Britain's first gay parents will appear in their own TV show.

Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow, who run the British Surrogacy Centre, in Chandlers Quay, Maldon, will star in The Parent Makers on Sky 192 and Virgin Media Showcase 2 on May 26.

The ten episode program will show the couple at home with their children and at work where they help other people to become parents.

David Van Day, the series director, added: “This is Car crash tv and anything can and will happen.

“The Parent Makers is TV with serious attitude - its about surrogacy issues and an entertaining look at an alternative but truly loving family lifestyle.”