The Life and Times of Call the Midwife
The Official Companion to Season One and Two
By Heidi Thomas
(Harper Design, Hardcover, 9780062250032, 288pp.)
Publication Date: October 2012
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The real stories, lives and dramas behind the smash hit BBC series Call the Midwife which premieres on PBS September 30, 2012.
The official companion to seasons one and two, The Life and Times of Call the Midwife, gives fans a deeper insight into the period, the stories and the characters, and how Call the Midwife, based on the bestselling memoirs by Jennifer Worth, was brought to the screen.
With never before seen photographs taken on set as well as unique sketches and exclusive interviews and anecdotes, this book truly takes you behind the scenes. Discover the hidden secrets of the nurses and nuns of Nonnatus House and delve deeper into the historical context of the series with chapters detailing birth, health, faith, fashion, beauty, street life and food. From the team who brought you The World of Downton Abbey, high production values and attention to detail will create the ultimate and beautifully packaged gift purchase this Christmas that no fan of the show could bare to be without.
Heidi Thomas is an award-winning and multiple BAFTA- and Emmy-nominated screenwriter, producer, and playwright. In addition to Call the Midwife, her television work includes the period dramas Cranford and Upstairs, Downstairs. Heidi has influenced British TV for several years, and her shows regularly achieve record-breaking audiences. She lives in Saffron Walden, Essex, with her husband and son.