One of the most acclaimed and beloved British television series of the last decade, Heidi Thomas’s Call the Midwife is a medical drama that reveals the social history of our age.
It is ‘the torchbearer of feminism on television’ (Radio Times); a period drama that ‘touches upon the most anguished parts of the human condition’ (Telegraph), revealing ‘how unbelievably terrifying, dreary and vile it was to be a working-class woman 60 years ago’ (Caitlin Moran, The Times) – and shedding light on how modern Britain was made.
Tackling themes from incest to abortion, poverty to prejudice, miscarriage to female genital mutilation, Call the Midwife depicts the tapestry of life through the lens of Nonnatus House in London’s East End – becoming a modern classic of British drama loved by tens of millions across the globe.
Now series creator Heidi Thomas and star Stephen McGann join us to share their journey making one of the most acclaimed television dramas of the last decade, and reveal their insights into the social dimension of the history of medicine. It’s an unmissable treat for fans of the show and of the history of Britain in the 20th century.