Global Comment: Call the Midwife: Taking Mothers Seriously

The idea of a show that centres round mothers and children is utterly alien to many US audiences because they cannot fathom the idea of a world in which mothers and children are important and deserve to occupy equal space. The drama in Call the Midwife is in the value of the women and the services they provide, but it’s also in the interactions they have with each other and their parents, both mothers and children. This is one of the few places on television in which mothers aren’t shoved to the side, but are in fact at the heart of the drama and scene setting.

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