The show's star says plenty of people in the business still look down on it.
Alan Carr's got another gameshow revival and Line of Duty viewers will hopefully find out what happened after that cliffhanger.
Call The Midwife star Judy Parfitt makes claim about why the hit BBC show has never been nominated for Best drama at the Baftas.
Great news for fans of Call The Midwife – the primetime BBC drama will continue until at least 2020, according to the broadcaster.
BBC comedy Mrs Brown's Boys is the odds-on favourite to be the most-watched show of the Christmas holidays.
At the BFI/Radio Times festival recently, Call the Midwife (which won the Best Period Drama category in the opening vote) was voted Best Drama of the 21st Century, beating The Night Manager (Contemporary), Merlin (Sci-fi), The Bridge (Foreign Language), The West Wing (US) and Happy Valley (Crime). Sent the memoirs by author Jennifer Worth, Pippa, Ann and Heidi batted a few ideas about, eventually deciding against a film and heading for television, and the BBC.
The show was voted the ‘best drama of the 21st century’ (too right!) in a viewers pole AND it was revealed that show bosses are set to introduce a West Indian midwife into the fold. Writer Heidi Thomas said she is determined to reflect the cultures that flocked to the East End of London in the 1960s by creating the new character, who will be called Lucille. “We’ll be introducing our first West Indian young regular midwife to Nonnatus House in series seven.
You may have heard a few rumours that television will be rife with repeats and highlights shows this Christmas Day and whilst there are plenty of these reminiscent options to doze in front of after eating a big feast, there are also some great never-before-seen shows ready for your enjoyment. Here are some of our picks set to air on terrestrial television. BBC1 says goodbye to the dream team of Mel, Sue, Mary and Paul over this two part special which concludes on Boxing Day.
Massive, massive congratulations to Call the Midwife star Victoria Yeates who has just got engaged to her sumptuously beared beau Paul Housden! Hurrah! The 33-year-old actress, who plays Sister Winifred in the show, was taking a break from the set in South Africa while filming the Christmas special. Paul, who’s a well-respected composer for film, TV and adverts, then handed Victoria a amethyst engagement ring.
Dame Harriet Walter has joined the cast of Call the Midwife. The 65-year-old actress has landed the role of Sister Ursula in the period drama, which will return to screens next year, but her alter-ego’s arrival doesn’t go down too well with the other nuns and Nonnatus House will descent into chaos. Writer Heidi Thomas told the RadioTimes.com: “It’s back to earth with a bump for our beloved midwives as they return from their magical Christmas mission trip to South Africa.
It may only be April, but we’re already getting all excited about the Christmas period thanks to a certain Miranda Hart and her role on Call The Midwife. If, like us, you’re an avid viewer of the brilliant show, you’ll know that Miranda, who has played Camilla ‘Chummy’ Fortescue-Cholmeley-Browne since 2012, has been away for a little while having taken time off for other work commitments. This is where our festive excitement comes in, as it’s been confirmed that Chummy will give us one heck of a Christmas present when she returns to the show for this year’s Christmas special, before making a permanent return for series six in 2017.
One of the brilliant things about medical period drama Call The Midwife is that it’s about something that will be going on for the rest of time.
It’s another big week on the box with BBC One’s smash hit Call the Midwife back for a new series, Channel 4 launching a new comedy and a sumptuous World War I drama, too.
The winner of Strictly 2015 has been crowned, the Glitterball’s been engraved and we can finally all move on with our lives.
You know Christmas is just around the corner when BBC and ITV reveal their big plans for December 25.
Strictly Come Dancing’s Helen George, who plays Nurse Trixie Franklin in the wonderful Call The Midwife, has split from her husband, it’s been confirmed. The show doesn’t return to our TV screens until Saturday, but the ‘curse of Strictly’ is already being bounded around, despite the fact that Helen’s rep said their split was decided a while ago. Helen looked gorgeous in her new Strictly sparkles as she joined her fellow celebrity ballroom wannabees on the red carpet to officially kick off this year’s series.
Strictly Come Dancing’s launch night is now so close, we can almost smell the biscuit-y scent of fake tan and the, er, slightly sweaty air full of nerves from the celebrities. To add to our excitement, the BBC have announced that Call The Midwife’s Helen George is the next celebrity ready to don their sparkly heels and enough sequins to make a magpie jealous. BBC One controller Charlotte Moore has confirmed that Helen, who plays Nurse Beatrix ‘Trixie’ Franklin in the fantastic Call The Midwife, is swapping her uniform for fancy ballroom dresses when the show returns next month.