Call the Midwife series 6 (2017)

Valerie Dwyer (JENNIFER KIRBY) helping a man from a burning building

Call The Midwife series 6 Valerie Dwyer (JENNIFER KIRBY) © BBC/Neal Street Productions

Writer: Heidi Thomas

Director: James Larkin

Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Helen George, Jenny Agutter, Bryony Hannah, Ben Caplan, Emerald Fennell, Charlotte Ritchie, Judy Parfitt, Harriet Walter

Production Company: Neal Street Productions, BBC

Kent Locations used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Back for a sixth series is popular BBC One drama Call the Midwife based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth. The show follows a group of Midwives working in the East End of London between the late 1950’s to early 1960’s.

The news series picks up from the 2016 Christmas special, where the midwives return from their South African adventure to find Sister Ursula (Harriet Walter) will remain in charge of Nonnatus House, above Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter). Whilst dealing with the changes, they help a heavily pregnant mother whose husband has just been released from prison whilst Sister Mary Cynthia (Bryony Hannah) struggles with anxiety following an attack.

Call the Midwife is created and is written by Heidi Thomas (Ballet Shoes, I Capture the Castle) and directed by James Larkin (City Slacker, Wolf Hall).

The series is narrated by Vanessa Redgrave (Mission: Impossible, Deep Impact) and stars Helen George (The Three Musketeers, The Monster), Jenny Agutter (The Avengers, Captain America: Winter Soldier), Bryony Hannah (Jupiter Ascending, Cemetery Junction), Ben Caplan (RocknRolla, Leap Year), Emerald Fennell (The Danish Girl, Anna Karenina), Charlotte Ritchie (Fresh Meat, Siblings)  Judy Parfitt (Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Syndicate) and Harriet Walter (Sense and Sensibility, The Young Victoria).

The Call the Midwife once again returned to The Historic Dockyard Chatham where they filmed street scenes, the tennis courts and interior scenes at the Tarred Yarn Store and the Commissioners House.

A midwife leading a group on the Call the Midwife tours at the Historic Dockyard Chatham

Call the midwife tours at The Historic Dockyard Chatham © The Historic Dockyard Chatham

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a varied location which is set over 80 acres and boasts over 100 Georgian and Victorian buildings, dry docks, industrial spaces and plentiful parking. Projects that have previously filmed here include Mr Selfridge Series 4 (2016), Muppets Most Wanted (2014) and Downton Abbey (2013) among many others.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham also runs Call the Midwife tours with new dates added for 2017. Find out more here: http://thedockyard.co.uk/whats-on/call-the-midwife-location-tours/

Call the Midwife series 6 will start on BBC One on Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 20:00.

Links:

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

For more information on programme visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0118t80

For more information on locations used: http://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/

 


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.

Links:

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/

 


Call the Midwife – Series 4 (2015)

Cast of Call The Midwife on steps

Cast of Call The Midwife ©BBC/Neal Street Productions/Des Willie

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

Production Company: Neal Street Productions

Kent locations used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, the popular BBC drama, Call The Midwife, is back for a fourth series. Set in 1950s East London, it follows Jenny, a young midwife who works at a nursing convent located in a very deprived area of London. Jenny has her eyes opened to the harsh living conditions of the city, but she also discovers the bravery and generosity of the mothers she attends to.

Starring 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 cast are back and the series is looking to be more popular than ever.

As in previous series, The Historic Dockyard Chatham was used to film many of the London streets scenes and facades. The Ropery and various cellars and tunnels also feature in series 4.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is set over 80 acres, and boasts 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.

Don’t miss the fourth series of Call The Midwife which starts on Sunday 18th January at 8pm on BBC1.

Links:

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/

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


Call the Midwife Christmas Special and Series 3 (2013 – 2014)

 

Call the Midwife Trixie (Helen George), Chummy (Miranda Hart), Jenny-Lee (Jessica Raine), Cynthia (Bryony Hannah) © BBC and Neal Street Productions

Call the Midwife Trixie (Helen George), Chummy (Miranda Hart), Jenny-Lee (Jessica Raine), Cynthia (Bryony Hannah) © BBC and Neal Street Productions

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.

Call the Midwife - L-R Jenny Lee (JESSICA RAINE), Cynthia Miller (BRYONY HANNAH), Trixie (HELEN GEORGE) in nurses uniforms in front of a fire with a stocking hanging from it

Call the Midwife – L-R Jenny Lee (JESSICA RAINE), Cynthia Miller (BRYONY HANNAH), Trixie (HELEN GEORGE) © BBC/Neal Street Productions

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. 

Links:

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/

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


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.

Links:

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/

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