Sunday, December 29, 2013

"Call the Midwife" Holiday Special

I just discovered some exciting news. The wonderful British television series Call the Midwife is kicking off its third season (set to start in March, 2014) with a Holiday Special which will be airing tonight on PBS. I adored the first two seasons and think it is one of the best shows to come out of Britain in recent years. Though the third season doesn't start until March, this holiday special acts as a sort of bridge between seasons two and three. Anyway, if you aren't home to watch this, be sure to record it to enjoy later since the reviews from Britain (where it has already aired) are excellent. It sounds like some very heartwarming and festive happenings are going on at Nonnatus House. This show about the nuns and midwives of Nannatus House providing free maternity care to the impoverished women living in the East End of London in the 1950's is a real gem.  I love hearing Vanessa Redgrave's voice open each episode... Go here to read more about Call the Midwife. Enjoy!


  1. Watch and love this series! PBS and the BBC excel at dramatic productions.
    We just bought a new TV and have been watching Homeland on Netflix and I am very impressed so far.
    Happy New Year!

  2. Thank you so much, Sunday! I would have completely missed this if I hadn't seen it here.

  3. Vanessa Redgrave was also in the BBC adaptation of The 13th Tale, though I'm not wild about weird twin stories.
    The Bletchley Circle is back too, which was possibly more popular on your side of the Atlantic than it was here.

  4. Sunday,

    Thank you for the reminder! I love this program and could not agree more it is excellent!

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy New Year.


  5. I happened upon the Christmas special last night, Sunday, and there I stayed, planted until the very end. So many endearing scenes and issues addressed of the era. I won't spoil it for those who haven't seen it, but, it really brought home some things we experienced here in the States in the 1950's.

    Did you know that the Republic of Tea has two specialty tins out right now with a nod to Downton Abbey? I've been sipping on none other than Lord Grantham's Breakfast Blend.

    Happy New Year.

  6. I love that show. I missed the last show of last season and never did find it to see what happened. This special kind of filled in about Chummy (I love her) and the others. I didn't know Vanessa R. narrated it but I always write down what she says about profound things.