Call the Midwife: The Casebook (2017)

Documentary. Actor Stephen McGann, who plays Dr Patrick Turner, explores real stories behind Call the Midwife.


Credited cast:
Stephen McGann ... Self - Host
Antonia Bruce Antonia Bruce ... Self - Former Midwife Poplar 1950s
Terri Coates Terri Coates ... Self - Midwifery Advisor
Heidi Thomas ... Self - Creator Writer and Executive Producer
Pippa Harris ... Self - Executive Producer
Janette Allotey Janette Allotey ... Self - Childbirth Historian University of Manchester Chair of De Partu
Nick Hedges Nick Hedges ... Self - Photographer
Eleanor Stewart Eleanor Stewart ... Self - Former Nun and Midwife
Aneira Thomas Aneira Thomas ... Self - First baby born under the new NHS
Rosaleen Moriarty-Simmonds Rosaleen Moriarty-Simmonds ... Self - Thalidomide Survivor & Disability Rights Campaigner
Valerie Jones Valerie Jones ... Self - Retired Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jenny Agutter ... Sister Julienne (archive footage)
Annabelle Apsion ... Violet Buckle (archive footage)
Linda Bassett ... Nurse Phyllis Crane (archive footage)
Alice Brown Alice Brown ... Angela Turner (archive footage)


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Actor Stephen McGann, who plays Dr Patrick Turner, takes a look at the social and medical changes that were happening in the UK in the 1950s and 1960s. He speaks with the people who work behind the scenes at Call the Midwife, as well as real midwives, nuns, and doctors who helped deliver babies during the era. This program also features clips from past episodes of Call the Midwife as well as a preview of the upcoming sixth series. Written by L. Hamre

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Release Date:

15 January 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sanningen bakom barnmorskorna i East End See more »

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Midnight Oil Pictures See more »
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