The Story of Fertility – W

Alex Jones and Dr Carlos Simon in The Story of Fertility
(Image credit: BBC)

The One Show presenter Alex Jones finds out about the many fertility issues affecting people in W’s The Story of Fertility

The Story of Fertility is W’s updated repeat of the 2016 documentary following The One Show’s Alex Jones’s journey towards starting a family (see TV Guide for full listings).

Alex was 38 when she felt ready to have a baby, but she was desperately worried that she and husband Charlie had left it too late.

She travels the world looking at the latest trials and science and meeting the pioneering doctors (such as Dr Carlos Simon, pictured top, with Alex), who are making it possible for more and more women to have the baby they so desire.

Alex and Dr Carlos Simon The Story of Fertility

Alex watches fertility expert Dr Carlos Simon at work in W’s The Story of Fertility

From the latest advances in IVF treatment, to egg donation and womb transplantation, there’s a lot of progress and exciting new frontiers being crossed.

It’s also nice to know that as a mum of two now, Alex’s own fertility journey had a very happy ending. 

TV Times rating: ***

Joanne Lowles
Freelance writer and editor

Joanne Lowles has been writing about TV since 2002. After graduating from Cardiff University with a Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism, she worked for All About Soap magazine covering the ups and downs of life on the cobbles, the square and the Dales. 

Next came nearly 10 years at TV Times magazine as a writer and then deputy features editor. Here she spent many happy days interviewing the biggest names in entertainment and visiting the sets of some of our most popular shows including Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife and Strictly Come Dancing

With a love of nature and wildlife she’s also interviewed the leading experts in this area including David Attenborough, Chris Packham and Steve Backshall. She’s also travelled the world visiting Mongolia, Canada and South Africa to see how the best in the business make the most brilliant natural history documentaries. 

Freelance since 2013, she is now is a digital writer and editor for What to Watch, previews the best on the box for TV Times mag each week and loves being constantly surprised, entertained and informed by the amazing TV that she is lucky enough to watch.