Call the Midwife is a BBC TV series that has captivated many viewers with its realistic portrayal of life in London’s East End. The newest episode aired on January 6th, 2018 and there are rumors that this may be the show’s last season. Here is a blog article from What to Watch! with updates on the latest episodes and how you can watch them.
What is the Midwife on Call?
You’re in luck because we’ve got everything you need to know about the latest series on BBC America, Call the Midwife. Tune in every week for new episodes and be sure to follow @midwife on Twitter for all the latest updates!
Call the Midwife is based on a true story of a group of nurses working during World War II in London’s East End. The show follows the daily lives of these women as they care for pregnant women, deliver babies, and nurse soldiers back to health.
This popular show has been praised for its accurate portrayal of life during wartime and its strong themes of feminism and humanity. Whether you’re a fan of historical dramas or simply interested in learning more about midwifery, be sure to check out Call the Midwife.
Why Watch Call the Midwife?
If you’re a fan of British period dramas, then you’ll definitely want to check out Call the Midwife. This show follows the lives of midwives in 1950s London and it’s absolutely fascinating. Not only is it riveting to watch, but there are also frequent updates so you can always stay up-to-date on what’s happening. Plus, who doesn’t love a good period drama?
The What to Watch blog and social media recap
We’re so excited to be bringing you the latest on Call the Midwife with updates on what to watch! This season has been particularly exciting, so we’ve put together a blog and social media recap to get you up to speed. Ready to see what’s been going on? Let’s jump right in!
First of all, it was announced that new series regular Harriet Dickenson (Downton Abbey) has joined the cast as Polly’s (played by Jessica Raine) mother. We’re excited to see how Polly’s relationship with her mum changes over the course of the series. Plus, we can’t wait for Mrs. Dickenson’s scenes as Polly’s formidable grandmother!
Another big addition this season is Jack Davenport (Midsomer Murders), who is playing Maurice Colebrook, a new doctor who comes to Lambeth Hospital. We’re curious to see how his arrival will change things for Nell (Eve Myles) and also for Chris (Nicholas Hoult).
Meanwhile, other returning characters include Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), who plays obstetrician John Bates; Sally Phillips (The West Wing), who plays the nursing sister
Interview with the cast
Call the Midwife star Maxine Peake talks to Digital Spy about her new series, the lack of recognition awards, and why she’s not a feminist.
Digital Spy spoke to the actress about her new show, its lack of awards buzz, and whether she thinks she should be called a feminist.
“I don’t really know what it means to be a feminist,” admits Maxine. “I’m just interested in human rights and equality for all genders. I think it’s important that women are heard, and we’re often portrayed in a negative light. I wanted to do something about that.”
Maxine stars as midwife matron Jenny Simmonds in Call the Midwife, which returns for its fifth season on BBC One this autumn. Ahead of the premiere, we chatted with the actress about her character, working with Dame Julia Sawalha, and whether there’s anything she can tease about what’s in store for Jenny this year.
So far, does Jenny have any major storylines planned for this season? “She does have some pretty big moments,” confirms Maxine. “But I can’t say too much more! It would ruin the surprises!”
Giveaways and Contests
We’re giving away two tickets to the new series, Call the Midwife, premiering on PBS this fall! Enter to win here:
To enter, leave a comment letting us know what your favorite Call the Midwife moment is. We’ll also be awarding a prize to the commenter who leaves the best response (a $50 Amazon gift card!). The contest ends at 11:59 PM ET on Monday, September 10th. Good luck!
The latest on Call the Midwife is covered in this blog section. In this post, we have an update about the third season of the show. The show will have a new lead actress and a new producer. There are also updates about what to watch for in the upcoming season.