Thursday, October 11, 2012

The British are coming again ... to PBS ... Call the Midwife

Sunday night, Dave was out of town, and I was spending the evening with my girl, just visiting from England. 

With our cups of Tetley tea, we settled in to watch a new series that Christy had already been watching in Bicester.


Call the Midwife  is based on a series of books by Jennifer Worth, who was a midwife in the slums of London's east end, during the 1950's. 

I love true stories.

I love stories with women of different ages living together.  (four darling young midwives and four darling old nuns)

I love England.

I love babies.

I loved Call the Midwife. You can see the first show online and then enjoy the rest on Sunday nights. It is a short series ... so you will want to get right to it.

Note from Glenda ~ there are some rather graphic 1950's, slums, home delivery birthing scenes. Possibly not for the faint of heart or nervous first time
moms.to.be.





24 comments:

  1. Did I miss a post? Your girl is home from England? Joy!! I have been watching Call the Midwife and like it very much. I'm not sure that I will watch the second season of Upstairs Downstairs though.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. Sounds like an interesting series. PBS has really been showing out with great shows lately.

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  3. Glenda,

    Yes to "Call the Midwife." Now, if I can only watch the show with you!!

    Enjoy being with your daughter.
    =donna

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  4. Looks like just my kinda show!!!

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  5. Thanks for the tip!! I might have to record that one for another, less-busy time in my life. :)

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  6. I've heard all about "Downton Abbey" (hope to FINALLY see it in January) and now "Call the Midwife", which sounds so interesting! My sister is working on a TV pilot reality series all about midwives, which I hope gets picked up. In the meantime, I'll give your show a shot.

    P.S. You inspired me yesterday and I baked a loaf of pumpkin bread, which was promptly inhaled by my entire family. Guess I should've baked two. Sheesh!

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  7. Sounds really interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I have seen a bit of it but didn't know all the background of it. Maybe I should try to watch it again. I agree it is not for the faint of heart ;)

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  9. Yes, I agree! It's good! And I can't wait for Downton Abbey to return in January! Have a good day!

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  10. Oooh, this sound right up my alley. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  11. I think I have heard of this show, sounds like it is something I would enjoy too!

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  12. This sounds interesting! Enjoy your time with your daughter!

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  13. Thanks for recommending "Call the Midwife." I watched the first two episodes today (I've picked up a bad cold so tv watching seemed like the perfect thing) and I'm totally hooked! Can't wait for the next episodes.

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  14. I love stories about reunions, mothers and daughters, hot cups of tea and sharing!

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  15. Sounds like an intriguing show to watch!

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  16. Glenda--I'm so glad you wrote about this........I saw the commercial a couple of weeks ago on PBS and couldn't remember when it was.

    I'll have to catch up and look forward to Sunday night.

    I'll be drinking Market Spice tea, of course.

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  17. I meant to watch this and missed the first episode. I will have to try to find it online. The description made me think of a series I watched a few years ago called Lilies http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0813734/ Which takes place in Liverpool around the time of WWI. I thought it was very good (but it also had some tough scenes to watch).

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  18. Made me smile clear to my toes to know your daughter is visiting. I will check this out--sounds like an enjoyable series.

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  19. Looks like a good series to watch - and enjoy your daughter visiting!!

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  20. Oh it sounds lovely! I enjoy shows like this, too. Enjoy your time with your daughter,
    Jen

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  21. How wonderful to have a visit from your daughter!! I love true stories too! I will have to check this one out... sounds like a good one! :)

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  22. Hi Glenda,
    It's been fun catching up with your posts. We were up in Nisswa last weekend and I feel like I missed an entire month of instead of a weekend. Hope you are doing well and are having (or had) a wonderful time with your daughter.

    Sophie has been feeling really lonely for all her trip friends this past couple of weeks. I think she is finally feeling the let down on going on such a wonderful trip. I was ready and watching for it earlier, I wasn't prepared for it to happen now. Maybe it was the invitation to the Nehemiah trip that triggered something, I would adore for her to be able to go on the trip, but I am afraid it's way too costly for us. It sounds like a wonderful opportunity though.

    I am off to search PBS for the show you mentioned. I am usually a reader so I haven't been keeping up with the latest tv shows, but this one sounds right up my alley!

    Have a wonderful week!
    Kate

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  23. I'm really enjoying Call the Midwife. It's good to know others are liking it also!

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  24. Thanks for the tip. Will have to check that out.

    Thanks, also, for the message on my blog...and even more for the prayers for my little Noah.

    ((HUG))

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