Why ‘Call The Midwife’ is the most culturally and politically significant programme on British TV

Call The Midwife started as a quaint, conventional story of a post-WW2 midwifery practice in East London, based on the memoirs of a real-life midwife – Jennifer Worth – and quickly became a Sunday-night ratings success for the BBC. Now into its sixth series, the setting may not have changed and the tales of expectant mothers in poverty still abound, but […]

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10 things I’ve learned from appearing on TV quiz shows

This Friday one small personal life goal will be achieved, as BBC2 airs my appearance as a competitor on Mastermind. Ever since I realised at a relatively young age that I had the ability to absorb and regurgitate a large number of (mainly) useless facts, I’ve wanted to appear and sit in the big black chair. However, this isn’t my first […]

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