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Call the Midwife (2012-2016)

This period drama set in impoverished East London in the 1950s follows a newly qualified midwife and her colleagues at a nursing convent.

British TV Dramas, British TV Shows, Drama, TV Dramas, TV Shows Seasons -5

TV-14

Ratings

IMDB
8.4
/ 10
Netflix
4.4
/ 5
Vudu
4.3
/ 5
Summary
The midwives of London's Nonnatus House deliver more babies and drama during the festive period, in this Christmas special; based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.
An exclusive sneak peek of the Christmas Special of this captivating British drama. Based on the best selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth and set in the 1950s, Call the Midwife is a moving and intimate insight into the colorful world of midwifery and family life in London's East End.
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Christmas is coming, and in Poplar the midwives of Nonnatus House are busier than ever. When an abandoned baby is discovered on the steps of the convent, the whole community rallies round to provide food and clothing, and to try and trace his mother. Meanwhile, Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine) finds herself drawn into the mystery surrounding elderly local woman Mrs. Jenkins (Sheila Reid), while Chummy (Miranda Hart) is determined to stage an unforgettable nativity play.
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Call the Midwife is based on the best selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth. Set in the 1950s, this six part series is a moving and intimate insight into the colorful world of midwifery and family life in London's East End. We are introduced to the local community through the eyes of young nurse Jenny Lee as she lives and works as a midwife alongside the Nuns of the Order of St. Raymond of Nonnatus.
An exclusive sneak peek of the captivating British drama Call the Midwife. Based on the best selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth and set in the 1950s, this six part season is a moving and intimate insight into the colorful world of midwifery and family life in London's East End.
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Newly qualified midwife Jenny Lee arrives in the East End to embark on a challenging career alongside an order of nursing nuns.
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When a baby is snatched from her pram, the local community unites to search for the child.
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Jenny provides care for cancer patient Frank, and learns that love can come in many forms.
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An exclusive sneak peek of the captivating British drama Call the Midwife. Based on the best selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth and set in the 1950s, this six part season is a moving and intimate insight into the colorful world of midwifery and family life in London’s East End.
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It’s 1958 and returning from a long day of duties, Nurse Jenny Lee finds the Nonnatus House community gathered to wish her a happy birthday, before she, Chummy, Trixie and Cynthia head off to the cinema. However the midwife’s good cheer is short lived when the next day she is assigned a new patient, Molly Brignall, who is trapped in an abusive marriage. Meanwhile, Trixie and Sister Evangelina find themselves in highly unusual circumstances, aboard a Swedish cargo ship looking after the captain’s daughter who is about to have her first baby.
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The Nonnatus community is rocked when the Kelly family's new born son dies tragically in unexplained circumstances. Cynthia, who had attended the birth, comes under intense scrutiny from the police, and the pregnant women of Poplar. Now fully ensconced in married life with PC Noakes, Chummy’s decision to pursue her dream brings about a different sort of pressure as exciting changes lie ahead for the couple. Meanwhile, a chance encounter returns Jimmy to Jenny’s life with surprising results.
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Jenny is seconded to a short staffed London Hospital to work on the male surgical ward and finds herself working under an intimidating surgeon, Mr Tracey.  Back in Poplar the midwives have a new addition to the household, Jane, who lends a hand in Jenny's absence. In one of their most unusual cases, the nuns and midwives are introduced to a forthright pair of twins Meg and Mave Carter. The two women are identical in every way, they even share a husband; except one of them is now pregnant. 
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Returning from her stint at The London Hospital, Jenny needs all her skill as a midwife when she and Sister Evangelina assist at the birth of the Roberts’ baby, who is born with spina bifida. The parents, Doug and Ruby, struggle to understand and accept their son’s life limiting condition. Nonnatus House meanwhile plays host to an acquaintance of Chummy’s – the Reverend Applebee Thornton, an eccentric cleric who befriends Jane.
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The whole Poplar community pull together to prepare for the annual Summer Fete. This year with the introduction of a Baby Show the Nonnatus House midwives will be more involved than ever; especially Trixie who assumes responsibility for securing a celebrity judge.  For others though, life is a little less festive. At the ante-natal clinic Jenny meets Nora Harding an impoverished mother of eight, who is distraught that she may soon have another mouth to feed. 
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Crowded living conditions have always meant that Tuberculosis has been rife in Poplar.  However, with the advent of the mass-Xray programme to diagnose the disease early, Dr Turner is determined that the community will no longer live under the threat of TB.  While the nuns and nurses support the doctor in his campaign to bring proper screening facilities to the area, Jenny’s district nursing rounds lead her to a family who have suffered devastating misfortune from the disease.
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Cynthia’s district nursing rounds find her administering daily insulin injections to diabetic John Lacey, a deplorable bully who consistently belittles his wife Annie.  A visit from Annie’s beloved son Bob, and moral support from Cynthia, see Annie gaining confidence and start to turn her life around.  Jenny’s work leads her to witness persecution of a different variety, when she looks after a black mother to be, Monique, who is subjected to racial prejudice from her neighbours. Funded by the success of the Summer Fete, Nonnatus House takes ownership of a scooter to help with their rounds. 
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Chummy and PC Noakes meet with new challenges as they settle back down to life in Poplar. Fred is in high spirits when his pregnant daughter, Dolly, and her young son Anthony arrive to stay with him. Jenny’s own jubilation comes in the form of potential love interest Alec, a friend and colleague of Jimmy's. However, in the outside world of Poplar, the winds of change are blowing with old buildings being demolished to make new way for new flats, a situation which reaches crisis point when the convent comes under threat.
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1958 is drawing to a close as the residents of Poplar prepare for Christmas. Festivities are thrown into chaos when an unexploded bomb is discovered close to Nonnatus House. Electrical power in the immediate vicinity has been cut off as the nuns and nurses scramble out to join the crowds of evacuated residents scurrying down the pitch-black street. As the community struggles to stop Christmas being reduced to ashes, the Nonnatus House staff reaches out to those in need and keep spirits high, rekindling the spirit of the Blitz.
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As Jenny struggles to care for exhausted mother Merle Vickers and her two sickly sons, it is Sister Monica Joan who holds the key to the diagnosis of their mystery illness. Meanwhile, Chummy calls on her royal connections for the official opening of the new ante-natal and baby clinic, and Nonnatus House welcomes a new resident, Sister Winifred.
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Jenny is delighted to be promoted to acting sister, but she soon finds herself dealing with her most challenging case yet. Elsewhere, Cynthia spearheads a new birthing practice for the expectant mothers of Poplar, Sister Winifred puts her green-fingered skills to good use, and Chummy continues to juggle her work and home lives.
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Sister Julienne receives a phone call from Holloway Prison where the Salvation Army, who normally provide midwifery for female inmates, have been struck down with influenza. She is called to care for the women and asks Trixie to help her. Shelagh suffers heartbreak when a routine pregnancy check turns out to be something far more serious.
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Jenny is concerned that a Jewish patient, Leah, is struggling to cope with her mother’s sickness and agoraphobia, on top of her own pregnancy. But with the arrival of her granddaughter, Mrs Rubin makes her first steps in years. Jenny rushes to Alec’s side when he is in a terrible accident and Shelagh tries to cope with her bad news.
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A lady with Down’s syndrome is brought to see the midwives and discovers she is pregnant, resulting in some difficult confessions and decisions. Nonnatus House sees the arrival of a no-nonsense new nurse and Shelagh takes over running the house. This includes organising the jubilee celebrations, which brings some unexpected trouble.
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Shelagh makes some important decisions about her future, while Patsy is finding the chaotic working life of midwifery a struggle. She upsets a young mother in the clinic which sees her being taken off midwifery and put on to the district rota. During her work, she forms a bond with a docker, Maurice, and has to work tirelessly to find a diagnosis for his unusual symptoms, which in turn reveals more about her own background.
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Cynthia worries about an anxious new mother, Pamela, and when she is found with her baby on the edge of a pier it is up to Sister Julienne to talk her down. Chummy visits her mother but is upset to discover that Lady Browne has walked out on her father, rendering herself penniless. Despite being eager to help her mother, their relationship becomes fractious until the real reason for Lady Browne’s damning behaviour comes to light.
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As preparations are made for Chummy to nurse her dying mother at home, Jenny finds herself drawn to help. Whilst Shelagh and Dr Turner await news from the Adoption Society, Shelagh pulls out all the stops when she enters her choir into a competition.
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Jessica Raine talks about Call the Midwife and her character Jenny Lee.
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Helen George talks about Call the Midwife and her character Trixie.
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Summary
The second season of the popular drama based on the best selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth. Set in the 1950s, this is a moving and intimate insight into the colorful world of midwifery and family life in London's East End. Young nurse Jenny Lee continues her work as a midwife in the local community alongside the Nuns of the Order of St. Raymond of Nonnatus.
When an abandoned baby is discovered on the steps of the convent, the whole community comes together to provide food and try to find his mother.
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It's 1958 and the day after celebrating her birthday, Nurse Jenny Lee is assigned a patient who is trapped in an abusive marriage.
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While Chummy prepares for mission work in Sierra Leone, Cynthia loses faith in her abilities, and Jimmy walks back into Jenny's life.
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Jenny is sent to a short-staffed London hospital. Back at Nonnatus House, the nuns and midwives meet a pair of twins, one of whom is pregnant.
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Returning from her stint at The London Hospital, Jenny and Sister Evangelina assist at the birth of the Roberts' baby, who is born with spina bifida.
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The community pulls together to prepare for the annual Summer Fete and with the addition of a Baby Show, the midwives will be more involved than ever.
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With the advent of the mass-Xray program, Dr Turner is determined that the community will no longer live under the threat of Tuberculosis.
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Cynthia finds herself administering daily insulin injections to diabetic John Lacey, a man who consistently belittles his wife Annie.
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Chummy and PC Noakes settle back down to life in Poplar and Jenny's own jubilation comes in the form of potential love interest Alec.
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Chummy and PC Noakes meet with new challenges as they settle back down to life in Poplar. Fred is in high spirits when his pregnant daughter, Dolly, and her young son Anthony arrive to stay with him. Jenny’s own jubilation comes in the form of potential love interest Alec, a friend and colleague of Jimmy's. However, in the outside world of Poplar, the winds of change are blowing with old buildings being demolished to make new way for new flats, a situation which reaches crisis point when the convent comes under threat.
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The stars of Call the Midwife talk about the new series and give a sneak peek into what's in store.
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This season, Chummy, PC Noakes and baby Freddy are back in the East End and Jenny faces huge challenges both personally and professionally. At Christmas, when an unexploded World War II bomb is found under a warehouse close to Nonnatus House, the nuns and dozens of local families find themselves homeless. Meanwhile, Dr. Turner is in a race against time to immunize children against polio.
In Poplar, Christmas 1958 is not just about the opening of presents, but also about the closing of deep wounds. Wartime trials are relived - and a new enemy confronted - before peace and love are restored.
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The residents of Poplar prepare for Christmas, but an unexploded bomb is discovered, throwing festivities into chaos.
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Trixie's feathers are ruffled when Jenny is promoted to "Acting Sister" by Sister Julienne.
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Shelagh suffers devastating news and the midwives help pregnant inmates at Holloway Prison.
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Shelagh and Dr. Turner nervously await life-changing news from the Adoption Society.