Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife

Season One

DVD - 2012
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A moving, intimate, funny, and true-to-life look at the colorful stories of midwifery and families in East London in the '50s. Based on the bestselling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth. When Jenny Lee first arrives in Poplar, she knows nothing about hardship, poverty, and life itself. But Jenny is brought up to speed fast once she joins a team of midwives who provide care to the poorest women.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2012.
ISBN: 9781622243112
1622243110
Branch Call Number: DVD TV Call Season1
DVD Call Season1
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (360 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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JCLBeckyC May 01, 2013

Miranda Hart steals the show as "Chummy," who is 6'1" and hefty. She's so big she has to make her own midwife's uniform and she gets teased for her size by the neighborhood kids, but she ultimately overcomes her clumsiness, learning to ride a bike and finding romance.

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JCLAshleyF May 31, 2017

A candid, warm, moving, and funny glimpse into the lives of midwives and families in East London in the during the 1950s. You will fall in love with every single character. The show is based on and inspired by the bestselling memoirs written by Jennifer Worth by the same title.

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JCLBeckyC Jun 26, 2013

Babies! Midwives! Close-knit community! Social issues and realistic drama! I fell in love with this TV series starting with episode one, but my absolute favorite episode is the second one where Chummy learns to ride a bike. Great historical series based on a true story. Makes me laugh, cry,... Read More »


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johnjsims
Aug 30, 2017

Great show! I wasn't sure I would be able to connect to a show about birthing babies, but the content of the show is more than that. You learn about the midwifery profession and the interesting characters along the way. Bravo!

JCLAshleyF May 31, 2017

A candid, warm, moving, and funny glimpse into the lives of midwives and families in East London in the during the 1950s. You will fall in love with every single character. The show is based on and inspired by the bestselling memoirs written by Jennifer Worth by the same title.

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BlueHippo
Sep 03, 2013

This is an okay series-not on a par with "Downton Abbey", but fairly well done and interesting. I could do with fewer birth scenes-that's getting old. However, the story does develop the characters more toward the end of this season and so I will check out the next season and see how that goes. I don't like the fact that this "Jimmy" guy shows up and we are never really told who he is or how he knows Jenny.

JCLBeckyC Jun 26, 2013

Babies! Midwives! Close-knit community! Social issues and realistic drama! I fell in love with this TV series starting with episode one, but my absolute favorite episode is the second one where Chummy learns to ride a bike. Great historical series based on a true story. Makes me laugh, cry, and feel hopeful for the human race.

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docjnsuss
Mar 24, 2013

Season one of Call the Midwife follows the personal and professional lives of nurse midwives in London's east end during the late 1950s. Working with nuns and the British NHS the midwives provide medical care for pregnant women and help deliver their babies. The work is hard but necessary for these poor and sometimes helpless women. A fifties music soundtrack adds even more flavor to this unique and dramatic series.

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