Alice Watson

To mark the anniversary of the first BBC radio broadcast, the remaining 13 episodes of the 'Tales from Call the Midwife' podcast have been released today.

Presented by Dr Alice Watson, a researcher in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, this exciting new audio series records fans of Call the Midwife who have experienced or been touched by the show's storytelling. The latest episodes explore a range of new themes from diabetes and stillbirth to racism and disability, and capture the drama's ability to shine a light on marginalised communities.

Alice says, "Even though Call the Midwife is set in the East End in the 1950s and 60s, this podcast illustrates the myriad ways in which its subject matter continues to resonate with audiences in the present day. To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the first BBC radio broadcast, I am thrilled to release the remaining 13 episodes which are filled with incredibly moving, uplifting, and inspirational stories. I hope you enjoy listening to these conversations as much as I enjoyed recording them".

In the next 13 episodes you'll hear from:

  • Louisa, a former actress turned midwife, who's swapped the stage for the delivery room!
  • Veronica and Vicky who come together for an intergenerational conversation about diabetes.
  • Fran and her daughter Abigail who talk about the March for Midwives and their family's story of forced adoption.
  • And much more!

The final episode is an extended special in which Alice is joined by Kathryn and Alison, two community midwives who worked in the East End of London in the 1990s. Guaranteed to make you laugh and cry, Kathryn and Alison recall stories of their time following in the footsteps of the Nonnatus House midwives and share what it's like to be up all hours of the night when the people of Poplar, quite literally, Call the Midwife.

You can listen to and download all 28 episodes of the podcast on BBC Rewind.

The first 15 episodes of the podcast were released on the 18th of October - the date of the BBC's centenary.

Tales from Call the Midwife is one of a number of innovative research projects funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to help people explore the BBC's impact over its 100-year history. For further information, visit the BBC website.