Is there a Call the Midwife thread?

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Oodbrain Sun 18-Jan-15 20:39:05

The poor little boysad

Groovee Sun 18-Jan-15 20:40:50

Love this programme, so heartbreaking seeing all the kids I'm that state x

StepfauxWife Sun 18-Jan-15 20:44:26

Oh I know, the little boy breaks my heart. sad

Mumzy Sun 18-Jan-15 20:47:32

It seems Trixie went through a similar experience to the young lad when she was growing up

Oodbrain Sun 18-Jan-15 20:50:02

I love Sister Monica Joan such pearls of wisdom in flowery language

Whitershadeofpale Sun 18-Jan-15 20:50:51

I don't know why the VoiceOver at the beginning always calls it cosy, or heartwarming etc. It's usually heartbreaking, all the more so as you know these things went on.

Does anybody know what else the young boy has been in? He seems very familiar.

ethelb Sun 18-Jan-15 20:53:36

It's a shame they didn't make more of a story about the wpc. They would have done a lot of what the nuns are being shown to be doing. They could have highlighted a reet good feminist argument about their work.

Oodbrain Sun 18-Jan-15 20:55:34

Dd1 has been up in arms about the W PC element.

BikeRunSki Sun 18-Jan-15 20:57:51

But female police constables were called WPC until what - the 1990s?

LIZS Sun 18-Jan-15 21:00:08

sad re children going to Australia

Oodbrain Sun 18-Jan-15 21:01:00

I was trying to remember that --from watching the Bill--I thought 90s.

Dd1 was all 'why has she got a skirt on, how will she run' etc

Oodbrain Sun 18-Jan-15 21:02:30

Yes and the hint at sadness.
I always hate separating siblings too.

ethelb Sun 18-Jan-15 21:03:45

Until 99, but they were a separate dept of the metropolitan police until 77.

They dealt with 'women's issues ' especially prostitution. Some argue that since the integration of the wpc with the men's police forces, areas they covered including missing children (many became prostitutes) has never been as well handled/ successful since.

Missing woman recovery rates in particular have never recovered.

StressheadMcGee Sun 18-Jan-15 21:03:54

I know LIZS, I really wasn't expecting that sad

MissHJ Sun 18-Jan-15 21:04:21

I thought the kids would get a happy ending and then the voiceover said otherwise. Really sad episode tonight.

Cecyhall Sun 18-Jan-15 21:05:15

So sad that they didn't get a happy life after all that.

Lots of emotions this week. sad

Marcipex Sun 18-Jan-15 21:06:46

So sad to think of children being separated.

ethelb Sun 18-Jan-15 21:08:48

Call the midwife has been getting schmaltzyier since the second series. They needed a dose of how tough life was for vulnerable people in the 60s. That whole mother and baby home rescue by the nice, caring considerate nurses and Drs story line was a bit too much of a stretch even for Christmas!

aturtlenamedmack Sun 18-Jan-15 21:11:18

God that ending was completely heartbreaking.

Oodbrain Sun 18-Jan-15 21:15:29

That's interesting ethel & I agree on the home at Xmas being schmaltzy

LennyCrabsticks Sun 18-Jan-15 21:17:10

Oh god that's just led me to google the child migrant stuff. It's horrifying! And such recent history too.

Angelto5 Sun 18-Jan-15 21:20:42

Good first episode I thought-so happy for Trixie smile

Was it her dad that suffered from PTSD?

Any thoughts on what is medically wrong with sister evangelina?

Raahh Sun 18-Jan-15 21:35:26

I loved the Billy Fury bit. My mum was always a massive fan.

ethelb Sun 18-Jan-15 21:38:41

Fibroids? But isn't she a bit old? Plus how many female drs were there?! This is getting ridiculous.

HoldMeCloserTonyDanza Sun 18-Jan-15 21:48:59

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that was insanely depressing!

I'm questioning the wisdom of spending my Sunday nights confronting the reality of East End 1950s poverty.

But the schmaltzy unrealistic crap in previous series used to drive me mad!

Christmas Day was really bleak as well. I mean they dress it up at the end with the swinging 50s tunes watching everyone having a nice Christmas dinner. But the next day everyone still woke up unmarried mothers and lobotomised former asylum inmates just the same. It wasn't a happy ending! The world was harsh and awful!

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