Monday, 9 May 2011

Twitter Roundup: The Gatwick Baby

For those who missed last night's BBC documentary 'The Gatwick Baby here's a little clip of this amazing show.

Read on below for a roundup of the chatter on Twitter last night during the screening - don't forget to add your comments at the end!

@BAAFAdoption watched Gatwick baby made us realise that the kids we adopt need as much info as possible as they go through life.

Fell asleep b4 the end of the saddest programme about the baby found in Gatwick toilets. Will iplayer it later. I hope he finds his mama!

@scott_mills must've been a night for it i was hot and dreamt i was the mum of the baby who was left at gatwick ? no tv on as going to sleep

Watched the gatwick baby programme tonight. Mixed feelings about the whole thing.

The Gatwick Baby documentry on BBC was fascinating, sad story. Can't imaging what that guy has been through

Watched that program about the baby that was abandoned in gatwick airport & he is now 24 looking for his mother!

Good luck to Stephen 'the Gatwick baby' #abandonedbabies

Moved by the story of "The Gatwick Baby" (BBC1). Wish him the best of luck!

Wish the Gatwick Baby programme had had a happy ending with Steven finding his mum. #lifeisnotadisneyfilm

Just watchd the program of the boy who was abandoned at gatwick airport as a baby such a sad story and also it's relevant to my project q

is feeling emotional after watching The Gatwick Baby documentary on #BBC1.

Watching "The Gatwick Baby: Abandoned at Birth"

Just been watching the Gatwick Baby docu on Bbc1. A man abandoned 24 years ago searches for his blood mum. A gripping, sad, detective story.

@matt_cardle_uk is this the gatwick baby thing? I was watching that, amazing story, best of luck to him x

Just watched 'The Gatwick Baby: Abandoned at birth' must be awful not to know where you come from.

The Gatwick Abandoned Baby Story was very heart wrenching. How can people do that?!

Just watched 'The Gatwick Baby: Abandoned at Birth' on BBC 1. Not my usual sorta thing but really enjoyed it. Steve seemed like a nice bloke

:'( wish the gatwick baby's mum had come forward at the end :'(

Just watched The Gatwick Baby despite intentions to go to bed early! Come on Caffers, stir yourself!

An amazing documentary on BBC 1 at the moment "the Gatwick baby"

damn...and no answer at the end.. Sad really “@Headscribbles: The Gatwick Baby is very sad :(”

@BAAFAdoption the Gatwick Baby is showing at 10.45pm on Wed on BBC Scotland.

Watching The Gatwick Baby on BBC1. I feel so sorry for the guy who was abandoned. Amazing to think anyone would do that.

The Gatwick Baby is very sad :(

Watching the gatwick baby

I am in shock at the stories being told on #BBC1's 'The Gatwick Baby' who would dream abandoning a 1day year old baby in a carrier bag?!?!?

Friend of OH on the Gatwick baby prog. He was the younger guy who found a baby at a pub in Etwall. Bad that mums feel they have to do this.

Watching the Gatwick baby ! apparently last year a baby was abandoned in a bing bag out side a pub :/ #cruel

Anyone watching The Gatwick Baby? He reckons his mothers Irish. Anyone accidentally leave a baby in Gatwick Airport 24 years ago?

Watching 'the Gatwick baby' and I'm amazed people can abandon their children, it's so sad! I really feel for them all

watching the Gatwick baby .... so sad , bless him :-(

Amazing story on BBC1: The Gatwick Baby. 24yo man investigates the story of his abandonment as a newborn baby in the airport. iPlay it.

Just watching the baby abandoned at gatwick airport, strange to think someone has gone and still is going through it...

@magic140 J H
Watching BBC1 - How have they done that - this is amazing? the baby abandoned at Gatwick 24 yrs on

Watching #GatwickBaby. So sad that so many children R abandoned each year. I cant imagine the mothers state of mind. Very sad all round.

don't get how someone could abandon their baby :( #gatwickbaby

How heartbreaking for this woman to be abandoned the appeal for the mother to find a half brother n he was also abandoned :-( #GatwickBaby

Watching #gatwickbaby on BBC1. Completely beyond me how anyone can dump their new born baby. Soso sad

Can't wait to watch #TheGatwickBaby poor lad! Really hope it's on #iPlayer tonight!

I cant imagine growing up and living life not knowing in that situation, a real eye opener. #gatwickbaby #thegatwickbaby

What a lovely guy. My heart goes out to him. #thegatwickbaby

@BAAFAdoption BAAF
#TheGatwickBaby - what did you all think?

#thegatwickbaby oh he's so sweet.

Watching #TheGatwickBaby Must be hard to be a foundling, wonder how many more there would be without contraception/terminations?

Watching #thegatwickbaby so unbelievable!

A reminder that you can visit for more search & reunion info and advice #TheGatwickBaby

What happens if he finds his mother, but she dosn't want to get involved? oh man. #TheGatwickBaby

Watching #TheGatwickBaby poor lad wonder if he'll ever find who his mother is n why she abandoned him....?

#TheGatwickBaby..utterly hearbreaking already... what a lovely bloke, despite that heartache and abandonment.....#bbc1 #qualitybloke

Watching #TheGatwickbaby - very upsetting but very interesting #bbc1

@BAAFAdoption I watched this a few weeks ago - really brings it home how these children need as much information as possible #TheGatwickBaby

Watching #TheGatwickBaby. Can't imagine abandoning yur baby in the airport

Antony and the Johnsons on #TheGatwickBaby <3

@BAAFAdoption BAAF
Don't forget #TheGatwickBaby on BBC One now

DVD's done, now watching a fascinating doc' on The Gatwick Baby on BBC, the fella seems amazingly centred considering his birth.

I am watching The Gatwick Baby: Abandoned at Birth on BBC1 N West 10:25pm Sun 8 May @tvguideshows #GBAAB

Now watching the gatwick baby. Can't begin to imagine what abandoned babies go thro

Just watching the Gatwick Baby! So sad, and amazing seeing siblings who were both abandoned by mother 2 years apart find each other :-)

#BBC1 'The Gatwick Baby' - compelling stuff.

Gatwick baby - bbc1 Holding back the tears, I'll never understand it...

Watching the Gatwick Baby on BBC1. Really struggling with the term foundling...

Anyone else watching The Gatwick Baby on BBC1?? It's about a man who was found as a ten day old baby abandoned at Gatwick. :(

Gatwick baby could be from anywhere in the world...wrong.. Looking at him I can safely rule out Asia, Africa and most of the Americas. #bbc

watching the documentary about the baby who was dumped at Gatwick Airport who's now a father and wanted to find out more. touching but sad.

The Gatwick Baby: Abandoned at Birth

Not sure what's worse.... being abandoned as a baby at the airport or ending up with the name Gary Gatwick

Really enjoying The Gatwick Baby..abandoned at sad it is to be a founderling..but happily, I wouldn't know anything about that!!

I have just cried at 'The Gatwick Baby' programme after literally 2 minutes of it being on. #fanny

Watching the Gatwick baby, quite shocking if I am honest

I encourage people to watch "The Gatwick Baby" on BBC1 right now - it's sure to bring a few tears, but hopefully a few answers for the chap

Watching about the guy who was abandoned at Gatwick airport as a baby. So sad but lovely at the same time.

watching the gatwick baby, how can someone just leave their baby..

Watching the gatwick abandoned baby!!!!! sad :-(

Watching that program about the baby that was abandoned in Gatwick. I think it's gonna be really interesting!

#nowwatching The Gatwick Baby

BBC The Gatwick Baby looks like a #tearjerker

going to watch the abandoned Gatwick baby program... might need tissues!

why am I such a freak and watching "the gatwick baby: abandoned at birth" I'm like ohmigod I was standing right there last week!

Watching The Gatwick Baby moving and it's just started!

goodnight. going to watch the Gatwick baby.

If you missed it the gatwick baby:abandoned at birth on #bbc3 about to be repeated on #bbcone

22:25 The Gatwick Baby: Abandoned at Birth: Film about a man, abandoned at Gatwick Airport as a baby, trying to find…

@TubridyTweets Remember the guy in LLS audience few weeks ago who was abandoned in Gatwick as a baby? Noticed his story is on BBC1 tonight.

I am watching The Gatwick Baby Abandoned at Birth. feel sorry for the poor guy and other babies abandoned at birth

I saw the gatwick baby in tesco x

@hotelgatwick It was called 'The Gatwick Baby: Abandoned at Birth' First broadcast a few weeks back. Still on iPlayer tho...

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kaz said...

His Show and all he said has helped me when it comes to helping my daughter deal with her Abandonment at birth. When she gets older

Lisa Ray said...

Just emotional, nothing to say. It's one of the fine shoots I ever watch on abandoned baby. Thanks to you for sharing it again here. And Salute to BBC of course. And the happy part was finding back the siblings. Great show!

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