Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife

Season 1

DVD - 2012
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A moving, intimate, funny, and true-to-life look at the colorful stories of midwifery and families in East London in the '50s. Based on the bestselling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth. When Jenny Lee first arrives in Poplar, she knows nothing about hardship, poverty, and life itself. But Jenny is brought up to speed fast once she joins a team of midwives who provide care to the poorest women.
Publisher: [London] : BBC Worldwide ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2012
ISBN: 9781622243112
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4572 CAL v. 1
DVD 791.4572 CAL v. 1
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Nooksack20
Aug 03, 2017

This started very slow paced with lots of dialogue. It wasn't until half way through the 2nd episode that it became more interesting and less like a stage play. Worth a watch.

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LadyJaneBrais
Apr 01, 2015

If you loved the series, you'll also love the books written by Jennifer Worth (the real life Jenny midwife) upon whose experiences this series is based. There are 3 non-fiction books that include some of the stories depicted in Call the Midwife, seasons 1-3.

I just love this BBC show!!

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tenet
Mar 31, 2015

Rated 6/10.

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kaylajdewaard
Sep 18, 2013

I read the book this is based on first an I am loving this show so far!

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esf1706
Apr 05, 2013

This is a wonderful series. Looking forward to the 2nd season. It takes me back in time to life in Britain when I was a child.

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badgirls
Apr 04, 2013

This series is so good! Great acting, sets and the oh so perfect late 50's music. The voice over narration by Vanessa Redgrave looks back to the era without nostalgia but with insight and empathy for all. This series is a perfect antidote to Downton Abbey as the lower classes lives in the slums of London are explored through the eyes of these government midwife/nurses. Not so surprisingly the National Health Care avail. in economically devastated post war England is a lot better than what we get in Canada these days and is referred to many times as a benefit available to all. Anyways great series and looking forward to Season two. Hope the library brings in the soundtrack as well-we can get out our crinolines and dance!

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RDPL_AdultMovies Sep 23, 2013

Other: graphic childbirth scenes

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