Call the Midwife – Series 5 (2016)

Nurse Trixie Franklin (HELEN GEORGE), Nurse Barbara Gilbert (CHARLOTTE RITCHIE) - © BBC/Neal Street Productions/Sophie Mutevelian

Nurse Trixie Franklin (HELEN GEORGE), Nurse Barbara Gilbert (CHARLOTTE RITCHIE) at The Historic Dockyard Chatham – © BBC/Neal Street Productions/Sophie Mutevelian

Starring: Helen George, Miranda Hart, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Bryony Hannah, Ben Caplan, Emerald Fennell, Judy Parfitt

Production company: Neal Street Productions

Kent locations used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Returning to BBC One for a fifth series, popular Sunday night drama Call The Midwife is set in 1950’s East End London and follows the lives of a group of nuns and midwives who face challenges working in a poverty-stricken area of the city.

The series is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth and following the 2015 Christmas Special, the new series picks up just before Easter when the nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House find themselves delivering a baby with severe deformities and struggling to help the parents understand and care for their child. Meanwhile, Trixie (Helen George) starts a new exercise class which leads her to realise that women sometimes lack a basic understanding of their own bodies, an issue she aims to rectify one patient at a time.

Nurse Barbara Gilbert (CHARLOTTE RITCHIE), Nurse Trixie Franklin (HELEN GEORGE), Nurse Patsy Mount (EMERALD FENNELL) © BBC/Neal Street Productions/Nicky Johnston

Nurse Barbara Gilbert (CHARLOTTE RITCHIE), Nurse Trixie Franklin (HELEN GEORGE), Nurse Patsy Mount (EMERALD FENNELL) © BBC/Neal Street Productions/Nicky Johnston

Narrated by Vanessa Redgrave (Mission: Impossible, Deep Impact), the cast includes many familiar faces such as Helen George (The Three Musketeers, The Monster), Miranda Hart (Spy , Miranda), Jenny Agutter (The Avengers, Walkabout), Pam Ferris (The Darling Buds of May, Matilda), Bryony Hannah (Jupiter Ascending, Cemetery Junction), Ben Caplan (RocknRolla, Leap Year), Emerald Fennell (The Danish Girl, Anna Karenina), Charlotte Ritchie (Fresh Meat, Siblings) and Judy Parfitt (Girl with a Pearl Earring, Ever After: A Cinderella Story).

The Call The Midwife production team once again returned to The Historic Dockyard Chatham which doubled as the East End London streets. Fans of the series can visit The Historic Dockyard Chatham and be shown round by your very own midwife who will inform you about the filming and behind the scenes stories in special Call The Midwife Tours!

One of Kent’s most popular filming locations, The Historic Dockyard Chatham is set over 80 acres, boasting over 100 Georgian and Victorian buildings. Productions which have previously filmed on location at The Historic Dockyard Chatham include Mr Selfridge (2012-2016), Mr. Holmes (2015) and Great Expectations (2012).

Call The Midwife series five starts on Sunday 17th January 2016 at 20:00 on BBC One.

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For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

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 The Historic Dockyard Chatham Call The Midwife Tours: http://www.thedockyard.co.uk/plan/events/call-midwife-location-tours/

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/