1950s midwife drama comes to our screens

By Rosanna Holmes,
12th January 2012 - 10:01

New BBC One show is delivered to viewers on Sunday night

A new drama series starting on BBC One this Sunday gives an insight into the lives of midwives working in East End London as it recovered from the blitz in the 1950s.

The six-part Call the Midwife sees young nurse Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine) move to Poplar to take up her daunting role. Her first job is to take care of a woman who is pregnant for the 25th time.

Based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, the real-life Jenny Lee, the drama plays tribute to her experiences as a young woman working in a deprived and, at times, dangerous area.

Lovers of 50s design will enjoy the authentic set along with the fabulous cast, which includes comedian Miranda Hart.

Tune in on Sunday 15th January at 8pm on BBC One.

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