Call the Midwife "robot baby" could bring hope to Thalidomide survivors fighting for compensation. We wept on set filming Call The Midwifes story on thalidomide. The Guardian - Back to home. I heard the baby cry and the doctors talking. Call the Midwife fans praise 'incredible' thalidomide storyline as adorable baby Susan returns to have prosthetic limbs 'My beloved husband had gone. She was given the name Susan (as is the Thalidomide baby we meet in episode one) and had a profound impact on the cast. While Call the Midwife is typically more of an episodic show, its serialised stories have been some of its most effective. What's happened to Thalidomide babies? Call the Midwife is a BBC period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It certainly couldn't have been a real thalidomide baby , although it was a real baby . By Frederick Dove BBC World Service. I knew something wasnt right Tonights Call the Midwife tackles the thalidomide scandal. The new series of Call The Midwife will include the birth of a Thalidomide baby, writer Heidi Thomas revealed. The Thalidomide Society offers survivors, their families and supporters a social network and works to ensure the impact of thalidomide is never ... or call us on. He'd become my child': Call The Midwife's Judy Parfitt on how she had to watch her husband live with dementia for ten years Call The Midwife 'Thalidomide' baby takes first steps after losing limbs to meningitis. A Thalidomide prosthetic baby was made for the show - she even breathes with the help of puppeteers. Countdown to the Call the Midwife Christmas Special: the unstoppable Phyllis Crane.... What a contrast to year ago! A glimpse behind the scenes of Call the Midwife. [Archive] Where do babies come from? A glimpse behind the scenes of Call the Midwife. Call The Midwife addresses hard-hitting issues without offending viewers; Illegal homosexuality, alcoholism and dementia have all been discussed; This series, set in 1961, will look at the impact of thalidomide and the Pill; First episode of the prime-time drama airs tonight at 8pm on BBC1 By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline 'Some of our prosthetic babies are dragged around the set by their hair but not Susan,' says Heidi. Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS: You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. A question about Call the Midwife (spoilers) Cafe Society The new series of Call The Midwife will include the birth of a Thalidomide baby, writer Heidi Thomas revealed. Coronation Street Chat. The midwife also wore a mask whenever she attended to the baby and, along with sterile gloves, whenever sterilised instruments or dressings were being used and for all vaginal examinations as well as during the delivery. In this series of call the midwife a pregnant woman is prescribed the drug Thalidomide if you would like to watch this episode WITH its mix of beautiful babies, heart-warming stories and tragic tales, Call The Midwife regularly leaves its viewers in tears. Get the latest news on Call the Midwife, plus video, interviews, previews and exclusives from Nonnatus House. CALL THE MIDWIFE The Real-Life Tragedy Behind Call the Midwifes Heartbreaking Season 5 Premiere Programme-makers have used a For All Corrie Chatter.