Call the Midwife View large image

Trailers...

Film Details

Directed by: Various (TV)

Produced: 2012

Countries & Regions: United Kingdom

DVD Details

Certificate: 12

Studio: 2 Entertain

Length: 360 mins

Format: DVD

Region: Region 2

Released: 12 March 2012

Cat No: BBCDVD3577

Extras:
Languages(s): English
Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English
Interactive Menu
Scene Access
Screen ratio 1:1.78
Dolby Stereo

Moviemail Details

Returns Policy
If you are unhappy with your purchase, you can return it to us within 30 days. More Details

Call the Midwife

Cast: Vanessa Redgrave , Pam Ferris , Judy Parfitt , Jenny Agutter , Miranda Hart , Jessica Raine , Helen George , Bryony Hannah , Ben Caplan , Laura Main

DVD
Availability: On Order, dispatched within 5 - 10 days. Delivery Times

All six episodes from the first series of the BBC drama, adapted from Jennifer Worth’s memoirs, about a group of midwives working in East... Read More

£20.42

£9.99

£10.43

MovieMail Rating:
  • Currently 0.00/5
(Read Review)

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Your Rating:
  • Currently 0.00/5
(Submit Review)

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

, 0.0 out of 5 based on 0 ratings

All six episodes from the first series of the BBC drama, adapted from Jennifer Worth’s memoirs, about a group of midwives working in East London in the 1950s. Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine) gets her first job at Nonnatus House which she soon realises is a nursing convent and not a hospital, as she had assumed. As she begins caring for patients, she gradually becomes accustomed to her new environment, making friends with fellow midwives Cynthia (Bryony Hannah), Trixie (Helen George) and the clumsy Chummy (Miranda Hart).

Those who rally against the perceived lack of strong roles for women in TV drama will take solace from the news that Call the Midwife has been hailed as the BBC’s biggest new drama for over a decade, pulling in higher ratings than ITV’s smash, Downton Abbey. Set in the East End of London in the 1950s, it follows a group of midwives as they strive to help mothers-to-be living in poverty.

Why has it been so successful? First and foremost, the characterisation is beautifully delineated, helped by a superb cast including Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris and Miranda Hart, stealing scenes as the clumsy latest recruit (narration is provided by Vanessa Redgrave, portraying the main character as she looks back on her life). It also gets the balance right between sentimentality and grit, with cosy scenes of camaraderie tempered by references to contemporary problems, such as prostitution and syphilis. Heidi Thomas’ does full justice to the memoirs of Jennifer Worth (who died last year), creating a warm, entertaining drama that has already been commissioned for a second series.

Submit your review

It's Not too Late to add these...