Call the Midwife is tackling some serious subject matter. RadioTimes reports season six of the BBC TV series will explore Female Genital Mutilation.
The UK drama, which airs on PBS in the United States, follows a group of nuns and midwives working in the destitute East End neighborhood of London. The cast includes Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, Laura Main, and Stephen McGann.
Star Charlotte Ritchie revealed how Female Genital Mutilation will play into season six:
We look into FGM. There’s a Somali community in the East End and one of our mothers has had FGM. … We spoke to survivors of FGM and their children and their perspective on it as people whose mothers had undergone and their stories and each story is so different.”
The new season of Call the Midwife begins on April 2nd on PBS.
What do you think? Do you watch Call the Midwife? Will you watch the new season?
This is a show that always makes you feel good in the end. Would love to read an article on how the show is filmed in the child birth scenes. It looks like real births and most of the time the babies looked like newborn babies. If the births were real, did the mothers get paid as actresses? Yes, I will continue to watch the show as long as it continues. I am watching it on Netflix.
We love it.