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Call The Midwife

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Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 17 Feb 2013 09:34

I see from another forum that, shock horror, they had a type of pram on the programme that didn't exist until much later. from Kense post...21/01/2013

I havent seen the purple pram which I thought would be early 1970's however I did see the pram which the Grandmother brought on tic for her grandson as she had gained custody of both her grandchildren because of the fire, the pram which she brought was obviously an up todate one the silver cross kensington as you can tell by the lining inside the pram only a quick glance but even I saw it .....didnt change the story but just saying :-D

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 17 Feb 2013 10:21

I cannot quite understand how someone who was actually there (Merlin's post) can say that some people in the East End circa 1950's did not live in poverty, when the the tenements were a fact. Did she know the author? (My ex husband spend some of his childhood there with his mother.)

It is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, the cases that stuck in her brain, which were the unusual ones.

The poverty experienced in 50's East End, London, is a fact. Not all the people coped well with this, those cases that the author writes about are some of those.

I enjoy watching this, some of the characters remind me of the families from the East End that came 'Hopping' in our village , when I was a child in the 50's.


♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 17 Feb 2013 19:51

Everyone ready for tonight's episode :-D

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 24 Feb 2013 22:40

Was a bit sad tonight :-(

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 24 Feb 2013 23:22

Although this series is supposed to be based on ture stories of Jennifer Worth I did find tonights alittle bit over the top with regards the father and daughter he lived just long enough or even gained consiouness (sp) to meet his new grandson ...nahhh but I do love this series and long may it continue....BTW Itsmytelly says that the pub is the same as the one used in Goodnight sweetheart :-D

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 24 Feb 2013 23:28

Shed a tear or two when baby was put into his grandad's arms :-( ..........and also when I saw the sanatorium at the end. In the early fifties my best friend at school was a TB. patient and I used to visit with her mam.

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 25 Feb 2013 13:19

I remember a van like that parked over the road from us when I was a child.

Von

Von Report 25 Feb 2013 14:24

Too poignant for me as it was the anniversary of my fathers death yesterday. :-( :-(
Love the series though.
Von

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 25 Feb 2013 14:41

I had a tear or two over last nights episode and thought the acting was excellent.

The young nun plays her part extremely well too with the obvious love for the doctor and not being able to express it. I really hope she makes a full recovery.

Call me an old softy :-) :-)

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 25 Feb 2013 15:50

"You're an old softy Barb" ;-) :-D

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 25 Feb 2013 15:53

I had a bit of a tear in my eye too., Mau. I thought the guy who played the father was very good....he did a good job at that dying bit, don't care of it was corny or not :-D <3

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 25 Feb 2013 15:58

The old man played Twister in Larkrise to Candleford didn't he.

Another show I loved to watch and there's not going to be anymore episodes made, which is a real shame.

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 25 Feb 2013 16:19

I never watched Larkrise, Barb, and am just getting tuned in to Midwives! Slow, eh? :-D

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 25 Feb 2013 16:33

I have just been reading an interview with Heidi Thomas - hmmmm

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 25 Feb 2013 16:52

Not having read the book, as long as they stay within the same style it doesn't bother me if the script writer 'makes them up'. :-D

BTW - has anyone seen GoldenGirl posting recently?

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 25 Feb 2013 17:07

Mau :-D :-D

Errol, hmmmm what, dish it then

Loved Cranford too :-)

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 25 Feb 2013 17:11

I remember when Heidi Thomas featured in a certain magazine that visits the homes of the rich and famous.
Lovely pictures on the side, knick knacks etc.
Except it wasn't her house!

Joeva

Joeva Report 25 Feb 2013 18:30

Hayley,

Your IMT is correct, the pub is the Royal Oak in Columbia Road E2.

Right in the middle of the famous Sunday flower market.

This has been used by many film-makers as the exterior is typical 1940s although totally refurbished inside.

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 10 Mar 2013 21:06

Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed this programme.

Tonight was really good and .....sniff am just recovering....
do love a happy ending. :-)

Emma :-)

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 10 Mar 2013 21:16

I am going to miss this programme as it's the best programme on all the TV
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