Call the Midwife (2012 – 2013)

Call The Midwife - the midwifes cycling down a London street

Call The Midwife © BBC

Starring: Jessica Raine, Pam Ferris, Miranda Hart, Vanessa Redgrave, Laura Main, Helen George, Jenny Agutter, Ben Caplan

Production Company: Neal Street Productions

Kent locations used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham

BBC drama Call The Midwife is set in East London during the 1950s and is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth. It follows a newly qualified midwife who works alongside midwives and nuns at a nursing convent, where they face many medical problems and struggles in a very deprived area of London. After a smash hit first series earlier this year, it returns for the Christmas special and second series.

Featuring many familiar faces including Jessica Raine (The Woman in Black, Robin Hood) Pam Ferris (The Darling Buds of May, Little Dorrit), Miranda Hart (Miranda), and Vanessa Redgrave (Nip/Tuck, The Whistleblower), the opening episode of the first series attracted over 10 million viewers and is set for a second series.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham was used to film many of the London streets scenes for the first and second series and the Christmas special.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is set over 80 acres, and offers more than 100 Georgian and Victorian buildings and is a very popular place to film, previously attracting big feature films such as Sherlock Holmes 1 & 2, Children of Men and TV dramas such as BBC’s Oliver Twist.

Series one and two of Call The Midwife aired on Sunday nights on BBC One in 2012 and 2013 and is now available for DVD purchase.


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