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Old 07-11-2012, 08:26
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If it is just a programme about Midwifes, why the hell should it be on Christmas Day.

Unless one of the babys born is gonna be called Jesus, and is born under a manger, and his parents are called Mary and Joseph.

I have honestly never heard anybody mention the programme, obviously in here, but not outside of here.

What is it about try and get me interested.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:48
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You obviously don't want or like the series and seem pretty close minded about it. So apart from saying that Series 1 was one of the best new series on TV in recent years, and starred Miranda Hart playing an absolute blinder of an acting role.............................
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:01
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Have to agree with the OP, it's too niche of a show to be put on Xmas Day.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:06
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Have to agree with the OP, it's too niche of a show to be put on Xmas Day.
It does really sound like the Sunday before Christmas or something kinda programming, I think i would rather watch a evening of Enders, and then some comedy, rather than something serious and very niche, but of course nobody knows the schedules yet, apart from George Entwhistle
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:11
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Have to agree with the OP, it's too niche of a show to be put on Xmas Day.
For what you describe as a niche show, perhaps you should check out the ratings:.

BBC1's new period drama Call the Midwife has become a ratings monster in its second week on air, with 8.6m viewers tuning in last night at 8pm, according to overnight figures a 31% share of the audience at that time.
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2012-...tings-for-bbc1


The final episode of Call the Midwife attracted 9.2 million viewers, according to initial overnight figures.

The BBC said it was the most successful new drama series on the channel since 2001, when the current ratings system began.

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BBC One controller Danny Cohen said: "It's been wonderful to see viewers respond so warmly - and in such large numbers - to this world of babies, nuns and extraordinary women."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17101303

Most mainstream dramas would kill for those ratings.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:25
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Think we meant too niche for Christmas Day, unless theres gonna be a baby called Jesus, and the parents, being Called Mary and Jesus

We werent saying it shouldnt be on at all, during the christmas period, but the BBC, have got a format for Christmas Night, that has worked well for years, why change.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:20
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What format?

If you wanted to know what a programme was why didn't you just Google? Or was it just so you could post your Jesus joke (twice)?
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:31
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Think we meant too niche for Christmas Day, unless theres gonna be a baby called Jesus, and the parents, being Called Mary and Jesus
That's like saying that EastEnders is too niche for Christmas Day because The Vic isn't full of travelling kings and shepherds quaffing ale, or that Only Fools And Horses was too niche for Christmas because Del Boy wasn't trying to flog knocked off frankincense and myrrh.

By those criteria there'd never have been a Doctor Who special for Christmas Day unless he'd abandoned his Tardis and started gadding round on a donkey.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:44
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I love CTM and don't see an issue with it being on on Christmas Day. Its probably the only prog they can put up against Downton.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:15
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Has the Xmas Day lineup been finalised and published yet?
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:34
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Oh brillliant , I must set the timer and watch it . I love it .
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:36
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Think we meant too niche for Christmas Day, unless theres gonna be a baby called Jesus, and the parents, being Called Mary and Jesus

We werent saying it shouldnt be on at all, during the christmas period, but the BBC, have got a format for Christmas Night, that has worked well for years, why change.
Not many virgins on East Enders either , and not one virgin birth in all the years of it being on Christmas Day Tsk Tsk
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:40
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Think we meant too niche for Christmas Day, unless theres gonna be a baby called Jesus, and the parents, being Called Mary and Jesus

We werent saying it shouldnt be on at all, during the christmas period, but the BBC, have got a format for Christmas Night, that has worked well for years, why change.
It is not hard to imagine the plot having a Christmas theme, it has been done before with pregnant mother looking for somewhere to stay etc. But as the BBC have a very successful series about a midwife they would be crazy not to take advantage of that over Christmas.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:52
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What is this Google thing, i keep hearing about?
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:59
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If you wanted to know what a programme was why didn't you just Google? Or was it just so you could post your Jesus joke (twice)?
I'd be inclined to think that it was the bit in bold.
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Old 08-11-2012, 13:52
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They are showing Call the Midwife in the US now, and I love it. Again, one has to suspend belief on occasion, but it is lighthearted with serious moments and all around entertaining. Of course there is excellent acting as usual.

Hope they show the Christmas special here, last week's show was the final one, and several things were unresolved.
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Old 08-11-2012, 17:35
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A lovely programme on Christmas day .. I am all for that


Soaps, Bond Films and any Reality crap should be taken of...... They are NOT Christmas day shows
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Old 08-11-2012, 17:55
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Think we meant too niche for Christmas Day, unless theres gonna be a baby called Jesus, and the parents, being Called Mary and Jesus

We werent saying it shouldnt be on at all, during the christmas period, but the BBC, have got a format for Christmas Night, that has worked well for years, why change.
This is not a wind up...three of my friends had babies on Christmas Day; two of them were called Mary. Only one of the Mary's had a boy and she called him Mark!!
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Old 08-11-2012, 18:09
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I once had a dog that gave birth on Christmas Day. I came down on Christmas morning to find she'd decided to drag her blanket into the kitchen and go into labour on the floor right in front of the saucepan cupboard. This is just what you need when you're about to cook the biggest meal of the year

I expect there will be something festive about Call The Midwife. I haven't read the books, though, so I'm not sure if there's mention of Christmas in any of them. Having said that, it seems they're departing a bit from the books now, much like they eventually did with James Herriot's 'All Creatures Great And Small'.
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Old 08-11-2012, 19:04
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This is not a wind up...three of my friends had babies on Christmas Day; two of them were called Mary. Only one of the Mary's had a boy and she called him Mark!!
Jesus!

(sorry)
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Old 08-11-2012, 19:18
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What is this Google thing, i keep hearing about?
Something to do with cricket ...
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