Get a Look at Call the Midwife with the Series’ First PBS Preview

Hit British drama Call the Midwife is coming to PBS stations this Fall starting September 30th. The series scored as BBC One’s highest-rated new drama since 2001 when it aired in the UK earlier this year.

Call the Midwife is set in the East End of London in the 1950s and tells the story of young Jenny Lee (played by Jessica Raine), a newly qualified midwife who begins work at a nursing convent, Nonnatus House. The plot follows the stories of Jenny and her fellow midwives as they navigate the crowded East End streets teeming with children, workers and a culture remarkably different from the wealth English countryside in which she was raised. It’s a sweet and generally moving story about poverty and class and love and community, and I’ve a feeling that everyone’s going to love it once it airs here.

So, click through for a look at the first PBS trailer for the show, which gives you a good feel for its tone and cast of characters.

The series is based on the real-life memoirs of Jennifer Worth and written by Heidi Thomas, who has brought us such gems as Cranford and Upstairs Downstairs. One of the series’ highlights is a fantastic performance by comedian Miranda Hart, who is in her first dramatic role here. (If you don't know her, she's playing the midwife who can't ride a bicycle in this preview.

Thoughts? Anyone particularly excited to watch this in September?