emergency carpark birth - then handing the baby to Hermione Norris...Jill Halfpenny and Will Mellor could resolve their money probs with a handy medical negligence claim.

Oh, yes, and the police allowing a member of the public in the police car with armed officers - that's perfectly believable isn't it!

So we've had:
emergency delivery in car park
baby on SCBU
pregnant teen in denial
pre eclampsia
older woman / younger man
debatable parentage of unborn baby
expectant lesbian couple

what else in the pregnancy bingo stakes?

baby swapped by mistake
baby kidnap by desperate bereaved parent
breast vs bottle

Anyone got any more?

DustBunnyFarmer Wed 13-Aug-14 22:57:53

Watching ep 2 now on catch up. The non-pregnant midwife (dark hair, plump, glasses) is fucking awful. She's so wooden, it's like the pulled someone off the street and asked them to read some lines so the others could have a dress rehearsal.

I'm up to the crash section/squiffy 2nd twin. Not looking good.

DustBunnyFarmer Wed 13-Aug-14 22:59:44

The medical team are coming across a bit amateurish too. Dialogue is shite awful.

DustBunnyFarmer Wed 13-Aug-14 23:01:58

Anyone got any more?

Still birth?

DustBunnyFarmer Wed 13-Aug-14 23:03:56

Yeah, like a complete stranger would be allowed to pick up your kids from school without parental permission. Slack school, as well as incompetent midwives.

I need to take a deep breath and step away from this thread. It's just so badly written.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Wed 13-Aug-14 23:08:03

Being fair we've had giving birth on hands and knees and breast feeding so it's doing better than most episodes of OBEM.

The blonde midwife isn't that pregnant is she? A lot behind the others at any rate.

littlequestion Wed 13-Aug-14 23:12:38

Watching it now on catch up. Is this what happens in most parentcraft groups? Wish I'd gone there instead of the dull old NCT.

Boysclothes Wed 13-Aug-14 23:13:37

Prediction: hermione norris's baby will have FAS.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Wed 13-Aug-14 23:22:13

Notice how it's all the ones with the interesting story lines who've made friends, none of the normal ones at the back!

Also, does Jill Halfpenny always speak like that? I know she's geordie, but she sounds different somehow, harsher maybe? Bearing in mind the last time I probably heard her talk 'as herself' was when she was in Strictly! She just didn't sound how I was expecting her to.

DustBunnyFarmer Wed 13-Aug-14 23:35:34

Prediction: hermione norris's baby will have FAS

Interesting prediction. Or Downs. The way this is laying on the judgementalism with a trowel, you feel she's headed for a fall - everything's always gone her way before, but now she's on a downer and her fancy man and affinity with gin need to be accounted for. You could be right on the money boysclothes.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Wed 13-Aug-14 23:46:06

Yes, maybe the 15 year old, whose position seems the worst to begin with might actually end up having the easiest time.

Doobledootch Thu 14-Aug-14 13:32:24

Continuing the pregnancy bingo -

Partner having an affair during pregnancy with the added twist of it being the pregnant lesbian having an affair with the man who got her pregnant shock

You can decide for yourselves whether I'm in shock or yawning at this subplot wink

Unlabelled Thu 14-Aug-14 13:48:53

Enjoying it but can't help but feel Milly Jonsons book The Yorkshire Pudding Club has be plagiarised slightly.

TinyMonkey Thu 14-Aug-14 13:56:35

I enjoyed the way that the fake stomach on Jill Halfpenny looked like a flip top astronaut's helmet after they extracted the 2nd twin.

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 17-Aug-14 18:41:52

ditto at quick recovery after cs, my boss had an emergency cs last sat eve and even on friday so 6 days later she was wincing and finding moving hard - no way she would or could have leapt out of bed a few hours later

tho really enjoying, so roll on tomorrow smile

DustBunnyFarmer Mon 18-Aug-14 23:41:07

Dilemma - to watch or not? The trailer almost has me hooked back in, but it'll be crap again, won't it?

floellabenjaminsearrings Tue 19-Aug-14 14:31:14

It is quite unrealistic, I too though Jill Halfpenny's recovery from a vaginal birth, emcs and general anaesthetic was nothing short of miraculous. The whole Will Mellor on the run and arrest thing was was ridiculous.

Someone mentioned baby swapping further up the thread, I think that this was hinted at last week when Roanna said that the boy twin looked different.

Definitely agree that Roanna's penchant for alcohol will lead to something

BertieBotts Tue 19-Aug-14 14:36:24

What's wrong with a bit of crap telly? grin

I'm quite enjoying it, but I think I might have to stay off the thread as you're all to clever spotting things that are going to turn up.

floellabenjaminsearrings Tue 19-Aug-14 14:39:56

90% of the time I am wrong bertie grin

NotALondoner Tue 19-Aug-14 14:43:40

Ooh I missed her saying the boy twin looked different. When was that?

floellabenjaminsearrings Tue 19-Aug-14 14:56:57

It was when she went through to see them rather rudely I thought given that she knew --rick was about to be arrested. She said something like "I can't believe how much he's changed already" and Jill Halfpenny said "he's been cleaned up that's all""

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 19-Aug-14 19:12:49

Looking forward to tonight's episode

Once school boy knows teenager gave birth - I'm assuming he will work out it's his - if it is ...,,,,,

Finding it all so cliched and cringe. But had a baby 4 months ago and have to fill maternity with something. Like the subject matter even though everything else has been awful so far.

Sleepyhoglet Tue 19-Aug-14 21:18:06

But slow

Sleepyhoglet Tue 19-Aug-14 21:19:44

Crap acting from the son

Lagoonablue Tue 19-Aug-14 21:26:09

Will Mellor getting an armed robbery case heard and sentenced so quickly in a magistrates court is ridiculous. Poor research. I hate that.

IScreamForIceCream Tue 19-Aug-14 21:26:43

Where do I know 'Sandra' (Roz's husband's secretary) from?

She looks so familiar, and Google and IMDB are not helping...

juneybean Tue 19-Aug-14 21:33:46

She looks like the lassy out of corrie (les's daughter? toyah is it?) but pretty sure it's not her

Lagoonablue Tue 19-Aug-14 21:37:10

She was a barmaid in Corry for a while.

TheJourney22 Tue 19-Aug-14 21:37:42

She was the nutter in Luther

IScreamForIceCream Tue 19-Aug-14 21:41:49

Ooh, you're good.
So she is -

And in real life she is married to (the Corrie character) drug dealer Jez Quigley.

Sleepyhoglet Tue 19-Aug-14 21:42:30

Would she really like him?

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 19-Aug-14 22:01:07

It's getting very hammy. But I'm enjoying it !

wineoclocktimeye Tue 19-Aug-14 22:03:47

As long as you can totally suspend all belief, it's actually entertaining!

Sleepyhoglet Tue 19-Aug-14 22:03:54

Who the hell parks there

Showy Tue 19-Aug-14 22:15:24

I was up and walking easily within a couple of hours of emcs. Traumatic, long labour, episiotomy, ventouse etc too.

DustBunnyFarmer Tue 19-Aug-14 22:34:05

About half way through on catch-up. It's all a bit plot-writing by numbers, IMO. Everyone looks much more haggard this week, for some reason, too.

AllYouNeedIsTea Tue 19-Aug-14 22:37:07

Lagoon he wasn't sentenced, he just entered his plea which i think can happen relatively quickly.

But no, it's not particularly realistic!

The midwife character (sunita in corrie) is particularly unkind but then that other one (not the pg one) is annoyingly nice! I'm not sure which one i'd prefer to have with me!

DustBunnyFarmer Tue 19-Aug-14 22:37:45

Oh for fucks sake! Patient confidentiality, anyone? (Throwaway remark about the poorly baby by careless midwife.)

Tigresswoods Tue 19-Aug-14 22:37:57

Doesn't EVERYTHING go through magistrates court immediately?

Boysclothes Tue 19-Aug-14 22:41:23

It's just basically nonsense. But fun. What self respecting bloody midwife would make such a fuss about waters breaking down her front! That happens to me at least twice a week and alright it's not nice when it's soaked into your bra but you don't shriek and leave the multip pushing to sort your tunic out.

Plus the entire way Jill half penny's pregnancy and labour was dealt with. Hilair.

Sad that hermione norris's baby is normal. They set up me up to expect all sorts of hand wringing there.

DustBunnyFarmer Tue 19-Aug-14 22:55:39

Ha, she's still grunting away (catch up). Really looked like they were over-egging the alcohol intake/FAS baby thing.

FabulousFudge Tue 19-Aug-14 23:33:31

I'm enjoying it too! Yes she was Grantley's wife - thanks!

redkindof Wed 20-Aug-14 11:02:00

I didn't watch the first episode but what is Rowanna's(probably wrong spelling ) story if she didn't cheat on her ex h why his he so angry and why haven't they already got a divorce ? Plus with a ex h like that why would you need a toy boy !
What do we think is going to happen next week ?

AppleYumYum Wed 20-Aug-14 11:10:32

Like someone said up thread, it isn't going to win any awards but I'm sucked in and enjoying it. Oh I hope nothing has happened to the teenager's baby, are they hinting at SIDS? Interested to see if Jasmin's baby is blond with blue eyes...

Doobledootch Wed 20-Aug-14 12:07:37

If Jasmine's baby isn't born with a shock of blonde hair I'll be amazed.

The whole episode was totally far-fetched although I quite enjoyed the mother-in-law a the birth of grandchild, it was all done quite sweetly I thought.

But, who parks their landrover next to a burning car, honestly, who in their right mind would just get out of their car, bleep the locks and walk off in the other direction without even mentioning it. I just really don't understand what that was all about, very bizarre.

Onesleeptillwembley Wed 20-Aug-14 12:21:55

We played cliche bingo last night. Didn't make it any better, sadly.

AllYouNeedIsTea Wed 20-Aug-14 12:34:24

It doesn't feel like we've been given enough opportunity to get to know the characters. It would have been nice to know a bit about them and their relationships before they were pregnant, then on finding out about the pregnancies, then at full term. Rather than just being thrown in at nine months when they all seem to be in unrealistic and unstable relationships. I don't know how that could have been done without it feeling even more rushed though.

It is completely full of cliches and the births haven't been very realistic.

And yes, what kind of mw exclaims 'oh god!' when a woman's waters break on her?

Still going to watch though!

Thurlow Wed 20-Aug-14 12:40:15

I decided not to watch this and then caught the 2nd half of last night's episode. I spent that half hour getting increasingly pissed off by...

Woman who has recovered in about 2 days from an emcs
Mixed pre and post-natal wards (or maybe that's just my area)
Midwives giving away other patient's information
Midwives on the ward actually being nice and talking to the patients
Hermione Norris's character being greeted by a midwife who acted like she knew HN was in proper labour without even examining her, and saying she'd take her straight through and get her sorted
And does no one on telly ever have a vaguely realistic first birth where you spend three days at home with on-off contractions?

And that's just off the top of my head.

Yet, yet... did I switch over during that half hour? No I did not.

Though I might just have been to see what else they managed to get wildly wrong.

juniper44 Wed 20-Aug-14 23:03:37

Where are all these lovely, caring midwives who take you by the hand and say there'll be a bed ready soon?!

I had DD in October, and when I went into hospital I was having contractions lasting 50 seconds and every 3 minutes. The reception nurses tutted at me for pacing and being in pain, then the antenatal MW told me to go home and come back when they were every minute! I had no drugs til I was 7cm. Not for lack of asking... anyway.

These midwives seem to work continuously, and frequently on their own hmm. Why would the same midwife be leading ante-natal classes, rushing down to car-parks, be in the OR and also be a general post-natal nurse? Doesn't make sense!

Also, how long is the average first time labour? 13 hours?

I enjoyed the show as it is naff, but it is naff. It's easy watching but ridiculous.

DiscoDancer Wed 20-Aug-14 23:41:43

Agree that this is full of cliches and awful insincere wooden acting. Script is so, um scripted! Really disappointed. Did hear today that Scott and Bailey is coming back on soon, so at least that will be something to get my teeth stuck into!

sweetnessandlite Sat 23-Aug-14 19:45:04

It's growing on me. I really enjoyed the last episode. The one with the blonde hair is a really good actress.

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 24-Aug-14 20:15:20

still enjoying, just watched last weeks, forgot had on planner blush

roll on this weeks smile

Southeastdweller Sun 24-Aug-14 21:42:47

Another one here who knows it's ridiculous tosh but can't stop watching grin. I was rooting all the way for Hermione Norris in this weeks episode.

onedev Mon 25-Aug-14 00:39:43

Me too South grin

DinoSnores Tue 26-Aug-14 09:40:29

I feel I can post this as it is hardly a serious conversation about a serious programme (the doctor in me is struggling with the medical 'facts') but it is all rather enjoyable nonsense, but just had to say that I just love Katherine Parkinson's hair. I wish I had curly hair that behaved like that!

juneybean Tue 26-Aug-14 21:06:29

Any one watching tonight?

FabulousFudge Tue 26-Aug-14 21:07:24


girliefriend Tue 26-Aug-14 21:10:29

me! So Jude is the babies dad then?!

juneybean Tue 26-Aug-14 21:11:28

Isn't Jude the son??

girliefriend Tue 26-Aug-14 21:15:32

My money is on him being Dinahs (sp?) dad, the teenage girls baby....

wineoclocktimeye Tue 26-Aug-14 21:17:08

That's what I just said to DH

Fizzyfuzzy123 Tue 26-Aug-14 21:19:35

Mixed wards where I live which is annoying because I had to sleep next to newborns crying the night my son was born and in scbu.

Loving the cheese on this programme!

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Tue 26-Aug-14 21:22:53


Goodness the nurse in NICU was wooden.

girliefriend Tue 26-Aug-14 21:25:00

I had the same experience Fizzy the worst night of my life after dd was born after a horrendous labour and emcs, I was back on the ward in agony surrounded by mums and their newborns. Dd was in scbu with breathing difficulties sad

juneybean Tue 26-Aug-14 21:38:49

Well I never!

girliefriend Tue 26-Aug-14 21:43:00

Theres a surprise hmm

girliefriend Tue 26-Aug-14 21:53:46

Hate to say it but am loving this weeks episode!!

wineoclocktimeye Tue 26-Aug-14 21:57:01

Noooooo, you don't start snogging at a time like that

WipsGlitter Tue 26-Aug-14 21:58:29

She kept that top remarkably dry in the birthing pool. And what a clean baby.

DustBunnyFarmer Tue 26-Aug-14 22:39:42

Am watching on catch up & had already guessed Jude was the baby daddy, so at least you guys didn't spoil the surprise for me.

Icimoi Tue 26-Aug-14 22:54:09

Surely if you're drafting in a new mum to talk to the ante-natal class, the last person you would choose would be the woman who had an emergency Caesarian and whose baby came very close to dying in NICU and may well end up seriously disabled?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Tue 26-Aug-14 23:04:54

Perhaps they thought they'd save on having two new mums by having the one who'd had a vb and a cs confused I agree, not terribly sensitive.

DustBunnyFarmer Tue 26-Aug-14 23:08:13

I can't believe Will Mellor hasn't enquired about benefits. Two nights a week as a restaurant washer-up is hardly going to keep a family of 6 with a mortgage and building debts afloat.

DustBunnyFarmer Tue 26-Aug-14 23:12:26

Wooden-midwife knocking to say "Kim's gone into labour" - really? First name terms with patients in a busy midwifery unit like that?

And sellotape fixit for a water birthing pool? Really? Would you want that to go pffft in your front room? Good old Katherine Parkinson though - excellent mooing.

Loving it. Wonder if the midwife is based on anyone from 'One born any minute'!

Can't believe so much of it but loved the bit last week with Hermoine Norris with pizza on her chin!

This week's episode was even better and think, as long as I can remember Katherine Parkinson is Kim Hall, and not that woman from the IT crowd!

that all the best bits are around Katherine's and Hermoine's characters!

TheDietStartsTomorrow Wed 27-Aug-14 06:31:53

Yes it is totally unrealistic and with way too much happening at once but its really good tv. All the different plot lines make it very interesting.

Really feel for Jaz's fella, Dev. He's such a sweetheart with her and she's just a moaning, selfish cow sometimes. It would be absolutely devastating for him if he didn't turn out to be the father.

Southeastdweller Wed 27-Aug-14 07:38:10

Another highly watchable episode. I can barely take my eyes off the TV screen when it's on.

Hermione Norris was particularly good last night. I really felt for her when her older son rejected his little brother and later when the mother-in-law visited and H.M felt left out (or is it something else?).

Hope Kim and Neil get together properly when the dust settles.

AllYouNeedIsTea Wed 27-Aug-14 10:26:15

I don't know if she was feeling left out or reminded of a relationship with her older son that she didn't have anymore.

girliefriend Wed 27-Aug-14 11:39:55

I think she is going to end up with PND.....

girliefriend Wed 27-Aug-14 11:41:20

I loved the bit where Dev punched the annoying blonde bloke, was really cheering him on blush

I do think its a bit of a sad state of affairs though when this is the best thing on T.V!!

BertieBotts Wed 27-Aug-14 12:12:53

I thought last night's was disappointing and ridiculous after the others. But perhaps it was more that I kept being interrupted while watching it.

Yes I think she was missing her older son. And we haven't heard anything about her parents - perhaps she was a bit sad that her own mum wasn't there cooing over her newest grandson.

FabulousFudge Wed 27-Aug-14 12:26:52

I think PND too.

sweetnessandlite Wed 27-Aug-14 13:11:20

I think the blonde one was crying because she can tell, that if she moves into MIL's house, MIL will completely take over and will act more like the baby's mother than a grandmother.
I also think she was extremely hurt by the MIL saying baby had grandfather s nose and son's looks, but excluded her.
There s nothing more hurtful to a new mother when someone thoughtlessly fails to include her in the 'game' of 'who baby looks like'. Irrational but true - it hurts for some reason..
I thought the blonde actress acted that scene really well.

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 28-Aug-14 18:01:02

Yes it's trashy and facts not 'quite' right over medical stuff but I'm really enjoying it

Loved every episode smile

I saw it as mil accepting the baby by saying looked liked grandad /daddy and inviting them to live with them

Hope it is devs baby but unlikely if she hadn't been with him for a while hence why she got drunk and then slept with blonde haired bloke

Agree chat with mum of baby who may die isn't best

Ditto about benifits - surely would get something esp now with 4 kids

Of course school girls baby is other ladies son

Sad they spilt up (gay couple) but as she actually slept with the bloke rather then sperm donor - other lady is jealous (mum of older son)

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 28-Aug-14 18:03:18

Didn't I say Jude was the father at the beginning - when he took back her school bag think in episode 1

smug blondes

Icimoi Thu 28-Aug-14 18:10:09

Hermione Norris was particularly good last night. I really felt for her when her older son rejected his little brother and later when the mother-in-law visited and H.M felt left out (or is it something else?).

I thought so too. It's fantastic acting to depict so well someone on the verge of tears who is doing her best not to cry. She's also not in the least afraid to look and sound ridiculous, e.g when moaning about her constipation and stitches or when she had pizza on her chin.

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 02-Sep-14 21:18:36

Getting dafter and dafter by the minute

WipsGlitter Tue 02-Sep-14 21:30:37

What's the meaningful looks between hermione and the boyfriends dad?

OhMyArsingGodInABox Tue 02-Sep-14 21:32:22

Oooh she's definitely shagged her FIL at some point.

DiscoDancer Tue 02-Sep-14 21:34:50

Forgot the episiotomy on the ITC bingo card!

FabulousFudge Tue 02-Sep-14 21:36:09

Yes, have we seen the FIL before?!

OhMyArsingGodInABox Tue 02-Sep-14 21:36:34

Oh that is a very white baby. sad

ladybird69 Tue 02-Sep-14 21:40:19

O my frigging god Sooo broody right now :-(

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 02-Sep-14 21:43:17

Have we seen boyfriend's dad before?

toastandmarmiterocks Tue 02-Sep-14 21:45:42

This is so dreadful but I just can't stop watching it. I do want to know the deal with the FIL...

FabulousFudge Tue 02-Sep-14 21:50:45

All the breaches of confidentiality are ridiculous!

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Tue 02-Sep-14 21:51:20

I liked the slow-mo birth.

Yes, she knows him somehow.

DustBunnyFarmer Tue 02-Sep-14 21:51:21

Oh my God, this beyond awful but weirdly compelling.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Tue 02-Sep-14 21:57:47

Because a day or two after you've given birth is the best time to make big decisions like that...

DustBunnyFarmer Tue 02-Sep-14 21:58:57

I'm behind you watching on catch-up. Jasmine's family have just turned up mob-handed at the hospital. Surely another tick on the cliche bingo?

I want to know where this hospital is that can do genetic testing in 20 minutes hmm

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Tue 02-Sep-14 22:00:44

Oh sorry, I won't post spoilers. I quite liked that bit, I can imagine it happening grin

pebblestack Tue 02-Sep-14 22:00:52

Argh, missed a key bit - has the baby got the haemophilia gene or not?

FabulousFudge Tue 02-Sep-14 22:01:59

The music they keep playing really annoyed me tonight!

BikeRunSki Tue 02-Sep-14 22:02:12

Erm, you can't just go wandering in and out of maternity wards like that!!!! There's buzzers n stuff.

BikeRunSki Tue 02-Sep-14 22:02:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

pebblestack Tue 02-Sep-14 22:04:37

so is it really her husband's baby?

DustBunnyFarmer Tue 02-Sep-14 22:05:58

Isn't haemophilia carried on the X chromosome by women but only expressed in boys, as they only carry a single X chromosome? (Struggling to remember A level Biology stuff.)

FabulousFudge Tue 02-Sep-14 22:06:31

Last one next week!

pebblestack Tue 02-Sep-14 22:06:34

yes it's passed on through females but only affects males

pebblestack Tue 02-Sep-14 22:07:10

so she wouldn't be haemophiliac but her male children could be

DustBunnyFarmer Tue 02-Sep-14 22:07:44

Yes, pebblestack, that's my understanding of it.

waithorse Tue 02-Sep-14 22:09:20

It's very unrealistic, but I'm really enjoying it. smile

Karbea Tue 02-Sep-14 22:11:51

Am i going ma for is Roanna's husband the same man as her boyfriends dad? Or did they just look similar or am I imagining things?
Either way there was some odd connection between the two of them, didn't you think?

Karbea Tue 02-Sep-14 22:13:37

Mad or - stupid iPad!

redkindof Tue 02-Sep-14 22:14:53

Roanna's fil was in all the small things a choir programme a few years back.
Do you think the mw will give birth next week ? I think Roanna's fil could be her brother ?

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 02-Sep-14 22:15:47

Baby did look very white plus sure the it her week when confessing to affair she said she hadn't slept with bf for a while so had to be his baby

So dev has forgiven her? As not his baby?

She has def shagged boyfriends dad .......... Meanful looks !!!!!

That nurse/mw confidentially but buy pink

Glad twin dd seems on mend and mum had a cuddle

ohdearitshappeningtome Tue 02-Sep-14 22:16:11

I'm amazed that the Diane character had a section and managed to bed to pick up mr faint!!
Data protection on the phone???
A lot of it unrealistic .....and not an accurate account of maternity hospital/care

Karbea Tue 02-Sep-14 22:16:29

What are the husband and fil actors names? They look the same to me! Maybe I need glasses!!!

DustBunnyFarmer Tue 02-Sep-14 22:19:36

FIL is Neil Pearson (of Drop the Dead Donkey fame).

Karbea Tue 02-Sep-14 22:32:45

The husband is John Marquez.

Clearly I'm going nuts!

FabulousFudge Tue 02-Sep-14 22:44:44

I wonder how they'll wrap it up?

Roanna get her divorce settlement and her kids will come round? They'll buy a house of their own?

Will Mellor will not go to prison and get a well paid job? Baby will be fine?

Teenage mum's dad will make a full recovery and she can move back home? Teenage father involved?

Lesbian couple reunited and bloke involved in baby's care?

Midwife will have her baby and live happily ever after?

Boysclothes Tue 02-Sep-14 22:46:14


I can accept a blurring of the medical facts for the purposes of entertainment but that is unforgivable!

onedev Tue 02-Sep-14 22:48:38

I do hope so Fudge grin

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 02-Sep-14 23:29:52

That would be good fudge and for doc to propose

waithorse Wed 03-Sep-14 00:05:11

Doctor has to be already married, though separated I guess.

Icimoi Wed 03-Sep-14 07:25:59

Blondes, the baby was Dev's. Loved Jasmine's family.

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 03-Sep-14 07:34:27

Must have missed that bit. Rem doc going into room with results but got the impression that baby was blonde blokes

Tho I am Blonde grin

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Wed 03-Sep-14 07:41:30

I think it was because they asked and he did a big x-factor style pause before the reveal (which we didn't actually see - we just saw her tell Dev).

Yep, bedside proposal I think. Although there must be a reason he wouldn't marry her, agree he's probably separated.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Wed 03-Sep-14 07:43:55

Oh, how pregnant is she/how long has the series been going on? I've lost track a bit.

Southeastdweller Wed 03-Sep-14 08:18:45

I think she's seven or eight months pregnant and there's been five episodes so far which are all on iPlayer.

I can't think what the doctor's hiding - just being separated seems a bit of boring and realistic reason and not fitting in with the rest of the series.

Odd to see Neil Pearson last night as I still think of him from D.T.D.D and not as a granddad type.

I hope Roanna gets what she's entitled to in her settlement but there were hints from her solicitor that all won't end well on that front.

ohdearitshappeningtome Wed 03-Sep-14 09:32:01

Maybe doc already has kids too?

Tigresswoods Wed 03-Sep-14 09:42:55

I might have a prison sentence

Why? It's only your first offence & you've got newborn twins!

Well yes but his first offence was Armed robbery!!! confused

AppleYumYum Wed 03-Sep-14 13:46:26

Agree the doctor gave the impression the results were that the baby was a carrier. I thought initially Jasmin was lying to him about it being his daughter for his own good, then the baby got a rapid tan! So I guess it is his...

BertieBotts Wed 03-Sep-14 14:36:42

I wondered if the FIL was her husband's solicitor? She certainly looked totally horrified.

All the slo mo at the end was a bit cheesy. Like they had run out of stuff to fill up the episode so they had to drag it out grin

Southeastdweller Wed 03-Sep-14 15:22:36

I think she's shagged him as we saw a meaningful look between them and in the preview of next week's episode he gives her a present.

Doobledootch Wed 03-Sep-14 16:13:51

Another episode spent eye-rolling at those medical procedures, I'd rather give birth in the middle of a dual carriage way than in that hospital grin

Looking forward to seeing how it all ends next week though blush Do you think there'll be another series?

Doobledootch Wed 03-Sep-14 16:16:18

Also I think the pregnant midwife is quite a bit behind the others so if she does give birth next week then it will be very early I think. Also WHO is that flippant over their relationship status with their babies father hmm

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Wed 03-Sep-14 17:32:59

That's what I meant about how long the series had gone on - not in real time, but on the show. They were still was she/wasn't she in the first couple of episodes.

TheDietStartsTomorrow Wed 03-Sep-14 17:53:49

Some of it is so unrealistic, it's stupid, but Dev learning the baby was his, was so emotional. I almost cried.

Lambstales Wed 03-Sep-14 18:09:29

Did the Doctor say that the baby wasn't a carrier, or didn't have haemophilia?

The Doctor is separated from his wife, like Mr Rochester in Jane Eyre. (Imagination running wild grin.) Why not use a good storyline......

Lambstales Wed 03-Sep-14 18:12:29

Dev may not understand the difference atm. but when he starts reading..... and the hair changes.....
I'll shut up now!

CateBlanket Wed 03-Sep-14 18:12:46

I can't believe no-one has mentioned pregnant mid wife's false eyelashes shock They deserve a spin off series all of their own!

AuntieStella Wed 03-Sep-14 18:12:47

I thought PG MW had a (sinister?) twinge, so perhaps not plain sailing for her. And then perhaps asshat doctor will propose when all is in crisis. And she'll have the guts to tell him to fuck off.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Wed 03-Sep-14 19:28:30

Very few girls have haemophilia - simplified, it's an X-linked gene. It's found on bit of the X chromosome that isn't there on the Y (you know how the Y's smaller - the haemophilia gene is on the 'missing' bit).

So if you have a haemophilia gene on your X (I'll call that H), girls can be XH or HH. If you have an H and an X you don't have haemophilia, because the gene on your other X works normally. However you can still pass it on (as your eggs will have H or X in them). If you're HH you will have haemophilia, but it's rarer because you have an H from both your mum and your dad. Your children (presuming an XY man) could be XX, XY, HX (carrier girl), HY (haemophiliac boy).

Haemophiliac men have the genes HY - the Y doesn't have the matching gene to compensate, so they'll have heamophilia. They can pass on H or Y in their sperm - so boy children will be HY (and haemophiliac) and girls will be HX (and carriers).

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Wed 03-Sep-14 19:32:44

Aargh, sorry that's wrong - the man's children would be XY (normal boy) or XH (carrier girl).

So if the baby doesn't carry the gene (ie XX) she must be Dev's as assuming Jasmine is XX, she will give an X to the baby, Dev (XY) can give an X, but Jack (HY) could only give an H for a girl.

OhMyArsingGodInABox Wed 03-Sep-14 19:37:35

Ahh that makes sense. Thank you.

FabulousFudge Wed 03-Sep-14 20:12:28

Tigress - that made me laugh as well!

I think the midwife was quite behind the others.

I think FIL is her husband's solicitor as well.

FabulousFudge Wed 03-Sep-14 20:13:00

Oh and I don't think they'll be another series, as I don't think this one has been that well received!

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 03-Sep-14 20:21:58

Wish they would bring back The Syndicate.

Hope the final one is good and I haven't watched the last 5 weeks for nothing.

rockpink Wed 03-Sep-14 21:06:48

I've enjoyed it. Particularly Hermione Norris with the pizza on the chin moment!

onedev Wed 03-Sep-14 21:22:34

I've enjoyed it & enjoyed The Syndicate too grin

Southeastdweller Wed 03-Sep-14 22:02:43

It's doing well in the ratings - almost a quarter of the audience share last night. But no news yet of a second series.

Tigresswoods Wed 03-Sep-14 22:39:44

Thanks FabulousFudge, it's a mystery to me why he's not already banged up. I think bank robbery is "quite" serious, isn't it?!?

Icimoi Wed 03-Sep-14 22:39:48

I think FIL is her husband's solicitor as well.

No, definitely not. Or if he is, he wasn't at the mediation session that was shown in the first episode.

Doobledootch Wed 03-Sep-14 22:40:57

Not well received? We all seem hooked wink

Yes pg MW definitely had some kind of twinge and the 'next week' segment at the end did indicate that this would lead to some kind of drama.

As for FIL, my money is on old business partner of her husband that the once swung with and who could possibly be one of her children's father.

FabulousFudge Wed 03-Sep-14 23:08:39

Good prediction!

Aren't we all slating it though?!

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 03-Sep-14 23:09:06

Not sure why mnhq edited thread saying spoilers

If it has happened on TV then fair game to talk about it and more fool anyone reading thread if they haven't seen recent episode an then read what has happened spoilers

Doobledootch Wed 03-Sep-14 23:10:51

Yes, but we're still watching grin

Doobledootch Wed 03-Sep-14 23:12:56

I noticed that too, perhaps the plot predictions are proving so accurate that it reads like a spoiler thread to those just joining in.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Wed 03-Sep-14 23:27:57

If you don't want a spoiler, avoid the BBC webpage for the programme (I learned that the hard way). They put a clip from the next episode up a week in advance.

DustBunnyFarmer Wed 03-Sep-14 23:30:10

Yup, but it will probably get a second series regardless.

HarlotOTara Thu 04-Sep-14 06:13:26

Enjoyed it but you do need to suspend reality, pap for the masses really. How would we all be with no telly.

eatscakefornoreasonwhatsoever Thu 04-Sep-14 06:22:12

Kay Mellor tends to do one-off series, doesn't she? So I would be surprised if there was a second series.

I am throwing my hat into the ring for Hermione's FiL being an old flame of some kind.

Southeastdweller Thu 04-Sep-14 08:12:03

As for FIL, my money is on old business partner of her husband that the once swung with and who could possibly be one of her children's father.

Oooh yes, that sounds believable (for this show).

mymummademelistentoshitmusic Thu 04-Sep-14 08:21:02

It won't be back. The cast in it are droid, credible actors. I'm guessing they'll know it's a load of tripe, even though watchable tripe, and will back right off. And I have to say, there's been some good acting but Jill Halfpenny and Hermione Norris have been pretty bad in it.

mymummademelistentoshitmusic Thu 04-Sep-14 08:23:27

Droid? Absolutely no clue where that came from. Should have been good.

CateBlanket Thu 04-Sep-14 10:26:20

They're jobbing actors and will take whatever well-paid role comes along I would think. Not that many TV roles for women and the BBC pays better than theatre.

mymummademelistentoshitmusic Thu 04-Sep-14 10:27:52

Nah. They do care about their professional reputations. Unless they're really down on their luck.

DinoSnores Thu 04-Sep-14 11:02:26

My BIL is an actor and I think I'd agree with cate. TV pays so much better than theatre and there are a lot of actors so if the work is offered and isn't completely and utterly dire, that's great. It'll just be left off the show reel!

Southeastdweller Thu 04-Sep-14 12:51:24

Of course they're jobbing actors like cate and Dino says. They're not like Judi Dench or Cate Blanchett who have the pick of the nice jobs. A six-parter like this can pay the mortgage for a year.

Most Kay Mellor dramas have gone beyond one series, btw.

DinoSnores Thu 04-Sep-14 13:16:22

Even Judi Dench has said (I do remember reading/seeing this but can't find the article so I think she might have said it on Graham Norton or something like that) that she is always anxious about the next job and that you are only as good as your next job.

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 04-Sep-14 16:18:22

agree kay mellors usually run a few series, this programme isnt a dire as many make out, just needs a few script writers to get their facts right esp medical

eatscakefornoreasonwhatsoever Thu 04-Sep-14 17:14:05

mind you, once they've all had their babies, I'm not sure where else the series could go that was relevant - they'd have to have new ones wouldn't they?

Southeastdweller Thu 04-Sep-14 17:19:47

Yes I think they'd do a new set of mums, similar to what she did with The Syndicate.

Karbea Thu 04-Sep-14 18:02:59

I guess a couple could return with second babies.

MikeTheShite Fri 05-Sep-14 19:37:45

apparently Gaynor Faye is Kay Mellors daughter!!!

CateBlanket Fri 05-Sep-14 20:53:36

Yes, we know grin

NanaNina Fri 05-Sep-14 23:43:00

I agree that this is a bit of TV pap but I like it! Mind I think a lot of it is so unrealistic. Was also a bit pissed off about the pregnant midwife telling the young Asian woman (Jaz?) that the baby's blood group was different from hers and so she must have "taken her blood group from her father" - surely you can't establish paternity by a blood group, otherwise why would there be a need for DNA. Oh and surely they can't tell that the baby is not Jack's child because she is not a carrier of hymophilia???(sp?)

Oh and the posh woman played by Hermoine Norris - very unbelievable the way boyfriend's mother has changed tack SO incredibly and that nursery - hmm and the boyfriend's father - now who could he be.......I had a vague feeling that he was one of the people in the opening scene of a meeting where there were several blokes and Ruanna and her ex arguing about her settlement. But then if that was the case, he's surely have known that he knew her - Ruanna is hardly a common name. Ah well - all will be revealed (yawn........)

MikeTheShite Sat 06-Sep-14 07:00:13

sorry blush

SuffolkNWhat Sat 06-Sep-14 07:09:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Icimoi Sat 06-Sep-14 08:44:10

I checked out Hermione Norris's first scene (the mediation meeting), Neil Pearson isn't in it.

sydneyrose78 Sat 06-Sep-14 12:46:07

what do we all think the doctors secret is to why he doesn't want to marry Vicky??

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 06-Sep-14 12:49:24

probably married

was wondering if bf dad is actually the dad of baby? there was def smouldering looks between them both, so have def slept together if nothing else

sydneyrose78 Sat 06-Sep-14 12:57:46

what you think that the doctor is currently married?

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 06-Sep-14 13:01:19

yes must be or why else wouldnt he want to get married

BertieBotts Sat 06-Sep-14 13:18:10

That would make sense in TV land.

In real life of course they'd probably have these kind of conversations "So why DON'T you want to get married?" er, anywhere that's not at work? And it would be something mundane like that he just doesn't like the idea of marriage.

He doesn't seem to like her very much anyway.

sydneyrose78 Sat 06-Sep-14 13:48:17

Hm i guess, have you watched the preview episode on the BBC website?
I think it makes him look like he cares about it but that might be just me

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 06-Sep-14 17:11:18

I didn't get the impression they live together though, so perhaps she has the conversation at work so he can't just leave and go home.

DinoSnores Sun 07-Sep-14 16:47:10

"Actually they could tell the baby is not Jacks due to the carrier gene. "

But not in 20 minutes. They would have all been seen by a genetic counsellor and then the results come back in a few weeks!

It is nonsense, but I am looking forward to that last one! I liked Katherine Parkinson's home water birth. Reminded me of my own one just a few years ago! smile

BertieBotts Sun 07-Sep-14 16:48:13

I suppose but surely you'd arrange to meet up or something! I mean they're supposed to be keeping it a secret aren't they?

Southeastdweller Tue 09-Sep-14 16:33:54

I don't think Dr Bellingham is married so in typical Kay Mellor melodrama style, my theory is that a him being allowed access to his trust fund depends on him marrying the 'right' kind of woman which Vicky isn't.

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 09-Sep-14 17:22:41

doc has a trust fund?? missed that one

last one tonight sad

preg midwife doesnt seem very big, so was wondering if she goes into prem labour and something happens to baby sad

sure will mellor will go doooooooooooooooooooooown, unless amazingly gets off with a suspended sentence and then gets job

ohdearitshappeningtome Tue 09-Sep-14 19:59:24


rockpink Tue 09-Sep-14 20:08:58

Oh he's gonna get off and get a job. It has to have a happy ending surely?

scaevola Tue 09-Sep-14 21:16:25

Attagirl! Vicki's told him to sod off. Good on her.

Wonder what the pain is? Nothing seen on scan.

waithorse Tue 09-Sep-14 21:23:03


girliefriend Tue 09-Sep-14 21:27:09

Oh dear Dev - parenting fail! Did have to laugh when he said 'I forgot her - she is new' grin

girliefriend Tue 09-Sep-14 21:28:43

Would they not check her appendix? Seems flippin obvious!

girliefriend Tue 09-Sep-14 21:37:43

Didn't see this coming...... hmm

waithorse Tue 09-Sep-14 21:38:31

Smug emotion. grin

waithorse Tue 09-Sep-14 21:42:26

Double smug. grin grin

I'm no mw (just a nurse!) but surely she needs a cs with a whopping great fresh abdominal wound hmm

girliefriend Tue 09-Sep-14 21:44:11

Which one is Gaynor Faye?

scaevola Tue 09-Sep-14 21:45:07

"I'm already technically married"

Yeah, right. Premature post-surgery labour is exactly the right time to tell a woman that one.

girliefriend Tue 09-Sep-14 21:45:31

Err of course flipflop of course you would be up to pushing a baby out 5 mins after having your appendix out grin

waithorse Tue 09-Sep-14 21:46:10

Yes, Flip. But this series isn't going to be known for it's medical accuracy. Bloody enjoying it though. grin

LaCerbiatta Tue 09-Sep-14 21:46:56

Vicky is a midwife and needs to ask what the problem is with a ruptured appendix??

Why did I get hooked on this series? It's so bad I want to scream!!!

ladybird69 Tue 09-Sep-14 21:47:19

I'm really surprised they'd let her deliver baby after just having op!!! It's really bugging me

scaevola Tue 09-Sep-14 21:47:45

Why the fuck didn't they call security and have him removed. He said he wasn't even call.

weatherall Tue 09-Sep-14 21:48:01

This is so badly written!

I can't concentrate for all the errors!

It's so ridiculous it's farsical.

I'm remembering why I don't watch much tv anymore.

IScreamForIceCream Tue 09-Sep-14 21:48:22

Surely if she said she didn't want him there - and he wasn't technically on duty - that he'd have to leave?

My arse is that baby a 33 weeker hmm

juneybean Tue 09-Sep-14 21:49:06

Ridiculous, would he even be allowed to deliver?!

LaCerbiatta Tue 09-Sep-14 21:49:18

And these premature babies the size of 3 month old ones!!!

fancyanotherfez Tue 09-Sep-14 21:50:11

I'm surprised that baby isn't half plank of wood that actor playing the doctor is so terrible! Maybe he's just embarrassed to be on this programme!

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 09-Sep-14 21:50:26

Poor Jambo

ohdearitshappeningtome Tue 09-Sep-14 21:50:38

How the fuck did she manage a ga or her appendix and then a normal delivery mere (minutes) hours later

Where's the baby doc for the prem baby that should have gone nicu

IScreamForIceCream Tue 09-Sep-14 21:51:20

Did you clock Hermione's giant baby?

Whooshtheyweregone Tue 09-Sep-14 21:52:34

I had a GA, four hours of abdominal surgery then gave birth a few hours later with a much bigger wound than Vicky's so it does happen!

ohdearitshappeningtome Tue 09-Sep-14 21:59:07

Awful tonight

LaCerbiatta Tue 09-Sep-14 21:59:30

So there will be another series then.... with all these lose ends...

NickNacks Tue 09-Sep-14 22:01:34

I missed what Rosie did in the bathroom- did she throw the MAP down the loo?

girliefriend Tue 09-Sep-14 22:03:49

Yes Nick obv wanting another baby asap which seems a bit odd.

I had to laugh at the thought of two social workers turning up in the evening over a baby left in a car for 10 mins, yeah cause like they have nothing better to do hmm

wineoclocktimeye Tue 09-Sep-14 22:03:51


NickNacks Tue 09-Sep-14 22:04:37

Thank you smile

wineoclocktimeye Tue 09-Sep-14 22:05:11

Really enjoyed the series, but think tonight's episode was the biggest pile of rubbish I've seen in a long time

fancyanotherfez Tue 09-Sep-14 22:07:24

Yes because being a teenage single mother is so fab that the can't wait to do it again!

FabulousFudge Tue 09-Sep-14 22:07:48

The bit where she went to read the newspaper was so ridiculously contrived.

What a load of old shit. One cliche after another, way too many storylines to develop any of them properly, and labours at the speed of light. Crap from start to finish, that's six hours of my life I'll never get back, thank you Kay Mellor.

Southeastdweller Tue 09-Sep-14 22:12:21

How come you watched 'a load of old shit' for the entire series, Honey? confused

Veritata Tue 09-Sep-14 22:14:32

Honey, if you stuck with it right through the whole six hours you can't have thought it was that crap.

Southeastdweller Tue 09-Sep-14 22:15:20

The Rosie character's just lost her mother, her dad is still in hospital, she's lonely and has had help with raising her daughter and knows little about being a teenage single mother...I can understand why she'd want to get pregnant again so soon.

specialsubject Tue 09-Sep-14 22:18:43

oh dear, serious fizzle-out after 5 really good previous episodes. Lots of loose ends and yes, is Rosie REALLY that stupid?

also that's a huge premature baby...

oh well.

Tigresswoods Tue 09-Sep-14 22:32:16

Shock horror at prison sentence for aggravated robbery "but it's your first offence!"

Is that how it works then? No one goes to prison the first time? No. Bye bye Rick.

Violetcloud Tue 09-Sep-14 22:40:00

Did anyone notice that Dr Chris was channeling Hugh Grant tonight? He's suddenly turned into a ridiculously awkward British romantic...

Whooshtheyweregone Tue 09-Sep-14 22:47:31

Yes Violet, I thought exactly the same!

Southeastdweller Tue 09-Sep-14 22:49:46

Yes I agree about the Doctor. He looks a little like H.G, too.

Surely there has to be a second series with the decent viewing figures and all the loose ends waiting to be tied-up?

DustBunnyFarmer Tue 09-Sep-14 22:52:10

Their inability to communicate effectively is going to be a huge problem. Gah!

It was infuriating shite tonight. Worst episode so far.

Lilliput Tue 09-Sep-14 22:52:33

As a midwife I have watched it with different eyes. The newborn babies in tv stuff are always not right. The recent newborn in Eastenders seemed to have a strawberry layer yoghurt smeared on its head when born.
However I quite liked the drama until this week. There were no paeds in the room for delivery and chances are the doc would have used forceps to speed things up. The babies are always too exposed too, wrap the poor little things up!
I was disappointed Hermione's baby wasn't born with fetal alcohol syndrome to add to the drama.
I could go on. But overall I enjoyed it.

MetalLaLa Tue 09-Sep-14 22:53:03

I said the Hugh Grant observation to my DH, who likes to pretend he isn't watching it with me huge lie

Lilliput Tue 09-Sep-14 22:53:24

Oh? Last thing. Why are there only 3 midwives in the whole hospital that seem to do everything?

DustBunnyFarmer Tue 09-Sep-14 22:58:43

I'm not a midwife and even I commented to DH about the lack of paediatrician for the perm delivery this week. Is it the most careless maternity unit in Britain?

DustBunnyFarmer Tue 09-Sep-14 22:59:31

Damned bloody autocorrect. PREM not perm.

Lilliput Tue 09-Sep-14 22:59:32

They certainly have staffing issues.

BreconBeBuggered Tue 09-Sep-14 23:38:00

Perhaps the hospital is twinned with the one in Erinsborough.

Magnolia1975 Wed 10-Sep-14 06:34:36

Noooooo too many lose ends!

Does rowanna get her divorce & money?
Does Jill halfpenny lose the house?
Do social services get involved?

I could go on....but have work to do.

AppleYumYum Wed 10-Sep-14 08:42:55

I think two versions of the last episode was filmed, if the ratings were crap then the nice tied up happy ending shown, if they were good then the loose ends version and another series commissioned.

sydneyrose78 Wed 10-Sep-14 14:46:48

well i though it was a really good series!! so what if there are a couple of mistakes doesn't every programme have mistakes! I really hope we get a second series

DinoSnores Wed 10-Sep-14 16:47:37

It was all rather painful and ridiculous, but I just kept watching, perhaps so I could criticise the very odd arrangements at the maternity hospital.

There was only one obstetrician in the whole place, who, if he really had been looking after his partner and baby, would have been struck off!

There were no paediatricians at the delivery of a prem baby.

There were only 3 midwives, one of whom just popped in to a patient's house for a cup of coffee!

Hmm, I wonder if it was all set at Mid Staffs Hospital!

Anyway, I imagine I'll watch a second series if there is one! There was definitely part of me that really enjoyed it, perhaps because it was so cliched! grin

Southeastdweller Wed 10-Sep-14 17:17:45

Just looked at the production company's website and no news yet of a second series but there's a third series of The Syndicate coming up that's going to be broadcast next year.

sydneyrose78 Wed 10-Sep-14 18:12:55

apparently there is suppose to be a second series i think the daughter of kay mellor tweeted it x

Doobledootch Wed 10-Sep-14 19:58:24

They certainly have staffing issues mainly due to the fact the seem to have picked up 4 random people of the street to run their maternity unit!

It was ok and I probably would watch a second series, as I actually enjoyed the picking holes in every some of the storylines.

Well, I stuck with it as I couldn't believe just how bad it was, and hoped it would get better and half the time I'm on my lap top of an evening anyway with only half an eye on the tv. It could have been so much better - accomplished writer, great cast, great subjects, great acting given the awful material. Must try harder, Kay Mellor.

Argh there was too many loose ends, really disappointed.
I hope there is another series to tie it up nicely.

Where was Kim at the end? At Neils, Susie's, bed sit?

ruralmyth Thu 11-Sep-14 12:45:10

I feel very cheated.
Baby Hope was on the brink and being baptised one minute then home the next.
Was Heremoine Norris supposed to have boffed her DP's father?
Why didn't Hugh Grant Dr Chris tell Vicky he was married before?
Would someone break a van window when a baby's been alone in the car for 5 minutes?

Having predicted the 2nd series I'm not sure I can stomach it.

TheDietStartsTomorrow Thu 11-Sep-14 13:01:00

Here's my endings for you all:

Kim and Neil got together and raised the baby as their own. The brunette was just supposed to be a one night stand because he was lonely but in his heart, Kim was the one for him.

Susie became a new granny instead of new mummy. She never found it in her to be nice to Rosie but ended up as a granny of two by the end of the year.

Dev finally found the balls to stand up to his bully of a wife and told her to shut up and get off his case. Once he grew a pair, the relationship was a lot more balanced and he made tea, she made lunch. Life was bliss. Without the stress of her nagging, he made fewer boobs.

Rowana got her money and moved out. She decided secrets were not good and told her DP she'd previously shagged his dad. He had a tantrum. Cried. Went back home. Punched dad. Rowana cried too. They kissed. He put it behind him but couldn't face dad again. His mum only saw grandchild at their new home.

Rick got out in 6 months. Wrote a book. Made thousands. Got his house and life back. Hope was smaller than her twin but was fine in every other aspect.

Vicky married Doc. He stayed frigidy. She stayed tarty.

Anyone left?

DinoSnores Thu 11-Sep-14 13:48:30

What about poor Geraldine left holding the fort at the maternity hospital with the Moody Midwife?! You've forgotten all about her. wink

ruralmyth Thu 11-Sep-14 13:53:03

and Rowana's teenagers stuck with their foul father?

Put us out of our misery Kay the diet

Southeastdweller Thu 11-Sep-14 15:03:31

Why didn't Vicky ask the doc if he was married?

mymummademelistentoshitmusic Thu 11-Sep-14 15:08:27

I think Roanna knows the dad from AA.

TheDietStartsTomorrow Thu 11-Sep-14 15:38:58

Her DS rebelled a bit more, Winona style, but soon got over it. After helping to get back the painting her DS struck up a friendship with her DP. They starting going football together and to the pub afterwards, doing blokish things like checking out the girls. Rowana became jealous and insecure. Had a facelift. Oh the pressures of dating a tom boy!

TheDietStartsTomorrow Thu 11-Sep-14 15:51:14

There was a scandal at the hospital when another lady gave birth in the car park and had but a single midwife to support her. Threatened to sue. Nasty piece of work she was. Turned out she the Doc's first long lost wife who married him for a visa. Our tarty but oh so lovely and fiesty Vicky put two and two together (now she had no belly to constantly stroke she needed another hobby)and threatened the carpark-scam-marriage-mum that if she didn't drop all charges against the hospital for neglect and lack of proper care, she'd report her and get her booted off back to Ethiopia. Also blackmailed her into divorcing Doc. Two birds in one stone.

The stress of it all was too much for Geraldine though, who hung up her latex gloves and retired to a cute little cottage with a rose garden.

Doobledootch Thu 11-Sep-14 15:59:04

thediet sorry but that's totally unbelievable - I was with you up to the point where you said Vicky put two and two together wink

TheDietStartsTomorrow Thu 11-Sep-14 16:40:02

Yes, its supposed to unbelievable. smile All the unbelievablity is what make it such good trash telly.

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 11-Sep-14 16:47:54

finally watched, the perils of working nights grin

so he was married, i was right, <smug look> smile

the rest was a bit far fetched but never the less i enjoyed the last 6hrs

33 week baby ie 7 weeks prem looked big to me, and why wasnt he in scbu

sure she has shagged the dad, esp as tried to give her a pressie in the hallway

not sure how the article got in the newspaper as was todays edition, ie happened that morning/lunchtime leaving baby in the car, and yes if a baby was crying alone in a car etc, you have the right to smash window, tho not sure ss would be called

sure wouldnt have a natural delivery if just had op for appendix

wtf teenager throwing pill down the toilet, is she totally silly????????

hubby had to go to jail, tho short sentence, will be out soon

hope there is a s2 smile

BertieBotts Thu 11-Sep-14 21:54:59

It was totally ridiculous. They wouldn't even know who the family was with the forgotten baby and he'd only been in the supermarket 5 minutes. Maybe a HV would pop round, not SS.

Hugh Grant doctor was odd, great decision to tell her while she's in the middle of labour! And there was not one member of staff who was actually working in that room - insurance anybody?? Surely they'd have just whisked her off for a section so soon after surgery. And I'm pretty sure he was just plain wrong to say she didn't have a choice. I think you can say "I want to see a different doctor" and they have to let you. And they wouldn't put the dad's name on the baby's name tag, only the mum's.

I think the dad of the artist guy probably had an affair with Rohanna which is why he's being so secretive and underhand about it.

I bet there will be a series 2. My predictions:

It will be about 9/10 months in the future because it works for all of the storylines.

Rosie is about to drop or has just given birth to new baby (because obv, she's so super fertile she gets pregnant after one shag twice) and 1yo to contend with. Jude will be all shock confused and trying to do his GCSEs. (I can see it's believable though - she doesn't want to go back to school, she's totally besotted with new baby who is so far apparently easy and she's probably thinking if she has 2 kids they'll give her her own council house especially if she'd have turned 16 by then). In fact she'll either be in a council flat or some kind of young mum's hostel because Susie succeeded in persuading her to leave when she found out she was pregnant again. And she'll be on the verge of a breakdown because coping with 2 babies at once isn't as easy and fun as she thought it would be and now she wants to go back to school.

Prison husband just out of jail, some kind of question mark over house. Not sure how mum is supposed to be fighting for it. Perhaps she'll be running a cupcake/"keep calm and carry on" shabby chic merchandise related business while her mum single handedly looks after the twins and two adopted kids, who are about to go off the rails due to absent dad and not being centre of attention because babies. Husband is all awkward and doesn't know how to fit into this new role. Maybe he becomes a stay at home dad and then ponders his masculinity and looks sad a lot.

Rohanna ends up bonding with the FIL because he encourages her secret drinking, fuelled by PND, and they rekindle their affair while she slips into alcoholism and keeps ignoring the baby.

Kim has hugely clingy separation anxiety riddled baby because she never let anybody else touch it in the first few months and is feeling all anxious about going back to work. Is still with Neil who is getting a bit fed up and feels pushed out and wants to tell her to get a grip. Kim will end up feeling sorry for Rosie and tutoring her one to one but they can't study because she's got 2 babies screaming at her all the time. Kim is worried for the babies' health/safety because Rosie obv isn't coping but is too nice to call SS and instead probably gets herself too overinvolved.

Susie is dating but is generally exasperated with going between Rosie's house and trying to work and yelling at Jude at the same time. Jude is failing at his GCSEs but also dating somebody new and ignoring Rosie a bit and Rosie is sad. Kim and Susie bump into each other at Rosie's house and have huge argument and then mad sex on the kitchen table. (OK, maybe not. Not sure BBC is quite brave enough to include lesbian sex in this kind of drama yet.)

Hugh Grant doctor continues to be aloof, selfish, clueless and empathy-less. Giant eyelash woman bats giant eyelashes at him and ignores this while waxing lyrical about what a wonderful not-husband he is. He makes excuses as to why he can't track down this woman but she will conveniently turn up.

Jasmin will have some kind of post-pregnancy problems like SPD which continues after the birth and she will continue to moan about how pregnancy has wrecked her body and it was supposed to end when the baby came out. Her/her husband's family will be pressuring her to have lots more babies (a boy this time) and she'll be saying no way, not ever.

What do you think? grin

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Thu 11-Sep-14 23:10:11

That does sound scarily plausible Bertie grin

I do rather like the Dr. They did say he was a very good size for a prem.

Some of them seem to have growing/shrinking babies! And I'm sure that wasn't how Jasmin's baby looked last week.

BertieBotts Thu 11-Sep-14 23:36:49

And isn't Rosie breastfeeding as well, so she'd have to be super duper amazingly fertile to get pregnant after one shag (although I noticed they left the two teenagers alone again just to go to the pointless baby massage class!)

BertieBotts Thu 11-Sep-14 23:37:53

That baby though was definitely not 6,2. DS was 6,11 and he was smaller. But it's normal TV baby stuff - they don't tend to have real newborns on those programmes because it takes too long to film and they unscrunch too quickly.

Mammuzzamia Thu 11-Sep-14 23:41:20

"That does sound scarily plausible Bertie grin"

I agree with Polkadots. But I think that it's maybe too plausible for In the Club, and not far fetched enough grin

Mammuzzamia Thu 11-Sep-14 23:42:48

I may have already posted to say how awful it was and that I gave up (well I did intend to). But I wanted to see just what awful heights it could scale grin

They won't do another series...will they?

Doobledootch Thu 11-Sep-14 23:54:17

thediet sorry I know that was the point I was making a crisp joke about the midwife being sharp enough to be able to put two and two together blush

How about jasmine is pregnant again but this time it really is the blonde lawyers?

I have to say giant babies is the one thing I forgive them for because I think they just have to use bigger than newborns.

Doobledootch Thu 11-Sep-14 23:54:42

Crap joke not crisp joke!

Veritata Fri 12-Sep-14 00:38:11

I think for a second series they're going to need to have two or three of them pregnant again, otherwise they're not going to justify the title. My money's on Jasmine and Vicky, and maybe Kim .

BertieBotts Fri 12-Sep-14 08:09:58

True, maybe they'll have it a year or 18 months on instead then. I think the first second baby we had in our NCT group was conceived when #1 was about 11 months old but then nothing for about 6 months after that. Then they all started having them grin

Southeastdweller Fri 12-Sep-14 08:11:52

Very good Bertie, are you a writer?

I'd like to see Jasmine rekindle her affair with the blonde lawyer and get rid of the useless Dev and Kim to have an affair with the lonely Rohanna and Rohanna's F.I.L to get all stalker-y when he finds out about her and Kim.

I hope the nagging Susie doesn't come back though it's been good to see Tara Fitzgerald play someone different.

BertieBotts Fri 12-Sep-14 08:51:44

Haha, no, I used to write a bit of fanfiction and I like to play Sims, that's about it for stories grin