Call the Midwife: The Casebook

Genre: Documentaries

Duration: 1 x 60’

Year of Production: 2016

Production Company: Midnight Oil Pictures & Neal Street Productions

Commissioned By: BBC1 UK

Definition: HD

Portraying the real life stories that inspired the BBC series

This special one-off documentary looks at the real life stories that are the inspiration behind the internationally successful BBC drama series Call the Midwife, loved by millions of people around the world. Host actor Stephen McGann, better known to audiences as Dr. Patrick Turner, travels across the UK to examine the developments in medical care, changes in midwifery practice and advances in medicine in the 1950s and 60s. A must-see for fans, the special also features interviews with key cast members to reveal how this behind-the-scenes research all comes together to inform their performance, and help them develop the characters they play.