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BBC launches a brand new podcast called ‘Tales from Call the Midwife’.

To mark its 100th birthday, the BBC has launched a 28-part podcast celebrating Call the Midwife.

The BBC has teamed up with Dr Alice Watson from the University of Oxford to explore the special relationship that the series has with its dedicated audiences Alice speaks with fans of the show from across the country who remember, have experienced, or been touched by its themes and storylines - ranging from alcoholism and Down’s syndrome to adoption and abortion. Over the course of 28 episodes, Alice investigates why Call the Midwife is held so dear by BBC audiences and captures the drama’s ability to reflect, influence, and spark conversations about medical history and social change.

You’ll hear from:

- Kerry in Southampton who was delivered by a nun

- Hannah, Tegan and Taina who were inspired by the show to become midwives

- Kathy in Milton Keynes who shares her family’s history in the East End…

And much, much more!

You can listen to and download the first 15 episodes of the podcast HERE:

Call the Midwife creator/writer Heidi Thomas said: “True stories about real people have always been the bedrock of Call the Midwife. These wonderful podcasts now shine a light on our fantastic fans as they reflect on their own lives, and what the show has meant to them. I was moved to laughter and to tears, and urge everyone who loves the world of Nonnatus House to give them a listen.”

The remaining 13 episodes of the podcast will be released on November 14th to coincide with the anniversary of the first BBC broadcast.

Alice says “It has been a privilege to chat with so many wonderful fans of Call the Midwife. I am immensely grateful to everyone who has taken part and I hope you enjoy listening to their stories just as much as I did”.