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Trivia: Call the Midwife
  • Acting for Two: Monica Dolan as Mave and Meg Carter in series 2, episode 3.
  • Anachronism Stew: Largely averted, but there's a particularly glaring example with the Establishing Shot of The London Hospital, which shows the name "The Royal London Hospital"—an appellation it didn't get until the Queen's visit in 1980.
  • Edited for Syndication: PBS, as is its wont, cut scenes for the American release. Fans, as is their wont, were enraged.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!!
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: The narrator is Vanessa Redgrave, no less.
  • I Want You to Meet an Old Friend of Mine:
    • Sharon Small (Nora Harding, episode 2x05) previously played DS Barbara Havers on The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. Jenny Agutter (Sister Julienne) made a guest appearance in episode 3x03 of that programme, A Cry for Justice, playing Jemma Sanderson.
  • Real-Life Relative: Screenwriter/show creator Heidi Thomas is married to Stephen McGann, who plays Dr Turner. (McGann good-naturedly grumped that just because he's married to the head honcho doesn't mean he gets a preview of what's coming; he had to wait to find out whether Sister Bernadette and his character were going to end up together until he got his script. For the record, they did.)
  • Reality Subtext: 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 very much coloured by the fact that Judy Parfitt's real-life husband died of Alzheimer's, which obviously shapes her performance.
  • Shipper on Deck: Stephen McGann and Laura Main ship their characters almost as desperately as the fans do. Possibly more.
  • Star-Making Role: For Jessica Raine, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, and Laura Main.

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