Neal Street Productions is the UK based independent film and theatre production company set up in 2003 by Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris and Caro Newling. Neal Street has a first look deal with Focus Features and currently has a range of film and theatre projects in development and production on both sides of the Atlantic.
One of Neal Street Productions’ major successes is the hit BBC1 series Call the Midwife, created by Heidi Thomas. A drama set in London’s East End during the 1950s, the show is based on the bestselling memoirs of Jennifer Worth. The series tells the story of a newly qualified midwife beginning her career alongside an order of nursing nuns in post-war London. The first series aired in 2012 and the show is now in its 11th season, with continued critical and commercial success.
Four tie-in books have been published; The Life and Times of Call the Midwife (HarperCollins, 2012), Dr Turner’s Casebook (Simon & Schuster, 2016), The Wisdom of Call the Midwife (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020), and Call the Midwife: A Labour of Love (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021).