Helen George: Call the Midwife is educational

Helen George is surprised by the young fans who watch 'Call the Midwife' but thinks the drama provides sex education

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The cast of Call the Midwife

Helen George, Jessica Raine and Bryony Hannah

Helen George thinks 'Call the Midwife' provides sex education to young people.

The actress - who plays Nurse Trixie Franklin in the BBC 1950s drama - is "surprised" how popular the programme is among children, but is hopeful they will learn something by watching the show.

She said: "Lots of children seem to watch the show, which always surprises me as it's like a form of sex education for kids.

"But the sex is done very politely and nothing is shown. It's very tasteful - I get a lot of letters from 10-year-old boys."

While Helen loves working on the programme - which also stars Jessica Raine and Bryony Hannah - she admits it has made her terrified at the thought of giving birth, though it has helped her already make informed choices for when she does decide to start a family with husband Oliver Boot.

She added in an interview with The Sun newspaper: "They didn't take us to see an actual birth as preparation for the show but I don't think I would have wanted to go if they'd asked me.

"The show makes me feel really, really scared and makes me want every drug I can get my hands on when I eventually give birth.

"I would never give birth 1950s style - give me the gas and air and epidural, thank you very much!"

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