Actor Stephen McGann has become a new patron of Chippenham Hospital Radio.

Stephen has worked extensively in British theatre and on-screen for 40 years and can currently be seen starring as Dr Turner in the BBC global hit TV medical series Call the Midwife.

The actor is also a keen public speaker, writer and communicator on the role of science and medicine in popular culture.

In accepting the post Stephen said: “What a great honour it is for me to be patron of Chippenham Hospital Radio.

Wiltshire Times:

"Call the Midwife is a show that cherishes community care and support - support that goes far beyond the medical. The great work that the volunteers do on this hospital radio service exemplifies that spirit, and it's something I’m very proud to be a part of.”

Speaking of the announcement station manager, Simon Hyde said: “We are thrilled that Stephen has agreed to be our patron as his work on TV’s Call the Midwife and his interest in medicine make him an ideal choice to partner with”.

Most recently, Stephen has also written ‘Call the Midwife – A Labour of Love’ – a celebration of ten years of Call the Midwife, featuring behind-scenes stories and reflections.