“By concentrating exclusively on the male experience, director Kira Phillips produced something genuinely new.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.
A Dad is Born, A Wonderland Film, BBC2
“As One Born Every Minute proves every week, the raw material here is 40 per cent proof stuff. You might also argue that it’s over-covered already. But by concentrating exclusively on the male experience, Phillips produced something genuinely new.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent
“No, it’s not a cross-section of society, nor very representative. It’s still absolutely fascinating though, a lovely film about three men going through the most extraordinary moment of their lives. There’s a noticeable change in all of them.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian
“It simply wasn’t one of Wonderland’s best efforts, however. Phillips was hindered by getting no access to Greg’s first family and from being banned from Jamie’s post-home. Even she seemed to faith in how interesting her subjects actually were and, midway through, began following a fourth father.”
Andrew Billen, The Times