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Call The Midwife- Series 4, Episode 8

March 9, 2015

Last night’s Call The Midwife was the last in Seres 4. I am sad to see one of my favourite programmes leave my screen for another year, but more than that, I am pleased and proud.

Because the episode covered disability, from the perspective of a pregnant woman who ‘uses sign language to communicate-‘ and at the prenatal class, other parents cared more about her husband being in the room than about her method of communication!

Another thing that impressed me was that her husband could both hear and speak sign language. I’ve always said more hearing people should learn it- and this is 2015. Call The Midwife is currently set in the 60s.

The episode also ended with what I would consider to be a disability-related bang- as a mother-to-be with very severe morning sickness was prescribed Thalidomide. My mother and I looked at each other, knowing how that story ended, and wondered whether the Thalidomide storyline would be continued when the programme returns next year. The programme doesn’t usually continue stories from previous episodes, but in this case, we would love to see an exception made.

If you missed the episode, you can watch it on Iplayer here for a month.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. maria permalink
    March 9, 2015 12:30 am

    I am Deaf and I don’t sign perhaps it should be taught to all school children then when they leave school should anyone need to communicate that way in time there will be more chance of finding someone who can.

  2. Janet Richards permalink
    March 9, 2015 11:14 am

    I’ve always thought there should be a universal sign language which everyone should learn. In that way, not only would everyone be able to communicate with those who are deaf, we would also be able to communicate with anyone whatever language they spoke.


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