Stateside Anglophiles, familiar with Call the Midwife, fervently await its second season--airing March 31 on PBS. If you're uninitiated...Call the Midwife is a medical drama set in 1950's East London, featuring the nuns and nurse midwives of Nonnatus House, a charitable organization catering to the poor. The TV show garnered extremely high ratings since it first aired in the UK and received critical acclaim on our shores too.
Bramwell--like Call the Midwife--is a medical drama, but set in Victorian London. The show aired in Britain from 1995-98, then aired in the U.S. on PBS from 1996-2001. It features Dr. Eleanor Bramwell, a female doctor who serves the poor. In the opening episode, Dr. Bramwell tries making a go of it in general surgery, but the good ol' boys of the established, Victorian-era, medical society give her a hard time, compelling her to open her own clinic. Dr. Bramwell's wealthy, medical-doctor father is appalled by her slum clinic, but Eleanor loves her work..and we love her for loving it.
If you have free time this weekend, you may enjoy watching this first episode of Bramwell, which I have provided to you, below. As you probably know: Youtube forbids the uploading of entire movies or TV shows, limiting the uploads to 10-minute segments, thus, my 6 segments below for this one TV show.
Enjoy! I certainly did!