Call the midwife anyone?

(67 Posts)
AloeSailor Tue 25-Dec-12 23:24:09

Can't believe the birth at the beginning, so realistic!

scrumpkin Tue 25-Dec-12 23:36:55

I know. Amazing! I cried.

CanYouHearMe Wed 26-Dec-12 00:20:08

Missed this. Will have to catch up on i-player tomorrow. Grrr.

merlottits Wed 26-Dec-12 11:05:24

Outstanding. Moving. The workhouse howl <<sob>>

mammmamia Wed 26-Dec-12 13:14:09

I've read the book but havent watched any of it on tv. I've sky plussed jt can't wait to watch

judefawley Wed 26-Dec-12 13:23:01

It was lovely, I cried buckets.

It was so obviously filmed in summer though; spraying fake frost all over everything didn't fool me.

Notquite Wed 26-Dec-12 13:25:54

MiL was characteristically bracing: 'There's no need to make all that noise when you're having a baby".

judefawley Wed 26-Dec-12 13:28:15

I said that too, not quite!

jinglebellyalltheway Wed 26-Dec-12 13:32:00

biggest load of bollocks ever! abandoned babies a rarity in the 50s??? shock at poverty and the concept of poor houses?? surely they all came across similar many times over! what was the big surprise?

and everyone is fixable, oh and the teenage mum who decided to keep the baby was just accepted down baby clinic and they all lived happily ever after.. and the old lady who had a lifetime of misery was "fixed" just like that!

yeah right hmm

Bilbobagginstummy Wed 26-Dec-12 13:39:37

Worth reading the books, jinglebelly - the Mrs Jenkins story in particular is terribly upsetting and being cleaner and more healthier didn't really heal anything more than the surface wounds.

Bilbobagginstummy Wed 26-Dec-12 13:40:18

I do agree about the fake frost though - they should have showered everything in mud!

Bunbaker Wed 26-Dec-12 13:43:59

I loved it as well, but found the fake frost too overdone. Who are they kidding?

Northernlebkuchen Wed 26-Dec-12 14:11:38

I found it very sad.

Bilbobagginstummy Wed 26-Dec-12 14:44:11

<realises I wrote "more healthier">
blush blush blush blush blush blush
<writes "healthier" OR "more healthy" 100 times>
<cries>

Tryharder Wed 26-Dec-12 14:50:44

I thought it was really sad and was shock and sad at the end. I hadnt realised that Dan Stevens was leaving.

Tryharder Wed 26-Dec-12 14:51:45

Oh FFS. Wrong thread. Thought we were discussing Downton. Was sad at Call The Midwife as well. grin

Clawdy Wed 26-Dec-12 15:22:17

Oh thanks a lot,Tryharder!was deliberately avoiding Downton threads as planning to watch it tonight....angry

Northernlebkuchen Wed 26-Dec-12 16:09:40

Clawdy - she's made a mistake posting that's all. No need to get all angry

Heavywheezing Wed 26-Dec-12 16:15:28

Downtown was pants, just watch the last five minutes

mrsjay Thu 27-Dec-12 11:06:44

we watched it last night slowly catching up on christmas telly, I loved it and cried and sobbed was mrs jenkins her from benidorm

FrankH Thu 27-Dec-12 23:37:50

Not a programme I would normally have watched - but other members of my family wanted to watch it, so I did as well.

So glad I did. It's one of the best things I've seen on TV. Extremely moving in a non-sentimental way. That it's based on a real life memoir makes it even more heartbreaking.

Apart from the fake frost, great production and direction. Marvellous acting from a stellar cast.

This deserves all the accolades and awards that Downton Abbey so undeservedly got (I like DA - but it's trivial rubbish in comparison to CTM). I suspect that many right-wing Americans will dislike CTM intensely because they will think it's Communist/Socialist propaganda for the NHS and Obama's health policies.

On the other hand, PC "liberals" will dislike it because of the nuns and the strong Christian environment.

Pixel Fri 28-Dec-12 00:35:47

I think we should all go back to speaking like Chummy. "Down to the napkin if you please".

I'm definitely going to start saying "Bravo!" grin.

mrsjay Fri 28-Dec-12 11:55:58

I think we should all go back to speaking like Chummy. "Down to the napkin if you please".

I'm definitely going to start saying "Bravo!"

QUITE grin

dd bought me the dvd for christmas think i will watch it tonight,

hattymattie Fri 28-Dec-12 13:24:44

I think DS was a bit overly influenced by Chummy - he's been saying "beastly" and "simply ghastly" all week. I've told him he needs to tone it down unless he wants to get beaten up at school; grin

mrsjay Fri 28-Dec-12 14:07:04

he's been saying "beastly" and "simply ghastly" all week. I've told him he needs to tone it down unless he wants to get beaten up at school;

hehe grin

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