Blu-ray, DVD Release: Call the Midwife Season 1

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 6, 2012
Price: DVD $34.98, Blu-ray $39.98
Studio: BBC Home Entertainment/Warner Home Video

Call the MidwifeBBC’s acclaimed television series Call the Midwife quickly garnered almost as many fans in the U.S. as fellow British period TV show Downton Abbey.

Based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, Call the Midwife follows Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine, The Woman in Black), a new midwife in poverty-stricken 1950s East London. Jenny is part of an order of nursing nuns who provide the poorest expectant mothers the best possible care and often at home.

Through their cases, the midwives learn about their patients, including a woman on her 25th pregnancy and a prostitute who gets pregnant at 15 years old. And like in Downton Abbey, this East London community is on the brink of huge social change.

Narrated by Vanessa Redgrave (Anonymous), the TV show also stars Pam Ferris (The Raven), Helen George (The Three Musketeers) and Judy Parfitt (Dolores Claiborne).

Call the Midwife had the highest-rated new BBC drama launch on record in the U.K. and aired on PBS in the U.S.


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.