Neal Street Productions is the UK based independent film and theatre production company set up in 2003 by Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris and Caro Newling. Neal Street has a first look deal with Focus Features and currently has a range of film and theatre projects in development and production on both sides of the Atlantic.
One of Neal Street Productions’ recent successes is the hit BBC1 series Call the Midwife, created by Heidi Thomas. A drama set in London’s East End during the 1950s, the show is based on the bestselling memoirs of Jennifer Worth. The series tells the story of a newly qualified midwife beginning her career alongside an order of nursing nuns in post-war London. The first series aired in 2012, starring Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Cliff Parisi, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt and Vanessa Redgrave, and acheived critical and commercial success, with over 10 million viewers tuning in to each episode. A second series has been commissioned, and is expected to air in January 2013.
A tie-in book, The Life and Times of Call the Midwife, was published by HarperCollins in October 2012.
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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CALL THE MIDWIFE: THE OFFICIAL COMPANION TO SERIES ONE AND TWO — Buy it here
The real stories, lives and dramas behind the smash hit BBC series Call the Midwife.
The official companion to series 1 and 2, as well as the forthcoming Christmas special.
For over 11 million viewers, the first series of Call the Midwife was the TV highlight of their week. The very first episode broke all records on television for viewers watching a new drama.
The book gives fans a deeper insight behind the period, the stories and the characters we have grown to love. Award-winning screenwriter Heidi Thomas provides a unique glimpse into how Call the Midwife, based on the bestselling memoirs by Jennifer Worth, was brought to the screen. With never before seen photographs taken on set as well as unique sketches and exclusive interviews and anecdotes, this book takes you behind the scenes to find out how Fifties fashions, make-up and homes were flawlessly re-created.
Discover the hidden secrets of the nurses and nuns of Nonnatus House and delve deeper into the historical context of the series with chapters detailing birth, health, faith, fashion, beauty, street life and food. From the team who bought you The World of Downton Abbey, high production values and attention to detail will create the ultimate and beautifully packaged gift purchase this Christmas that no fan of the show could bare to be without.
PUBLICATION DATE: 25th October 2012