Call the midwife anyone?

(29 Posts)
OodKingWenceslas Wed 25-Dec-13 19:03:23

I can't fail to be surprised every time this is on at how much things have changed in 60isj years.

DameDeepRedBetty Wed 25-Dec-13 19:06:57

Signing in but will be watching tomorrow, as missed beginning due to Mother still grumping underfoot around the house.

Groovee Wed 25-Dec-13 19:21:04

I wish dh and Fil would shush.

OodKingWenceslas Wed 25-Dec-13 19:26:01

Dd1/2 are rustling paper and getting growled at !

OodKingWenceslas Wed 25-Dec-13 19:26:31

<sob> at the hyacinths

Recorded it to watch laterwink when it's all quiet !

valiumredhead Wed 25-Dec-13 22:04:38

Recorded it!

lookoveryourshouldernow Thu 26-Dec-13 08:44:12

...Can anyone tell me why the Doctor's son stole some tablets from his bag... and what relevance this had ??

I'm confused as he later went on to develop Polio ... and don't recall him showing signs of the disease...

MrsSlocombesPussy Thu 26-Dec-13 08:49:59

I assumed he was stealing pain killers as he was feeling ill. Was keeping quiet because he didn't want to spoil the wedding?

Mumzy Thu 26-Dec-13 08:55:36

Amazed at the gorgeous wedding dress that Chummy managed 'run up' in a day. I know shes a skilled streamsess but still!

OodKingWenceslas Thu 26-Dec-13 08:56:43

I assumed that re tablets.
Also though chummy was altering a dress rather than from scratch ?

MrsSlocombesPussy Thu 26-Dec-13 09:09:38

I thought the wedding took place a few months later, when the doctor's son had recovered. During that time Chummy also got her new home.

Just watched it. It was the spring. Vanessa was muttering something about Christmas turning to new year and then into spring.

mrsjay Fri 27-Dec-13 16:01:19

I was fine up until the hyacinths then i sobbed we watched it last night dd2 had a little something in her eye apparently grin The Drs son was trying to medicate himself and not wanting to make a fuss and his dad is so busy he never notices him anyway ,

longingforsomesleep Fri 27-Dec-13 19:39:36

glad i came on here to clarify the dr's son's pill popping! I thought it was the pills he'd been taking that had made him ill. Couldn't understand why there was no reference made to them at the end.

Indith Fri 27-Dec-13 21:33:24

Just watched it on iplayer. Do we think that's it for call the midwife now that the Covent has been demolished?

Very sweet and lovely and twee but I rather prefer the series that were on using stories from the books. The book stories were always so carefully chosen to illustrate how life was, a social history of Poplar. It came through well at first and even in the second series but I guess that's dive now sad .

Mignonette Fri 27-Dec-13 21:35:56

Indith They have apparently exhausted all the suitable story lines from the books.

GW297 Fri 27-Dec-13 21:39:10

The pill thing confused me too. I did enjoy it but not as much as last year's episode.

Indith Fri 27-Dec-13 21:39:59

I figured as much.

Bloody phone predictive stuff, I did of course mean done now at end of last post.

Indith Fri 27-Dec-13 21:41:52

was also confused by pills. wondered if there was something going on, then assumed it would come out that he was self medicating which masked symptoms. Was it him who shared a bottle of drink with the other boy who got it?

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Fri 27-Dec-13 21:43:05

There are 8 new episodes due to be shown in 2014.

They've exhausted her books but apparently have a wealth of stories from other midwives of the time. I'm pleased about that. I much prefer that they continue to be based on fact rather than what some writer in an office imagines it was like.

Davros Mon 30-Dec-13 23:35:34

I thought the doctor's son was stealing pills to make himself Ill so the wedding couldn't go ahead as he didn't want them to get married. Then, when his dad said he wanted him to be best man and go to the barbers together etc, he changed his mind. Couldn't work out how he suddenly had polio and the pills weren't mentioned. I'll go with the self medicating then

GW297 Tue 31-Dec-13 00:13:02

So did I! It was very confusing. Glad it wasn't just me.

Lucyadams184 Tue 31-Dec-13 12:28:04

Ah, I was confused with the tablets to, but that makes sense. I thought he was trying to make himself ill to stop the wedding. I'm glad it will be back next year.

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