BBC has done it again!
To my delight I have been watching a new period drama Call the Midwife every Sunday evening this winter. The series is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth and set in the East London slums in the 1950s. The first series of 6 episodes premiered mid January and we have followed the midwives and nuns at the Nonnatus House struggling with medical and social problems in a deprived area of East London. The characters are played with much warmth and humour by the likes of Pam Ferris, Jenny Agutter, Mirada Hart and the beautiful Jessica Raine (to name just a few). I must admit it is amazing to see the harshness and how rough life was like in the 50s.
I am pleased to note that the second series of 8 episodes is expected to air in mid 2013 - even if it is a loooong time to wait!
In the meantime, another period drama started last night of Upstais Downstairs. Not quite Downton Abbey, but I think I should give it a few episodes before I make up my mind on whether I like it.
I think I might.