Synopses & Reviews
The real stories, lives and dramas behind the smash hit BBC series Call the Midwife
which premieres on PBS September 30, 2012.
The official companion to seasons one and two, The Life and Times of Call the Midwife, gives fans a deeper insight into the period, the stories and the characters, and how Call the Midwife, based on the bestselling memoirs by Jennifer Worth, was brought to the screen.
With never before seen photographs taken on set as well as unique sketches and exclusive interviews and anecdotes, this book truly takes you behind the scenes. Discover the hidden secrets of the nurses and nuns of Nonnatus House and delve deeper into the historical context of the series with chapters detailing birth, health, faith, fashion, beauty, street life and food. From the team who brought you The World of Downton Abbey, high production values and attention to detail will create the ultimate and beautifully packaged gift purchase this Christmas that no fan of the show could bare to be without.
The critically acclaimed British television series "Call the Midwife," written by Heidi Thomas of "Upstairs Downstairs" fame, was the highest rated new drama launch in the history of the BBC. Now it's poised to take American audiences by storm when it premiers on PBS in Fall 2012. Call the Midwife, the book, is the official companion of the TV phenomenon, featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, interviews, stories, and more. "Downton Abbey" fans, get ready for the next monster hit from across the pond.
The stories and secrets behind seasons one and two
The Life and Times of 'Call the Midwife' takes you behind the scenes of seasons one and two of the PBS television show. Discover how the talented cast and crew brought to life Jennifer Worth's experiences as a midwife among the slums and buzzing dockyards of London's East End in the fifties.
Find out how fifties fashions, makeup, and homes were flawlessly re-created. Discover the hidden secrets of the nurses and nuns of Nonnatus House and what flavor cake ruled in the kitchen when wartime rationing finally came to an end. Immerse yourself in a world that's been fondly revived to celebrate a glimpse of history that, like today, has childbirth at its heart.
About the Author
Heidi Thomas is an award-winning and multiple BAFTA- and Emmy-nominated screenwriter, producer, and playwright. In addition to Call the Midwife, her television work includes the period dramas Cranford and Upstairs, Downstairs. Heidi has influenced British TV for several years, and her shows regularly achieve record-breaking audiences. She lives in Saffron Walden, Essex, with her husband and son.