Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.
This is a really good show and is one of the family programs with drama and humor that are often popular for family viewing. The show is based on a memoir written by a midwife, so it was a bit awkward when the co-lead actress left the show after a few seasons, but the show was strong enough to go on without a hitch. It has a great ensemble cast, after all. It isn’t little weird that that character who left the show still does narration as an old woman at the beginning and end of each episode. So like many good shows, it follows a formula of sorts. There are two or three guest stars who have dramatic plots every show, and at least one complicated birth. Plus we have the continuous subplots of the regular characters. Some of the developments are predictable, but the writing is good and there is usually room for a tear in your eye near the end of the episodes. Overall it is well worth watching.