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  • Carrie

    Call the Midwife (BBC) Seriously, why can't Hollywood start creating some period dramas? Then maybe some of us would tune in!

  • Anobii Books

    Call the Midwife BBC adaptation of Jennifer Worth's biographical accounts of being a Midwife in 1950s London. Read the books:

  • Jennifer Reddig

    Call the Midwife, a British series about midwives serving a poor section of 1950's London. AMAZING. Now showing on PBS. (For now, you can also watch the episodes online if you click the image!)

  • Bronwyn Jenkins

    Very entertaining series. Great portrayal of the real Britain after the war. Shows class and gender differences, and helps show how far we have come in a single generation.

  • Cottagy Brit
    Cottagy Brit • 2 years ago

    Because they would Hollywood it up and it would not be realistic or historically correct. Hollywood is also afraid to have actors who are not young and beautiful.

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Call The Midwife: A True Story Of The East End In The 1950s: is a most extraordinary book and should be required reading of all students of midwifery, nursing, sociology and modern history. It tells of the experiences of a young trainee midwife in the East End of London in the 1950's and is a graphic portrayal of the quite appalling conditions that the East Enders endured.