Behind the Scenes: Reflecting on Season 8 & the Future
You’re going to need a tissue. Call The Midwife cast members discuss why the show has been so successful for eight years. Tune in or stream to the Season 9 premiere of Call the Midwife - March 29, 2020, at 8/7c
ELLA: The main lesson,
that Call the Midwife puts across is,
it sort of creates more empathy in the viewer I think,
you know shows that kind of are all about empathy.
FENELLA: It's wonderful to have such a show
that is also incredibly positive and life affirming.
JULIENNE: There are so many adjustments to make
when one is new.
FRANCES: Every day is full of things I need to
ask or remember.
JULIENNE: My door is always open.
All you have to do is knock.
JENNY: It's lovely to see that Call the Midwife
has remained successful.
We're in the eighth year.
And I think it's very much to do with the stories.
They're very good stories.
Extremely well told.
With great imagination.
LEONIE: I think it's brilliant because women are at the
forefront and women are also behind the scenes
which is so rare to see now on screen
and I just think you get to see really human stories
which we don't often see.
LUCILLE: Small, slow pushes.
Well done Elaine.
You have a beautiful daughter.
LAURA: The success of Call the Midwife has been incredible
and it just feels like it, it grows in the warmth and love
that people have for the show over the years.
DR TURNER: My life just keeps expanding.
There's room in it for everything that matters.
VO: Call the Midwife.
Returning next Spring.
Only on PBS.