Call the Midwife: A Labour of Love

Ten Years of Life, Love and Laughter

Written By: Stephen McGann
Learn the up-close and personal story of Call the Midwife as told by the cast and crew. A Labour of Love is a moving journey through beloved series and features personal reflections, stills of fan-favorite moments, and anecdotes and insights from co-stars, producers, technical crew, and guests.

Each chapter, spanning each of the ten years of Call the Midwife—set from 1957–1966 and filmed from 2011–2021—takes a deep dive into the themes, locations, fun times and technical challenges from each season. Author Stephen McGann, who plays the indefatigable Dr. Turner, intersperses personal interviews with key cast and crew about their feelings, thoughts, and memories of filming key moments of the drama.

Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 2/15/2022
ISBN: 9781681888033
Pages: 416
Trim Size: 7.44094 x 9.68504 x 1.6


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Stephen McGann, Author: Stephen McGann is a leading British actor, who began his professional career at nineteen, starring in the West End musical ‘Yakety Yak’. He has since worked extensively in British theatre and on screen, and can currently be seen starring as Dr. Turner in Call the Midwife. In addition to acting, Stephen has written scripts for peak-time television drama and has also been a recording artist for Chrysalis Records and Warner Brothers. In January 2016 McGann published Doctor Turner’s Casebook, a companion book to Call the Midwife, in which he revisits medical cases featured in the TV series to discuss their historical and social context. His critically acclaimed second book, Flesh and Blood: A History of My Family in Seven Maladies, was published in 2017.