Stephen McGann, Doctor Turner in the BBC hit-drama series Call the Midwife, comes to the festival to talk about his new book which delves into his family tree.

Flesh and Blood is the story of the McGann family as told through seven maladies that have afflicted Stephen’s relatives over the last century and a half, and which have helped mould him.

As he has said: “My family’s story is intimately related to the progress of this nation, because of the relationship between social history, public health and physical medical health. Until the welfare state, my family subsisted. After the welfare state, they thrived. I feel, in my family, the burden of the legacy of history very keenly”.


Approx 60 mins

Festival Chester Literature Festival 2022

Storyhouse’s annual festival of words and ideas returns this coming autumn.