Call the midwife

(541 Posts)

Tonight?

mrsjay Tue 22-Jan-13 13:23:06

and my memory is rubbish I only remember bits and bobs of what I read blush

ShephardsDelight Tue 22-Jan-13 13:26:15

yes there is 2 more, I think this is more the second book.
really, I would watch with a 10 year old , I think its a good educational tool sometimes especially for girls.

My grandma says (the late 50's/60's) they mainly kept you in for 10 days to let you recover before you're husbands wanted to have sex again boak why anyone would wanna have sex with a woman who's just have the hoo-haa stretched and still bleeding is beyond me!

ppeatfruit Tue 22-Jan-13 14:27:52

I don't know if I would watch it with a 10 yr old girl (I suppose it depends on the girl) You'd have to explain a lot and it'd probably put her off sex for life !!grin

ShephardsDelight Tue 22-Jan-13 16:31:05

I'd be a bit worried if a 10 year old wouldn't understand most of whats covered in their, soaps imo are worse.

I havent read the books yet, really want to, but.am loving the tv series so am scared theyll put me off the show.

Whats the second and third books called?

hackmum Tue 22-Jan-13 17:37:08

RE contraception - in the books she says that the men refuse to wear condoms, and that when the Pill became widely available the birth rate in the East End dropped dramatically.

BertieBotts Tue 22-Jan-13 19:19:11

Shephard's I would imagine it was because he considered her body his property and hence he could do what he liked with it including selling it sad It probably brought in more money than anything else she could have done, and I doubt he wanted to do any dirty work himself IYSWIM?

Shadows of the Workhouse and Farewell to the East End

mrsjay Tue 22-Jan-13 20:24:32

the episode with the old woman and the workhouse wail sent shivers down my spine

mrsjay Tue 22-Jan-13 20:24:49

The Christmas episode*

ArtexMonkey Tue 22-Jan-13 21:19:16

The woman giving birth with the gas and air had a crucifix above her bed, so presumable she was a catholic. They've just got Dutch caps in boardwalk empire, and that was the 20s.

Davros Tue 22-Jan-13 23:05:40

The first series was more varied. That first episode of the second series was a bit unrelenting with the two main storylines both being about very disturbing abuse of women. I watched the last series with 9 year old DD no problem but thought Sunday's was not suitable

ppeatfruit Wed 23-Jan-13 09:29:13

Yes shepherds I hate most T.V. soaps, its misery all the way; I've stopped watching them. I like Downton and CTM though I suppose because the scripts and actors etc. are so much better.

MarthasHarbour Wed 23-Jan-13 21:18:10

mrsjay have you read the book? the chapters on Mrs Jenkins are harrowing, and had me weeping sad

i recalled that the ships captain was 'using' Kirsten too <boak> in the book, and was glad that they didnt stay too true to the text. but gosh some of those hunky sailors <faints>

Oodsigma Sun 27-Jan-13 20:21:38

Weepy one already tonight sad

Heartbreaking sad

ChristianGreyIsAJackass Sun 27-Jan-13 20:24:16

I just finished talking to my Mum and that happened to her with my sister, we hung up because we were both going to watch it, feel like texting her sad

girliefriend Sun 27-Jan-13 21:01:53

OMG I am an emotional wreck after tonights episode! So sad sad

Love the series though.

diddl Sun 27-Jan-13 21:03:29

Just about sobbed all through that one.

Hope Chummy is back soon!

girliefriend Sun 27-Jan-13 21:08:49

Yes me to, think she is perfect for that character. Shame she is not going to be in it for a few episodes. Am also hoping she does have a baby!!

I have only read the first book, so when does Jenny Lee meet her husband?!

GW297 Sun 27-Jan-13 21:17:13

I love Chummy!

ppeatfruit Mon 28-Jan-13 09:52:32

That was heartbreaking again. sad Book readers; does Chummy return? I hope so, I am like you GW297.

I had a thought about the death of the baby didn't they smack their little bums to make them breathe and cry properly then? The mum said he wasn't crying which should be a danger signal shouldn't it?

Selks Mon 28-Jan-13 09:53:45

Thought it was way too OTT sentimental this time. It felt a bit much and put me off really.

Oodsigma Mon 28-Jan-13 09:54:18

I held it together until the funeral. Then I sobbed. Then they all sang to chummy and I sobbed. Then dh came home. blush

ppeatfruit Mon 28-Jan-13 10:02:32

Me too Oodsigma sad Was Chummy a boyscout leader or something? I couldn't work out why the little boy choir were all in uniform.

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