A brand new official Call the Midwife podcast is now available.
BBC One’s much-loved period drama series about a group of nurse midwives in the East End of London celebrated a decade on air earlier this year.
Watch the Season 11 trailer:
It’s not the only big anniversary in 2022, as the British Broadcasting Corporation itself is celebrating its 100th anniversary this autumn.
As part of the BBC’s centenary celebrations, they’ve teamed up with Dr Alice Watson of the University of Oxford to record fans from across the UK who remember, have experienced, or have been touched by the storylines in Call the Midwife.
The 28-episode podcast aims to investigate “why Call the Midwife is held so dear by BBC audiences and uncovers the drama’s capacity to reflect, influence, and spark conversations around medical history and social change.”
We can now confirm that the first 15 episodes of the podcast are now available to listen to and download here!
The project was first announced earlier this summer, with the team asking Call the Midwife fans to get in touch and join in the podcast to discuss 18 specific themes from the show.
Topics included Adoption, Downs Syndrome, Sickle Cell Disease, Alcoholism, Racism and Windrush, Eclampsia, Faith and Religion, Vaccination, The Pill, LGBTQIA*# and the decriminalisation of homosexuality, Still Birth, Mental Health, Spina Bifida, Abortion, Diabetes and Pregnancy, Nursing and Midwifery, Sepsis, and Cervical Cancer.
Call the Midwife writer and creator Heidi Thomas added: “True stories about real people have always been the bedrock of Call the Midwife. These wonderful podcasts now shine a light on our fantastic fans as they reflect on their own lives, and what the show has meant to them. I was moved to laughter and to tears, and urge everyone who loves the world of Nonnatus House to give them a listen.”
The podcast’s next 13 episodes will be released on Monday 14th November, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the BBCs first broadcast.
Marking a century of TV and radio programming, a list of the nation’s “most-loved BBC television programmes of all time” was recently revealed, including (of course) Call the Midwife.
The next season of Call the Midwife has been filming in England since April.
Season 12 is set to premiere on PBS in the US and on BBC One in the UK in early 2023, following the show’s traditional Christmas special in December.
In the meantime, fans can celebrate a decade of Call the Midwife with this lovely book by Dr Turner actor Stephen McGann.
Call the Midwife is available on DVD on Amazon.