2017

 

 

January 2017 – Call Me for Call the Midwife!

I know I’m really slow to discover this marvelous BBC series about a team of nurses in the East End of London in the 1950s and 1960s, but I’m so glad I did! I really have no excuse either as nearly all my friends in Australia are diehard fans. I’m not alone in loving it – when the first series ran in 2012, it was the most popular BBC show since 2001, and it’s kept its dedicated audience for the four series since then. This is one of those wonderful shows where you laugh, you cry, you sigh, you cheer. And it does all that while still giving a fairly realistic picture of how grim life was for women in Britain’s poorer areas before the pill and just as the National Health (universal health care) was kicking in after World War II. Read more…