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Call the Midwife is back!

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PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Tue 12-Jan-16 00:18:15

This Sunday (17th) at 8pm on BBC1.

I enjoyed the Christmas special - it was good to see Delia back, and I think there's going to be a nice romance with Tom and Barbara smile

The trailer is here - it looks like we are going to get a thalidomide story.

desperatehousewife21 Tue 12-Jan-16 11:07:38

Ooh I had no idea!

Oldraver Tue 12-Jan-16 11:08:14

Yes they have been dropping 'Distaval' into the programme for quite a while now, havn't they ?

AtiaoftheJulii Tue 12-Jan-16 11:13:55

Oh, dd and I were glaring at Tom and Nurse Gilbert making eyes at each other! We do not approve. Like splitting up with someone and moving on to their sibling. We will be tutting loudly if that continues.

And yes, there was a "terrible morning sickness relieved by thalidomide" storyline - have been wondering if we'll see the fallout from that.

Oldraver Tue 12-Jan-16 11:27:23

Yes even in the Christmas episode he was mentioning Distaval.

It looks like they are going with the 'loving, caring, non-judgemental HCP' route again. Which I think was wide of the mark a lot of the time back then. Quite frankly it wasn't unusual for parents to be advised to abandon disabled children.

ellenanora5 Tue 12-Jan-16 20:19:07

Oh brill, can't wait, thanks for letting us know polkadots smile

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Tue 12-Jan-16 23:21:27

Atia, I suppose it does seem a bit of a bad idea, considering he was engaged to Trixie - it was just that I felt sorry for her when she couldn't go home and liked that he was being nice to her. And as a canon's daughter she'd probably make a good vicar's wife!

He's probably a bit old for her though, as well as being a workmate's ex-fiancé...

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 16-Jan-16 19:18:59

Quick bump before tomorrow smile

NeedACleverNN Sun 17-Jan-16 19:40:59

Bollocks didn't see you
Bumping this!

NeedACleverNN Sun 17-Jan-16 19:43:32

My husband said something that made me think


He said the insult flid was in reference to babies born with deformities from the mothers taking thalidomide. Is there any truth in that do you think?

AnneEyhtMeyer Sun 17-Jan-16 20:08:00

Yes it was, Need. I remember it being quite a common insult as a child.

Trixie has been ruined for me by Strictly Come Dancing. I did not like her at all on that.

firefly78 Sun 17-Jan-16 20:14:14

who is playing the mum in labour whos just asked for a cigarette on the ward? she is so familiar!!

IAmAPaleontologist Sun 17-Jan-16 20:15:56

Am curled up on sofa. Love the new uniforms but a bit worried about the Barbara/Tom possibility. Photographer is a bit odd just randomly following them like that.

AtiaoftheJulii Sun 17-Jan-16 20:16:15

Yes, it was. Haven't heard it for many years thank goodness.

IAmAPaleontologist Sun 17-Jan-16 20:17:51

Oh the poor baby sad

Glad they are covering thalidomide, hope the do it well and not too shmultzy.

YouBastardSockBalls Sun 17-Jan-16 20:21:00

Oh my goodness this is awful sad

Is that a real baby? Surely not?

foxessocks Sun 17-Jan-16 20:21:23

The assumption that the baby won't live sad I didn't quite see did it have no arms but legs were ok?

misstiredbuthappy Sun 17-Jan-16 20:21:35

Babara and the Vicar are going to have a thing aren't they poor Trixie.

foxessocks Sun 17-Jan-16 20:22:13

The baby is a model not real. I read it in the radio times. Apparently the actors all took great care of it.

misstiredbuthappy Sun 17-Jan-16 20:24:06

You would know something was up by now wouldn't you. If you still hadn't seen your baby.

AtiaoftheJulii Sun 17-Jan-16 20:24:10

No, legs weren't ok.

foxessocks Sun 17-Jan-16 20:24:58

Yes I know it was normal to put the baby in a nursery but she hasn't even seen her once. I would be begging to see my baby!

firefly78 Sun 17-Jan-16 20:27:09

its like having a prem baby. whisked away and you dont see them for days. sad

bantamgirl Sun 17-Jan-16 20:27:20

firefly78 - was the mother in Life on Mars?

Hulababy Sun 17-Jan-16 20:28:11

Could be a tough series this one!

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