The stories and secrets behind BBC television's most-loved show. The official companion to series 1 and 2, as well as the forthcoming Christmas special. The Life and Times of Call the Midwife gives fans a deeper insight behind the period, the stories and the characters we have grown to love. Award-winning screenwriter Heidi Thomas provides a unique glimpse into how Call the Midwife, based on the bestselling memoirs by Jennifer Worth, was brought to the screen. With never before seen photographs taken on set as well as unique sketches and exclusive interviews and anecdotes, this book takes you behind the scenes to find out how Fifties fashions, make-up and homes were flawlessly re-created. Discover the hidden secrets of the nurses and nuns of Nonnatus House and delve deeper into the historical context of the series with chapters detailing birth, health, faith, fashion, beauty, street life and food. From the team who bought you The World of Downton Abbey, high production values and attention to detail will create the ultimate and beautifully packaged gift purchase this Christmas that no fan of the show could bear to be without.
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Heidi Thomas is an award-winning and BAFTA and EMMY nominated TV and Film screenwriter, producer and playwright and writer of the hit BBC TV show Call the Midwife (2012). Her other work includes Cranford (2007-2009), Upstairs Downstairs (2010-2012), Ballet Shoes (2007) and I Capture the Castle (2003). Heidi has influenced British TV for over a decade and brought stories, period dramas and historical events into our homes in such a captivating and original way that her work has regularly received record breaking viewings.
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