Call The Midwife: Season OneDirector: Jamie Payne, Philippa Lowthorpe
This release contains the debut season of the British drama Call the Midwife, which follows the trials and tribulations of midwives who see firsthand the troubles of pregnant women in the 1950s.A moving, intimate, funny and, above all, true-to-life look at the colorful stories of midwifery and families in East London in the Fifties, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth. When Jenny Lee first arrives in Poplar, she knows nothing about hardship, poverty or indeed, life itself. Attached to an order of nursing nuns at Nonnatus House, Jenny is part of a team of midwives who visit expectant mothers, providing the poorest women with the best possible care. Here, the streets teem with children and with just one eight-bed maternity ward to serve the whole district; most deliveries take place at home. Following Jenny as she travels through the streets to meet her patients - like Conchita, who is on her 25th pregnancy and Mary, a prostitute and pregnant at just 15 - Call the Midwife offers a fascinating insight into a community on the brink of huge social change.
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My wife and I really love this series. We hope it continues.
The best thing out in television right now........I love the nurses, the nuns and the 50's music. I love the simplicity of the show, the dining room scenes, the nurses on their bicycles and the babies being born. Children playing everywhere! Reminds me of my growing up years when we all played outside! The loving and compassionate care of the poor. don't miss it!!
This is one of the best shows on tv. It has so much heart and shows such caring and dedication to the less fortunate. I really hope to see alot more seasons of Call The Midwife.