‘Call the Midwife’ Fans, We've Found Your Next Favorite Show, and It's a Throwback
The series is set in Victorian England and stars Jemma Redgrave.
If your favorite television genre involves women breaking barriers in the medical field (i.e. Call the Midwife and its ilk), then you need to queue up the 1990s television show Bramwell, which originally aired on ITV in the U.K. and is now available via Amazon Prime.
According to Amazon, “Set in 1895, Bramwell follows the fortunes of feisty, compassionate Dr. Eleanor Bramwell (Jemma Redgrave) in her pursuit of public health and private affairs in Victorian-era London.” It has all the historical interest and complex characters you’ve come to love in Call the Midwife, another show set in England during an important period of change in the medical field.
The series stars Jemma Redgrave (Howards End, Love and Friendship) as Eleanor Bramwell, a woman living in Victorian England who is determined to become a surgeon and make a difference in the field. She runs a free clinic in London’s East End and encounters challenges—medical, social, and ethical—along the way. The series also stars Ruth Sheen (Mr. Turner, Vanity Fair) as nurse Ethel Carr; David Calder (The World Is Not Enough, The Lady in the Van) as Robert Bramwell, Eleanor’s father; and Kevin McMonagle (Greenfingers, Your Cheatin’ Heart) as Joe Marsham, a colleague.
The first season of Bramwell premiered in 1995 in the U.K., and the series aired on Masterpiece Theatre in the U.S. in 1996. The fourth and final season of Bramwell aired in 1998. You can find all four seasons of Bramwell currently available to stream via Amazon Prime.
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Have you seen Bramwell? Will you tune in while you wait for the premiere of the next season of Call the Midwife?