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Prospect Cymru commissioned for BBC Three’s “How Not to be Pregnant”

A new six-part observational documentary series on midwives rehabilitating binge drinking, chain smoking and overeating pregnant women has been commissioned for BBC Three.
January 27, 2011

A new six-part observational documentary series on midwives rehabilitating binge drinking, chain smoking and overeating pregnant women has been commissioned for BBC Three.

DCD-owned Prospect Cymru will produce How Not to Be Pregnant (w/t), set to transmit this spring.

The series is inspired by statistics that show Britain has the highest rate of infant mortality in Western Europe. Each episode of the series will follow three pregnant women working with National Health Service midwives as they try to transform the mothers’ habits and reverse the dangers upon their unborn babies’ lives.

The series was commissioned by Samantha Anstiss, commissioning executive producer, factual, formats & documentaries at BBC3. The executive producer for Prospect Cymru is Sam Bickley and series producer is Emily Shields.

It will be distributed internationally by DCD Rights.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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