For all fans of “Call the Midwife,” the time of waiting is just about at an end. The season 5 premiere of the BBC drama is coming up on Sunday, and this marks a chance for everyone to start to move further into the 1960s. This is a time of great change, and while some of it is positive, not all of it is. There will be moments aplenty where characters are in danger, and also where the attitude of Britain towards various topics will create all sorts of problems.
In setting up the general attitude of the public towards the series, in addition to some of the ideas that are going to be tackled, star Helen George told the following to What’s On TV:
“I think the thing about this show is that it lulls you into this lovely Sunday night tea-and-cake-comfortable feeling but then hits you with storylines about racism, homosexuality in the 60s, abortion and incest. In this series, we explore the issue of babies affected by the morning-sickness drug Thalidomide.”
The way that some of these stories are sprinkled in to many of these episodes is also rather clever: They tend to start off on a somewhat-happier note, but over time we hear more and more about some of the problems impacting many mothers-to-be. This leads at times to sorrow, and there are at least two or three episodes a season we’d consider to be serious tear-jerkers in some way.
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