• Network: PBS , BBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 1, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Oct 26, 2012
    90
    This immensely absorbing drama is worth any trouble it takes to catch up with its singular pleasures.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Sep 21, 2012
    88
    This BBC hit is the soppily tender story of '50s midwives in London's East End. [1 Oct 2012, p.38]
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Sep 21, 2012
    83
    The show is a scrubbed-clean soap. [28 Sep 2012, p.66]
  4. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Sep 14, 2012
    100
    The cast is marvelous, the gritty, post-war set pieces are meticulously recreated and, even with all the warm-water enemas and splattered afterbirth, the story always has its eye on uplift and good cheer.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JBM
    Oct 27, 2012
    10
    The only thing negative I have on this show is the title. But the characters are engaging and you quickly find yourself cheering for them. The settings are outstanding as are the costumes and details. A solid drama with just enough small bits of comedy to keep it digestable. Full Review »