Since its debut in 2011, audiences have grown to love to Call the Midwife’s actors and staff like members of their own families.
In light of this, the loss of a beloved member of the filmmaking family—whether a beloved on-screen character or a member of the crew—can be devastating.
Several characters’ futures were in jeopardy in the 11th season’s eighth and last episode of Call the Midwife, and the show also paid touching respect to Kevin Corbishley.
The Heartfelt Tribute Paid by Call the Midwife to Kev Corbishley
Kevin Corbishley, also known as Kev, was a member of the Call the Midwife family who passed away after the Nonnatus House clan reunited in the episode’s final moments.
This is what the basic tribute title card said: Kev Corbishley (1965-2022) is remembered here.
Between the year 2020 and before his death earlier this year, Kevin Corbishley worked as a standby rigger in the camera and electrical department for fifteen episodes of Call the Midwife.
The cherished crew member was a rigger on the BBC comedy series Ghosts and an art department assistant on the 2012 picture Anna Karenina, which starred Kiera Knightley and Jude Law.
Respectful Followers Lay Flowers
After the broadcast, viewers took to social media to express their condolences to Kevin’s family and the cast and crew of Call the Midwife.
Someone tweeted, “Sending condolences to his family and all cast and crew members of the best television series.” Another said, “Please extend my gratitude to the entire cast and crew of Call the Midwife.” Sorry to hear about your loss, x.
This fan praised the show by saying, “Excellent episode. All of this is really appreciated. A touching tribute to a beloved crew member. My deepest sympathies go out to his loved ones.
“That homage was really upsetting, but it’s fantastic that a crew member was so appropriately commemorated,” wrote another Twitter user. A loss that came much too soon. R.I.P” I am so sorry to hear this,” the distraught supporter said. Considering his whole family,
The eulogy ended with the words “Rest in eternal peace, Kevin.” According to the official Call the Midwife Twitter account, Kevin was a much-appreciated employee.
Celebrities Get Their Due Respect From Fans
People quickly took to social media after the episode aired to express their condolences to Kevin’s family and the cast and crew of Call the Midwife.
One fan tweeted, “So sad to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the cast and crew of the best television series.”
Someone else chimed in, “Please extend my gratitude to everyone involved in Call the Midwife. We are sorry for your loss.
A commenter said the episode was fantastic. I appreciate it a lot. A respectful remembrance of one of your own. Please accept my sympathies on behalf of his family.
A different fan tweeted: “That tribute was really sad but great that a crew member was so appropriately commemorated. gone in a flash R.I.P”
The heartbroken cheerleader continued, I’m truly sad to hear this. hoping for the best for him and his loved ones. The admirer then said, “Rest in eternal peace, Kevin.”
The official Call the Midwife Twitter account also paid tribute to Kevin, calling him “A profoundly beloved member of our crew.”
Season 11 of Call the Midwife will be available on BBC iPlayer after the show concludes on February 20th, 2022.
Which of The Midwife Characters on Call Remained Alive, and How Badly Hurt Are They Now?
Thankfully, both Sister Julienne and Dr. Turner made it through the season finale of Call the Midwife. They are two of the longest-running and most beloved cast members on the show.
Even though their characters’ futures weren’t looking bright before the series finale, fans now have plenty more opportunities to enjoy the stellar performances of Jenny Agutter and Stephen McGann.
Both the Sister and Dr. Turner were on the train with Nurse Nancy Corrigan on their way back from a conference when it crashed, and by the end of episode 7, there was little reason to believe that either would survive.
However, in the series finale of Call the Midwife, trainee doctor Timothy Turner arrived to help as a medic and eventually rescued them from the train and took them away for emergency treatment.
As Timothy made his way through the rubble, he located his father and Sister Julienne just in time. After a tense waiting period of a week, fans were finally able to relax once they learned that their two favorite characters had made it.
Dr. Turner sustained a concussion, and Sister Julienne suffered broken ribs and advanced shock, which Timothy mistook for a heart attack, so neither of them will be returning to work anytime soon.