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Sigrid Thornton’s new birthing centre drama reflects the times

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“I’ve no doubt that the lockdown affected my response,” she says. “People really need to feel a sense of connection in times of crisis, and they need to feel that they can see and hear one another, even though they are so distanced. So I thought this show really fit the bill. But the dynamic is a very complicated one, and all of the relationships are, in their own ways, quite complicated.”

If the first episode is any indication, Amazing Grace has more shock twists than a daytime soap. Except in this case, they’re right up front. As Diane, the hospital mentor to Kate Jenkinson’s gifted but frazzled midwife, Grace, Thornton appears at first stern and despairing of her protege, but, in tune with the rapidly developing plot,…



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