Midwife Crises

Brand new BBC drama Call The Midwife, starring PAM FERRIS, premieres this Sunday 15th January at 8pm on BBC1.

This excellent new six-part drama gives an intimate insight into the colourful world of midwifery and family life in the 1950s’ East End. It follows the story of a young nurse Jenny Lee (played by Jessica Raine) as she arrives in Poplar in 1957 to live and work as a midwife alongside an order of nuns who help deliver between 80 and 100 babies each month. PAM plays Sister Evangelina, one of the nuns who run the order.

Based on the bestselling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, this series recreates the joy, pain and stress of life as a midwife in the roughest neighbourhoods of eastend London. And alongside FERRIS and Raine sits a brilliant cast including Judy Parfitt, Jenny Agutter and comedienne Miranda Hart (in a non-comedy role).

Call the Midwife, with its exquisite set design and heartfelt performances, brings to life the otherwise forgotten memories of hardworking nurses and midwives who kept women and children safe in times of great hardship, casting a spotlight on the stories of desperate but dignified Eastend families who suffered in such abysmal conditions, less than 60 years ago.

Tune in for episode one on Sunday. Here’s a short interview with PAM about the show, and you can check out the trailer below:

 

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