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'Call the Midwife' cast 'bully' runner: Watch hilarious spoof video

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Miranda Hart and Jessica Raine star in Call the Midwife spoof video short 'The Runner', which features the actresses 'bullying' a crew member on the BBC One drama.

The comedy short follows the story of TV runner Matt Fleet, who suffers at the hands of the Midwife cast, who shout at him, throw coffee over him and hit him behind the scenes.



The video, directed by Michael O'Kelly, was one of the first entries in this year's Virgin Media Shorts competition. The winner of the competition will secure £30K of funding and support from the BFI.

Shane Meadows is heading the search for the new British film talent, which is still open for entries.

"Short film has always been very close to my heart. It's how I learnt my trade and what has ultimately shaped what I make today, I'm archiving my shorts now and I've made over 100 in nearly 20 years and still continue to do so," said Meadows.

Miranda Hart in Call The Midwife spoof

Miranda Hart in Call The Midwife spoof



David Tennant, James King and Mat Whitecross are also among the talent on the judging panel.

Cindy Rose, executive director of digital entertainment at Virgin Media, said: "We're delighted to have Shane on board for this year's competition. His experience in short film is invaluable and his passion for it is infectious.

"With a massive back catalogue of shorts under his belt, his understanding of what makes a great film and ability to spot new talent is of great value to the judging panel and his work is an inspiration to those entering.

"Adding his name to the list of judges is the icing on the cake for what we expect to be Virgin Media Shorts' biggest year."

Jessica Raine in Call The Midwife spoof

Jessica Raine in Call The Midwife spoof

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