Starring: Jessica Raine, Pam Ferris, Miranda Hart, Vanessa Redgrave, Laura Main, Helen George, Jenny Agutter, Ben Caplan
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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For more information about Call The Midwife: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0118t80
For more information about The Historic Dockyard Chatham: http://www.thedockyard.co.uk/
For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/