“Call The Midwife”: Grittier Storylines

The last time I dropped in on “Call the Midwife,” the poor-London series, the season was Christmas. But the hit show’s producers are not about to let the storylines get too predictable. So for the new season they are promising grittier fare: abuse, prostitution. The aim is to prevent the series from becoming too “chocolate box.” I never thought that a program in which each episode essentially shows, in close-up, a baby being born, was in any danger of being called sanitized.

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