Tuesday, November 27, 2012

#Giveaway: Call the Midwife #DVD

Call the Midwife Season One DVD, PBS drama
Call the Midwife is an exciting true-to-life BBC drama series that looks at the stories of a midwife in poverty-stricken East London in the 1950s and is based on Jennifer Worth's A Memoir of Birth, Joy and Hard Times.  Coming straight from nursing school, the main character Jenny Lee doesn't know much about life, poverty or hardships when she joins an order of nursing nuns and midwives who care for the poor women.  We follow Jenny as she meets her patients for the first time and learns about life, all while keeping her own past secret.




I saw this series promoted on PBS, but wasn't able to watch it when it came on.  However, it is now out on DVD and after watching just the first episode, I am hooked!   I was immediately drawn into the episodes, which shows a world completely different than ours.  The characters are well-defined and believable.  I feel like I really know them.  Jenny is great--she is so young and so green, but has a fierce determination.  The shows are dramatic, funny and very moving.  You will laugh, you will get tears, but above all, you will love it.  If you haven't started watching, I suggest you do so.  It is definitely quality TV!

The DVD, offered by BBC Home Entertainment, was released in November.  The suggested price for the two disc DVD is $34.98 and $39.98 Blu-Ray.  Right now, Amazon is offering it for just $22.99 and $27.99.

Or maybe you want to try to win your own copy of Call the Midwife:  Season One.   BBC has generously offered two of my lucky readers their own copy of the video.  Just enter the easy Rafflecopter giveaway below.

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 Disclosure:  I was provided with a copy of The Midwife for review purposes.  As always, this review contains my honest opinions.

30 comments:

Petula Wright said...

I entered the Artisan necklace giveaway.

Petula Wright said...

I think I saw a promo for this just once. I wanna win 'cause it sure sounds interesting! :-)

Petula Wright said...

Sorry I haven't been around more often!

tanya904 said...

I would love to win Thanks
Tanya Riley

Hobbies on a Budget said...

I've never heard of this movie but it looks lke something I would really enjoy.

steve weber said...

oh yes I wanna win this

Adrianne B said...

I entered the Artisan Necklace Giveaway

Jennifer Williams said...

I would really love to win this, finally something my kids and husband will not sneak off with, lol.

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

I'm sooo team Chummy LOL! I love love love this series and would love to win this. Thank you!

xoxo,
Renee C.

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

I really want to win so I'm leaving another comment about how much I enjoy this show. :-) Thanks so much for the opportunity!

xoxo,
Renee C.

Carol Foltz said...

I've seen the first two episodes but didn't get around to watching the rest before PBS took them offline. So I would love to win this.

Carol Foltz said...

Yes I really want to win!

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

So glad to have found your site! Thanks Ann for all the giveaways and the extra chances to comment and win Call the Midwife. :-)

xoxo,
Renee C.

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

I hope I'm doing this correctly but the form says I can leave a comment everyday if I really want to win. I promise I'm not trying to spam you! I reaaallly want to win this DVD. I keep bragging on this show to my cousin so I need to get this DVD somehow so I can force her to watch LOL! Thanks again Ann!

xoxo,
Renee

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

BBC has excellent programming and I"m pretty much addicted to their dramas, especially their period films and series'. If anybody is looking for another drama set in the 1950s like Call the Midwife may I suggest The Hour? It's a drama set in the late 1950s centered around behind the scenes news production at the BBC. Really juicy stuff similar to the US series Mad Men, or so I'm told since I've never actually watched Mad Men!

I really want to win this DVD set, thank you for all the extra entries. :-)

xoxo,
Renee C.

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Back for my daily entry LOL! I just saw a short trailer for the Call the Midwife special and it looks like it's going to be great! Can't wait for Christmas!

xoxo,
Renee C.

Heather! said...

We watched this when it first aired on BBC. It was really good! A short mini-series, but really engaging. I did miss the second episode, so it would be great to catch up.

Thanks!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! said...

I entered the World Vision giveaway!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! said...

The BBC has such a history of great movies and series. This is just another example of the quality programming they offer.

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

The Steelers are losing so I figured I'd stop by for my extra entry to win this DVD set. If the Steelers can't win something I might as well try. :-P Thanks for the extra entry.

xoxo,
Renee C.

Heather! said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win this! Good series. :)

h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Thank you so much for the extra entry. :-) I'm SO excited to see who the lucky winners are. *fingers crossed*

xoxo,
Renee C.

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Are you getting sick of seeing my name pop up in your blog comments moderation page? LOL...I REALLY wanna win this. :-) Thank you again for all the extra entries!

xoxo,
Renee C.

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Hello again! If I'm not lucky enough to win this set hopefully Santa gets a hint LOL! Thank you for the extra entry. :-)

xoxo,
Renee C.

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Oh my...I've left a lot of comments on this post haven't I? I'm really excited about this giveaway and can't wait to see who the winners will be. :-) Thank you so much for all the chances to win.

xoxo,
Renee C.

Elisabeth said...

I would love to win!

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Only 1 more day left! I'm crossing my fingers AND my toes tonight. ;-)

Thank you for the extra entry. :-)

xoxo,
Renee C.

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

I can't believe it's the last day, I'm going to miss coming back to this post and commenting everyday. :-P Thank you again for all the cool giveaways and chances to earn extra entries. :-)

xoxo,
Renee C.

Elisabeth said...

Thanks for letting me know about this series! :)

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Were the winners announced for this? Just wondering :)

xoxo,
Renee

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