Call the Midwife’s Laura Main shares behind the scenes photos from every season as series 10 airs

Bethan Rose Jenkins
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Photo credit: Lia Toby - Getty Images
Photo credit: Lia Toby - Getty Images

Call the Midwife’s Laura Main, who plays Nurse Shelagh Turner in the show, shared her final behind the scenes photograph as the first episode of series 10 aired this weekend.

The actor has been posting a behind the scenes look at each series from over the past 10 years on her Instagram page, before ending with a final post to welcome in series 10.

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The photo features Laura standing in costume as Shelagh on the steps of Nonnatus House as they were about to start filming for the most recent series.

Laura said she was “so happy that the covid protocols were working and that we were continuing” and added that she felt “really lucky to have been working during this time, and to have this to share now. And to be celebrating 10 years in the show!”

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The on-screen nurse also referenced the fact that latest series had been delayed due to the pandemic saying, “I know the series is out a little later than normal, and sorry to those in other counties that have longer still to wait.”

Other snaps Laura shared from filming featured her on screen family and peeks at the cast between scenes in South Africa while filming the 2016 Christmas special.

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The first episode of series 10 aired yesterday (18 April) and featured a storyline involving radiation poisoning, based on the real life consequences of nuclear testing during the war.

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The show received praised for dealing with the sensitive issue and actor Stephen McGann, who plays Laura’s on screen husband, Doctor Patrick Turner, shared many of the comments on his Twitter account.

He also included a link to more information about the true story which inspired the storyline.

Call the Midwife airs on BBC One on Sundays at 8pm

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