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Call the Midwife

Series Summary
Adapted by Heidi Thomas from the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, this drama series is a moving, funny, colorful look at midwifery and family in 1950s East End London. It follows newly qualified midwife Jenny, who joins an eccentric, lovable community of nuns who are nurses at Nonnatus House. Jenny is surprised to find herself at a convent -- she thought she was being sent to a small private hospital -- and is initially daunted by her surroundings, most notably the formidable Sister Evangelina and the unconventional Sister Monica Joan. But Jenny gradually begins to find her way and develops incredible friendships among the nurses, as they are drawn into the lives and homes of the women and families they treat.

Air Dates: 2012 - Present

Genres: Drama

Network: BBC1

  • Season 3, Ep. 8 : Call the Midwife Mar 9, 2014

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    Chummy prepares to nurse her dying mother at home, and Shelagh enters her choir into a competition.

  • Season 3, Ep. 7 : Call the Midwife Mar 2, 2014

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    Sister Julienne calms an anxious mother; Jenny's patient experiences complications; Chummy finds out that her mother has left her father; Trixie is disappointed when Ted cancels a date.

  • Season 3, Ep. 6 : Call the Midwife Feb 23, 2014

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    Tom asks Trixie to play cricket; Shelagh talks to Dr. Turner about adopting a baby; Patsy upsets a young mother and is removed from midwifery duties.

  • Season 3, Ep. 5 : Call the Midwife Feb 16, 2014

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    The midwives help a 6-months-pregnant woman who has Down syndrome; Shelagh oversees surprise celebrations for Sister Evangelina's jubilee; a new nurse arrives.

  • Season 3, Ep. 4 : Call the Midwife Feb 9, 2014

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    Jenny and Sister Winifred help a woman who is agoraphobic; Alec asks Jenny to go to Brighton for the weekend; Shelagh takes over the choir.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • Once again, PBS delivers the goods--and while it may be too harrowing at times to describe as a bundle of joy, the heart-tugging Call the Midwife is a delight to watch. show more

  • If you can accept Midwife for what it is--and at its core, it's a pleasant, even romantic period piece about divergent people who learn to take care of their own--there are quite a few pleasures to be found here. show more

  • This BBC hit is the soppily tender story of '50s midwives in London's East End. [1 Oct 2012, p.38] show more

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