Call The Midwife: Season One (2012) (TIC)
Release Date: November 6, 2012.
Call The Midwife is a moving, intimate, funny and above all, true-to-life look at the exhilarating stories of a midwife in poverty-stricken East London in the 1950s, based on Jennifer Worth's best-selling memoirs.
Jenny Lee knows nothing about hardship, poverty, or indeed, life itself. Directly from nursing school, Jenny joins an order of nursing nuns at Nonnatus House and a team of midwives who provide the poorest women in London with the best possible care. The life that greets Jenny is a world away from what she's used to. The streets teem with children - families of between six and ten children are commonplace - and with just one eight-bed maternity ward to serve the whole district, most deliveries take place at home. The drama follows Jenny as she meets her patients for the first time - women like Conchita who is on her 25th pregnancy and Mary, a prostitute, pregnant and just 15 years old - all while hiding her own secret past.
Call The Midwife is a fascinating portrayal of birth, life, and death in a community on the brink of huge social change, offering a gripping insight into a world that is so drastically different from the one in which we live today. -- (C) BBC Home Entertainment, 2012, UK.
Starring Jessica Raine, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt, Miranda Hard, Vanessa Redgrave.
Based on Jennifer Worth's memoirs "Call The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy and Hard Times."
Genre/Subject: Drama, History, Book Adaptation, Women.
Run Time: Approx. 360 Minutes.
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