Call The Midwife bosses are worried they’ll soon run out of certain storylines due to the invention of the vaccination.
The hit BBC drama follows a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London, with its first series set in the 1950s.
However, the upcoming 10th season will take place in 1966, and by this time, many diseases had been removed thanks to the vaccination programme.
In 1961, for example, the tetanus vaccine was introduced in the UK, closely followed by the live oral polio in 1962, before the measles jab came about in 1968.
Actress Stephen McGann, who plays Dr Turner, revealed bosses are struggling due to scientific advances: ‘We are actually having a problem on Call the Midwife, because we’re running out of these old diseases we started with, because we’re being vaccinated.’
Meanwhile, Call the Midwife writer Heidi Thomas added that the show warns viewers what the health situation used to be like and she encouraged people to get vaccinated.
‘There will always be something new for example but polio and TB are sort of on the run,’ she told the Mirror. ‘I have to look for new stories as we can’t do stories really about polio anymore.
‘By 1967, it had been eradicated.
‘So I am looking forward to the way in which medicine changes and we just aren’t running out of material yet I think.’
Call The Midwife is set to return to screens later this year with its long-awaited 10th series.
Call The Midwife is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
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