A Real Call the Midwife Baby

Tea Time Tidbit for the week of October 16, 2017

It’s a girl! This week, congratulations are in order to Call the Midwife co-stars, Helen George, who plays Trixie, and her partner, Jack Ashton, who plays Reverend Tom. They recently joined the world of parenthood, when George gave birth to a beautiful little girl - ‘Wren Ivy’.

In what sounded like a scene from Call the Midwife, little Wren Ivy was born six weeks early – arriving just in time for her own baby shower! As you can see from the photographs George shared on social media, the sweet little girl is as pretty as her mother.

Not long before her daughter’s birth, George was cheering on the father-to-be in the annual Fun Run in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust held in Dulwich Park in London on September 23rd. The Fun Run is something the Call the Midwife cast turn out to support every year.

Jenny Agutter, who plays Sister Julienne in Call the Midwife, has the gene for Cystic Fibrosis in her family, and she can often be found campaigning to bring awareness to the disease. Along with Ashton, who was a runner up in the 10K race, other Call the Midwife participants included, Laura Main, who plays Shelagh Turner, Charlotte Ritchie, who plays Ashton’s television wife Jenny, and Kate Lamb, who played Delia Busby. As you can see from the photograph, a couple of four legged friends also participated!

As well as raising funds for research and treatment of Cystic Fibrosis, Agutter has also been a long-time supporter of ‘Byte Night’. This is a fundraising event where people sleep outside overnight in order to raise money to support Action for Children’s Youth Homelessness Projects. Apparently there are over 82,000 homeless youth in the U.K. October 6th, marked the 20th Byte Night, and Agutter has taken part in all but two of them.

Call the Midwife will be returning to our screens in a couple of months, with its annual Christmas Special. Series 7 will air in 2018.

To contact Heather:
E-mail: heather@mpt.org
Address: Afternoon Tea
Maryland Public Television
11767 Owings Mills Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117

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