Starring: Jessica Raine, Pam Ferris, Miranda Hart, Vanessa Redgrave, Laura Main, Helen George, Jenny Agutter, Ben Caplan, Judy Parfitt, Cliff Paris, Bryony Hannah
Production Company: Neal Street Productions
Kent locations used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Popular BBC series Call the Midwife, about East London midwives in the 1950’s, returns for a Christmas Special followed by the third series.
In the 2013 Christmas special, the residents of Poplar are preparing for Christmas when an unexploded bomb is discovered, disrupting the festivities and causing chaos. The midwives must oversee the busy evacuation centre as well as completing their usual duties and Jenny Lee and Trixie help a young couple who are expecting their first child.
The third series is set in 1959 and follows on series two which saw Chummy give birth to her first child and Sister Bernadette finding love with Doctor Turner which led her to leaving behind her life at the nursing convent.
Based on the memoirs of Jenny Worth, the series has been a worldwide hit and stars many familiar faces including Jessica Raine (Robin Hood, The Women in Black), Pam Ferris (Darling Buds of May, Little Dorrit), Miranda Hart (Miranda), Vanessa Redgrave (Nip/Tuck, The Whistleblower), Helen George (The Three Musketeers) Jenny Agutter (Avengers Assemble, Burke and Hare) Judy Parfitt (Little Dorrit) and Cliff Paris (Eastenders).
The Call The Midwife production team returned to The Historic Dockyard Chatham to shoot many of the London street scenes.
A popular film location due to its varied Victorian and Georgian architecture The Historic Dockyard Chatham has attracted many productions including Dom Hemingway (2013), Les Miserables (2013) and Oliver Twist (2007).
The Call the Midwife Christmas Special was shown on Christmas Day on BBC One at 18:15 and the third series starts on Sunday 19th January 2014 at 20:00 on BBC 1.
For more information about filming in Kent please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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/