Britain's first gay dads to appear in TV show The Parent Makers

Barrie, Tony and their children

Barrie, Tony and their children

First published in News by , Reporter

Britain's first gay parents are appearing in their own TV show, recording the path to surrogacy.

The Parent Makers, which is set to air on Sky this month, follows the lives of Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow, who run the British Surrogacy Centre, in Chandlers Quay, Maldon.

The 10-episode series will feature footage of their lives at home, at work, wedding preparations and how they deal with their five children, Saffron, Aspen, Orlando, Jasper and Dallas.

Barrie, 43, said TV bosses are so impressed with the first series that they have already given the go-ahead for a second, which will begin filming in July.

He said: “It was hard work because the cameras followed us all over the US and the UK but everyone worked so hard on the show."

See this week's Standard for the full story.

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12:48pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Pbloke says...

I'll give it a miss thanks, here's an idea though get stuck in the ford for some publicity, oh you've already done that sorry I forgot.
I'll give it a miss thanks, here's an idea though get stuck in the ford for some publicity, oh you've already done that sorry I forgot. Pbloke
  • Score: 15

12:20pm Thu 24 Apr 14

CLKR64 says...

Yawn......zzzzzzzz
Yawn......zzzzzzzz CLKR64
  • Score: 11

7:01pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Meherenow says...

Getting fed up hearing and reading about these two attention seekers. We all know they are in a homosexual relationship so we do not need reminding. Maybe it's just me but I find raising children in a homosexual relationship rather unsavoury and certainly not a normal upbringing for children. I for one will not be watching the program but would very much like to read comments from others to gauge whether or not I am being unfair.
Getting fed up hearing and reading about these two attention seekers. We all know they are in a homosexual relationship so we do not need reminding. Maybe it's just me but I find raising children in a homosexual relationship rather unsavoury and certainly not a normal upbringing for children. I for one will not be watching the program but would very much like to read comments from others to gauge whether or not I am being unfair. Meherenow
  • Score: 14

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