History Trivia / CallTheMidwife

8th Apr '16 10:27:50 AM hamza678
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* HeyItsThatGuy!
** Sister Evangelina is [[{{Matilda}} The Trunchbull]].
** Sister Monica Joan is the Queen from ''Film/EverAfter''.
** Sister Julienne is Jessica 6 from ''Film/LogansRun'', Roberta "Bobbie" Waterbury from ''Literature/TheRailwayChildren'', and Alex Price from ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'', among ''many'' others.
** Chummy is Miranda from -- well, from ''Series/{{Miranda}}''.
** Nora Harding is Barbara Havers from ''TheInspectorLynleyMysteries'', using [[FakeBrit a dialect]] she hasn't used since 2007.
** Hey, isn't that nurse treating [[spoiler:Timothy Turner]] for polio in the second Christmas Special [[Series/CallMyBluff Sandi]] [[Series/{{QI}} Toksvig]]?
** [[Series/OrphanBlack Mrs. S]] is Attracta in episode 4x06.
** Jessica Raine played Emma Grayling in ''Series/DoctorWho''.
** In 4x07, we have [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Mrs. Hudson]] as a cancer patient. Or [[Literature/TheWorstWitch Miss Bat]] depending on how old you are.
** [[Series/BandOfBrothers Smokey Gordon]] is now working as a policeman.
* HeyItsThatVoice: The narrator is Vanessa Redgrave, no less.
9th Oct '15 12:09:29 AM beaglefan
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** Hey, isn't that nurse treating [[spoiler:Timmy Turner]] for polio in the second Christmas Special [[Series/CallMyBluff Sandi]] [[Series/{{QI}} Toksvig]]?
** [[Series/OrphanBlack Mrs. S]] is Attracta in episode 4x07.

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** Hey, isn't that nurse treating [[spoiler:Timmy [[spoiler:Timothy Turner]] for polio in the second Christmas Special [[Series/CallMyBluff Sandi]] [[Series/{{QI}} Toksvig]]?
** [[Series/OrphanBlack Mrs. S]] is Attracta in episode 4x07.4x06.
9th Oct '15 12:07:37 AM beaglefan
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** ShowRunner Heidi Thomas is often referred to as "The Queen" in the fandom on Tumblr.

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** ShowRunner Heidi Thomas is often referred to affectionately as "The Queen" in the fandom on Tumblr.
9th Oct '15 12:06:30 AM beaglefan
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** "DTE", or "Dr Turner Effect", refers to Stephen [=McGann=] -- and his character, Dr Turner -- making women everywhere swoon. Any photograph in which he looks particularly attractive will be labeled with "DTE".

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** "DTE", or "Dr Turner Effect", refers to Stephen [=McGann=] -- and his character, Dr Turner -- making women everywhere swoon. Any photograph in which he looks particularly attractive will be labeled with "DTE".]
** ShowRunner Heidi Thomas is often referred to as "The Queen" in the fandom on Tumblr.
8th Oct '15 5:51:37 AM fearlessnikki
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* ActorAllusion: Pam Ferris has played a midwife [[Film/ChildrenOfMen before]].



* ApprovalOfGod: Long before the memoirs were filmed, Jennifer Worth spotted Miranda Hart and knew she'd be perfect for the role of Chummy Browne. Hart agreed to play Chummy if the books were ever filmed. The rest is history.



** In 4x07, we have [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Mrs. Hudson]] as a cancer patient.

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** In 4x07, we have [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Mrs. Hudson]] as a cancer patient. Or [[Literature/TheWorstWitch Miss Bat]] depending on how old you are.
** [[Series/BandOfBrothers Smokey Gordon]] is now working as a policeman.
3rd Sep '15 8:33:39 PM beaglefan
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* TheCastShowoff: Possibly the most understated use of this trope in the history of television. Sister Bernadette leads the hymns for prayer, and that's Laura Main, a trained soprano, actually singing. All the vocal solos are hers.
8th Aug '15 5:43:07 PM wrestlingdog909
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** In series 4, Doctor Turner touts an anti-nausea medication for pregnant mothers.
--> '''Dr Turner''': "The tablets are known as Distaval. The magic ingredient is called [[spoiler: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thalidomide#Birth_defects_crisis thalidomide]]]].'
19th Jul '15 11:24:57 AM RoseAndHeather
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* ThrowItIn: "The Road Scene" was originally planned to be shot in bright sunshine, but on the day of filming, the crew encountered a classically English misty fog. Cast and crew alike raved about the effect, with Stephen [=McGann=] citing in particular the symbolism of "Laura [Main] coming out of the fog" in particular as lending the scene a mystical, dreamlike quality that fit the romance perfectly.

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* ThrowItIn: "The Road Scene" was originally planned to be shot in bright sunshine, but on the day of filming, the crew encountered a classically English misty fog. Cast and crew alike raved about the effect, with Stephen [=McGann=] citing in particular the symbolism of "Laura [Main] coming out of the fog" in particular as lending the scene a mystical, dreamlike quality that fit the romance perfectly.
19th Jul '15 8:09:24 AM RoseAndHeather
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* StarMakingRole: For Jessica Raine, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, and Laura Main.

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* StarMakingRole: For Jessica Raine, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, and Laura Main.Main.
* ThrowItIn: "The Road Scene" was originally planned to be shot in bright sunshine, but on the day of filming, the crew encountered a classically English misty fog. Cast and crew alike raved about the effect, with Stephen [=McGann=] citing in particular the symbolism of "Laura [Main] coming out of the fog" in particular as lending the scene a mystical, dreamlike quality that fit the romance perfectly.
22nd May '15 5:42:17 PM RoseAndHeather
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* RealitySubtext: Episode 3x01 dealt with cystic fibrosis because Jenny Agutter lost two infant siblings to the disease, and her niece has it as well; she has since focused most of her charity work on finding a cure.
** Also, Sister Monica Joan's struggles with dementia are [[RealitySubtext very much coloured]] by the fact that Judy Parfitt's real-life husband died of Alzheimer's, which obviously shapes her performance.
* ShipperOnDeck: Stephen [=McGann=] and Laura Main ship their characters almost as desperately as the fans do. Possibly more.
** Doubles as ApprovalOfGod as Laura Main said that she's proud of the Turnadette shippers and glad the pairing is so popular.

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* RealitySubtext: RealitySubtext:
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Episode 3x01 dealt with cystic fibrosis because Jenny Agutter lost two infant siblings to the disease, and her niece has it as well; she has since focused most of her charity work on finding a cure.
** Also, Sister Monica Joan's struggles with dementia are [[RealitySubtext very much coloured]] by the fact that Judy Parfitt's real-life husband died of Alzheimer's, which obviously shapes her performance.
* ShipperOnDeck: Stephen [=McGann=] and Laura Main ship their characters almost as desperately as the fans do. Possibly more.
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more. Doubles as ApprovalOfGod as Laura Main said that she's proud of the Turnadette shippers and glad the pairing is so popular.
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