Call the Midwife

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Name: Call the Midwife
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Date(s): 15 January 2012 – ongoing
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Country of Origin: United Kingdom
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Call the Midwife is a BBC period drama series about a group of nurse-midwives working in the East End of London in the late 1950s and 1960s. The series was created by Heidi Thomas, originally based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth who worked with the Community of St. John the Divine, an Anglican religious order, at their convent in the East End in London. The show has extended beyond the memoirs to include new, historically sourced material. For the most part it depicts the day-to-day lives of the midwives and those in their local neighbourhood of Poplar, with certain historical events of the era having a direct or indirect effect on the characters and storylines.