In this new series, would-be parents throw themselves into a groundbreaking scheme, as they try to find someone to have children with, without the complication of finding love first. A baby-making revolution is underway – there are currently 70,000 people signed up to co-parenting sites, looking for platonic partners to have children with. However, these unregulated websites are often full of unvetted strangers. In response, a group of experts, led by fertility specialist Dr Marie Wren, have created a comprehensive and unprecedented vetting and matching scheme to help single people find the perfect co-parent. Throughout the series, a group of single women are each matched with several men who all share their desire to have a baby. They spend time together to establish if there’s a connection and decide whether to have a baby. But does redefining relationships go against human nature? And can a platonic arrangement actually lead to making babies? In this episode, the big decision builds… which man, if any, would each of the women like to explore co-parenting with? Venicia and Sarah introduce their potential matches to friends and family. With her friendship developing with Chris, Sarah also travels to Manchester with her best friend to meet up with radio station owner Ian, hoping to narrow down her decision. However, she leaves conflicted as both men seem like equally great options. Businesswoman Trinity also meets her potential matches for a second time and discusses in depth with musician Nigel how having a child may affect their careers. While he doesn’t see romance on the cards, Trinity confesses she feels a spark. But midway through the process, the Covid-19 pandemic hits and communication between the would-be co-parents has to shift online. Once restrictions have been lifted and face-to-face meetings are allowed to resume, Trinity has a second meeting with Jean-Paul and admits she’s unsure about whether to continue in the process. Sarah and Venicia make their final decisions about who they would like to co-parent with and invite the men to spend a weekend away together.
Strangers Making Babies – Wednesday 11pm on Channel 4